Lewy Body Dementia Is Frequently Misdiagnosed

That news took even Williams’ closest friends by surprise, in part because the actor had kept the diagnosis a secret and also because this particular form of the disease is so poorly understood. Dr. Angela Bentle, a geriatrics specialist with the Methodist Charlton Medical Center, recently sat down for a public-access interview to help people… Read More »

Doctors and Hospitals Sometimes Ignore Advance Directives

Advance directives have been a popular part of estate planning since at least 1990, when Congress passed the Patient Self-Determination Act. Since then, Americans have only grown stronger in their sentiment that they should decide for themselves what kind of treatment they’ll receive in the face of terminal illness. View image | gettyimages.com Advance directives… Read More »

Preventing Dementia Might Be Easier Than You Think

Nothing scares us more than dementia. Increasingly, studies find that people fear Alzheimer’s and other such illnesses more than cancer, heart disease, auto accidents, or any other leading cause of death. Undoubtedly, that shift in the cultural anxiety is due in part to a decrease in the rate of cancer and cardiovascular death. But there’s… Read More »