Medical Notes: Week of March 1, 2020

Medical Notes: Week of March 1, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 1, 2020, including: A study showing that a molecular switch governing chronic inflammation can be turned off. Then, a study that shows that few of us are taking advantage of the great outdoors. And finally, Doctors are reporting a strange, rare side effect of the active ingredient in Viagra—intensely blue-tinted vision.

Rethinking Dementia

Dementia has a much wider range than most people think, and people with dementia are usually functional for years. An expert discusses the course of the disease and how life can still be positive for years before it reaches the late, debilitating stage most people think of when they hear the word “dementia.”

18-35 Segment 2: An Online Test for Dementia

If dementia is recognized early, medication and coping strategies are very beneficial. However, dementia is often undiagnosed and untreated until it is far along. A newly developed online test can help assess if someone has mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia.

Medical Notes 18-35

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 2, 2018.

15-45 Segment 2: One More Year Inside Alzheimer’s

  Synopsis: One year ago, we visited Greg O'Brien, a journalist attempting to document his own decline into early onset Alzheimer's disease. Now he discusses the past year and the difficulties he's meeting as his disease progresses. Host: Lynn Holley. Guest: Greg O'Brien, author, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's Links for more information: onpluto.org … Continue reading 15-45 Segment 2: One More Year Inside Alzheimer’s

15-42 Segment 1: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

  Synopsis: As many as five percent of people diagnosed with Parkinson's or Alzheimer's diseases may in reality have a treatable disorder caused by "water on the brain." An expert and patient discuss. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: J.D. and Donna Cain, normal pressure hydrocephalus patient and his wife/caregiver; Dr. Marvin Bergsneider, Professor of Neurosurgery and … Continue reading 15-42 Segment 1: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus