American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Recommends Annual Memory Tests for Seniors

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recommends that Seniors age 65 and over be screened every year by their physicians for thinking and memory problems. Aging is a major risk factor for developing problems with memory and thinking. This recommendation was published September 18, 2019, online in the journal of Neurology . The test may…

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Diabetes Shown to be Risk for Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

November 2018 is National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month and to date no real cure has been found for diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015 there were 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) with diabetes (mainly type 2 diabetes) and 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1…

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Parkinson’s Disease and Impulse Disorders

Dopamine Replacement Therapy The main drugs that are prescribed to treat people suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD) are those that replace dopamine. One of the characteristics of Parkinson’s disease is that the brain stops producing dopamine. However, like any medicines these dopamine agonists may have side effects and one side effect that was observed was…

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