ALZHEIMER’S TESTThe most frequent question we’ve fielded on the website the past month: Is there a test for Alzheimer’s?A Day Late & A Dollar ShortUntil now, doctors could not diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease until stage two symptoms, and then only through CAT scans and MRIs. MRI and CAT scans show protein deposit growth in the brain […]

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Arrhythmias Overview

Arrhythmia - Beller Health

Arrhythmias produce irregular heartbeats and fall into two categories based on pulse and two types predicated by location. Normal heartbeats fall between 60-90 beats per minute, except those who often workout whose normal pulse might be as low as 50 beats per minute. Arrhythmias heartbeats fall below or above the normal range.  Two Arrhythmia CategoriesTachycardia – Heart beats too fast (over 100 […]

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What is Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)?

About 60,000 Americans have Frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  What is Frontotemporal Dementia FTD? Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) results from frontal lobes and temporal progressive degeneration. Temporal, insular and frontal damage causes emotional instability, problem solving deterioration, erratic and inappropriate behavior. This also attacks one’s language skills. Three major frontotemporal dementia typesBehavior variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD).Semantic variant primary progressive […]

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What is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)?

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the three most prevalent forms of dementia, inflicting over 1.3 million Americans. What is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)? Lewy body dementia (LBD) results when Lewy body protein (alpha-synucleins) cumulates in brain cells. As with protein associated with other dementias, researchers believe alpha-synucleins serve an important purpose until they stockpile […]

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What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is the second or third most prevalent dementia. Behind Alzheimer’s, Vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia represent second and third, although the exact numbers are unknown. WHAT IS VASCULAR DEMENTIA? Vascular dementia results when a blocked artery prevents blood flow to the brain, resulting in memory loss, organizational deterioration, reasoning and judgement decline. There are […]

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15 Types of Dementia

15 DEMENTIA TYPESAlthough dementia strikes 1 of 6 Americans, and 1 of 3 seniors worldwide, the medical condition remains misunderstood. Did you know there are 15 dementias? 15 DEMENTIA TYPESLewy Body Dementia1. Dementia with Lewy bodies/DLB2. Parkinson’s disease dementia/PDDVascular Dementia3. Post-Stroke Dementia4. Multi-Infarct Dementia5. Binswanger DiseaseFrontotemporal Dementia6. Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia7. Primary Progressive AphasiaOther Dementias8. Alzheimer’s […]

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You might have heard there are seven Alzheimer’s stages, but four stages and seven substages is more precise. Alzheimer’s StagesStage 1: Preclinical Alzheimer’sSubstage 1No symptoms.Substage 2Minor symptoms. Others have not noticed. The person exhibiting the symptoms might shrug it off and attribute the problem to aging or other factors. Substage 3Symptoms grow enough for the person to […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

There is no urine or blood test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s. Further complicating matters, several other dementias and diseases exhibit similar symptoms, especially in beginning stages. Doctors must work through a process of elimination. When they eliminate other possible causes for symptoms, and reach the full criteria for Alzheimer’s, they make a diagnosis. However, it might take […]

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