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What is Hippocampal Sclerosis?

   Today we will discuss Hippocampal Sclerosis (HS), which causes memory impairment similar to, and frequently confused as, Alzheimer’s disease (AD). HS is often misdiagnosed as AD because initial symptoms and rate of progression follow roughly the same pattern, but as the neurodegeneration continues the two disorders diverge. Memory impairment is severe in both HS […]

Blood Tests May Be the Future of Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

Two primary biomarkers are produced in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). They are misfolded versions of proteins called amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau. Despite having known this for quite some time, there has long been a lack of effective and cost-efficient testing to determine the presence of these proteins for a definitive AD […]

Virtual Activities for Social Isolation

Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of contracting Covid-19. Although social distancing precautions are very necessary to help flatten the curve and promote the health and safety of our communities, it can contribute to increased isolation and mental hardships.  Staying mentally and physically active during social distancing and isolation […]

New Sanitizing Procedures for Covid-19

We Have Re-Opened! We are pleased to resume clinic and research operations at Center for Cognitive Health! Please take a moment to review our plans for sanitizing to ensure patient, subject, and staff safety during Covid-19. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. To protect patient and subject safety and support a […]

COVID-19: What Can You Do?

The newest coronavirus strain, COVID-19, has reached pandemic status. Similar to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) from 2013, COVD-19 induces respiratory complications. Those 65 years or older or immunocompromised are at highest risk for complications from the infection. Younger, healthy individuals, including infants, are often asymptomatic or result in minimal and mild symptoms. Due to […]

Produce for Change: Can Fruits and Veggies Reduce Risk of AD?

    In our previous blogs we have touched upon a couple aspects of how diet can impact neurological function and risk for diseases like Alzheimer’s. As interdisciplinary studies are becoming increasingly more common, we are discovering even more ways that diet and exercise impact our overall health, genetics, and cognitive functioning. Today we will […]

Neuroprotective Tap Water: Correlations in Lithium Concentration and Dementia

Within the last few years, an interesting correlation has been discovered between the concentration of lithium in municipal water sources and the incidents of dementia in areas with varying amounts of lithium. In fact, it seems that lithium might provide some form of neuroprotection such that the higher concentration present in tap water predicts a […]