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Seven Ways to Love your Brain

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn how you can maintain your brain – also called cognitive function – throughout your life. It turns out your brain, like every part of your body, responds to healthy behaviors, according to Sam Downing, MD, Director of Geriatrics […]

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A Holistic Approach to Alzheimer’s Treatment and Prevention: In the Kitchen with Sam Downing, MD

Chances are, you know or care for someone with Alzheimer’s dementia.  One in nine Americans over age 65 have the disease, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, that number is growing fast.  Along with memories, Alzheimer’s dementia takes away vibrancy of life and places a large burden on caregivers — […]

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Palliative Medicine: It’s About How You Live

In the minds of most, medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. But, for palliative medicine – a medical specialty focused on improving quality of life for people facing life-limiting, chronic, or serious illness – effective communication is the most important tool. “Palliative medicine doesn’t have fancy instruments,” said Ann Curry, MHS, […]

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