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WHY FOCUS ON DEMENTIA?

By Team Beller / March 14, 2019

This is the first in a series of blogs revealing Beller Health Research Institute’s history. The series is not in chronological order, but instead focuses on events and how we evolved as an institute. This first historical blog focuses on dementia and what prompted me to write dozens of books and hundreds of blogs on […]

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What is Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)?

By Team Beller / February 10, 2019

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)?

By Team Beller / February 10, 2019

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?

By Team Beller / February 9, 2019

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

By Team Beller / February 9, 2019

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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ALZHEIMER’S STAGES

By Team Beller / February 8, 2019

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

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

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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PREVENT OR SLOW ALZHEIMER’S

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

With no cure, are there ways to prevent or slow Alzheimer’s? If we review the list of Alzheimer’s risk factors, and focus on the ones we control, we can alter our lifestyles to reduce our risks. If somebody already has Alzheimer’s, there is no known way to reverse the disease, but the same recipe to prevent […]

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What are Alzheimer’s Symptoms?

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

Alzheimer’s might take decades before the first symptoms occur. Protein deposits and tangles are forming in the brain. When they block and destroy cells, a person suffers mild memory function loss. As Alzheimer’s progress, the symptoms worsen until a person requires 24/7 supervision. If a loved one experiences the following symptoms, please get them to a […]

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

People refer to Alzheimer’s as the “old folk’s disease,” but it also attacks adults in their prime and, in rare cases, strikes people in their twenties or thirties. Alzheimer’s remains unknown or misunderstood by too many people, including health officials. WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S? Alzheimer’s develops when protein tangles and plaque deposits build in the brain, destroy […]

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