Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.

Dementia can’t be cured, but there are treatments. Early diagnosis allows a person to get the maximum benefit from available treatments and provides an opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

Deadly Delirium

The day I showed up at the hospital, Pat’s nightmare had been running almost ceaselessly for several weeks. I found him tossing in bed, sweat pouring from his face, as he strained against the cloth ties tethering his wrists to...

/ December 15, 2017

How Eldercare Handicaps Women

On Health Care Decisions Day, leading healthcare advocate Jennifer Brokaw points to the burden of medical-decision making, for which wives and daughters bear the brunt.

/ April 21, 2014

10 Misunderstandings about Health Care

In the on-going and ever fervent debate about health care in America, we want to share what we perceive to be some important misunderstandings Americans have about it. While the Affordable Care Act will allow more people to have access...

/ September 28, 2012