04 Oct Medical director discusses Matters of the Brain
“It is the loss of memory that has become the hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, degenerative brain disease that affects around 5.4 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Alzheimer’s, and other, related forms of dementia, are not all about the loss of memories, and they do not always strike those of advanced age.
“Learning about these other symptoms, and varieties of dementia and how they are diagnosed will be the focus of the second in a series of free presentations on aging being hosted by the McDaniel College Center for the Study of Aging. The center developed as a resource for professionals who work with older adults; caregivers, such as family and spouses; and older adults themselves, according to Director Diane Martin. The Focus on Aging series features one presentation a month, September through December, to help answer people’s questions and prepare them for working with, caring for or just plain being older, she said.”
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