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Archive for June 2015

Parkinson’s Disease (Part 3 in a series)

In previous posts in this series we looked at the causes and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and discussed the differences between Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease. In this Post, I’d like to take a look at current medical interventions for the disease. Currently there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease and no standard treatment for…

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Diagnosing Dementia – Part 6 in series

In Part 5 of this series we looked at the various signs of dementia as listed by the Alzheimer’s Association and suggested that these are applicable to dementia in general and offered them as a useful tool for family, friends and caregivers.  These symptoms of dementia experienced by patients, or noticed by people close to…

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Signs of Dementia- Part 5 in a Series

As we have seen in the previous four Posts, there are many specific types and causes of dementia, often showing slightly different symptoms. However, the symptoms are very similar and those experienced by patients, or noticed by people close to them, are exactly the same signs that healthcare professionals look for. The Alzheimer’s Association compiled…

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