Items Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s’

If not Alzheimer's, what is it? Memory symptoms may be due to other conditions-and often are treatable

June 7, 2018

If not Alzheimer’s, what is it? Memory symptoms may be due to other conditions-and often are treatable

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

    Alzheimer’s disease is the much-feared, most common cause of memory problems in the elderly. Sometimes, however, memory problems are caused by something else entirely, including conditions that can be treated if diagnosed, according to doctors at UCLA. Here are three treatable conditions that can mimic Alzheimer’s disease symptoms: 1) Hypertension. High blood pressure […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, cognitive health, dementia, depression, substance abuse


Online training videos provide coping skills for caregivers of people with dementia

June 6, 2018

Online training videos provide coping skills for caregivers of people with dementia

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Family and professional caregivers are key to ensuring that people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia live safely, comfortably and with dignity. Given the nation’s rapidly aging population, more people in the coming years will develop Alzheimer’s and dementia with the memory loss, agitation, behavior changes and other symptoms that come with them. […]

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Tags: adult caregivers, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, caregiver training, caregiver training videos, caregivers, dementia, dementia caregivers, Dr. Zaldy Tan, UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program


March 25, 2013

Geriatric Experience

By JohnL468 JohnL468

In early 1994 my mother, Aimee, was told that she had Alzheimer’s! I took her drivers license , got her a part time helper/driver and found out that her Non-UCLA MD would not see her anymore.We were fortunate enough to be referred to Dr. James W.Davis, Jr. at the UCLA Department of Geriatrics. Dr. Davis […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, geriatrics, nurses & staff, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica