UC Memory Disorders Center Blog

Forget-Me-Not Salon Explores How to Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline

Forget-Me-Not Salon Explores How to Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline

Healthy aging, compassionate care, the need for new treatments, and the preventive power of diet and exercise were the subjects of an inspiring discussion at the Forget-Me-Not Salon June 19. The event, which drew more than 70 members of the community, benefited the Memory Disorders Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a provider…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Comments closed

Sleep Apnea: A Noisy Stroke Risk Factor that Is Not Always Heard

Sleep Apnea: A Noisy Stroke Risk Factor that Is Not Always Heard

By Jennifer Rose V. Molano, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology Sleep Specialist, UC Memory Disorders Center “Love your heart. Love your brain,” declares the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  To love your heart and brain, optimizing your blood pressure, controlling cholesterol levels and maintaining a healthy weight are all important. But there is another risk…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Comments closed

10 Ways to Say, ‘I Love You, Brainy Valentine’

10 Ways to Say, 'I Love You, Brainy Valentine'

The day is here, and whether you have found the perfect card, have forgotten to buy flowers, or have been called in to work the night shift, you can still come through with a timeless gift of caring for your brainy Valentine. Here are 10 gift ideas from our experts on brain health at the…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Comments closed

Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease with Wisdom, Compassion, Humility & Art

Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease with Wisdom, Compassion, Humility & Art

Perhaps no disease strikes more fear in the hearts of the healthy than Alzheimer’s. While robbing individuals of their ability to think and remember, Alzheimer’s can also compromise the mental and physical health of loved ones and caregivers, while draining away savings and eroding financial security. The disease has no cure, and when it strikes,…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Calming the Brain the Night before a Big Event

Calming the Brain the Night before a Big Event

Who among us hasn’t had the dreaded experience of trying to fall asleep the night before a big exam, presentation, competition or other nerve-wracking event? The harder we try to relax and fall asleep, the louder the seconds tick by. And the more we worry that we’re losing precious sleep time, the more elusive the…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Coping with an Unwelcome Disorder: Lewy Body Dementia

Coping with an Unwelcome Disorder: Lewy Body Dementia

For Dean Jennings, neurological disease arrived cloaked in disguise. It began with memory problems at work, which he hid from his wife and co-workers, then revealed itself with balance problems, a shuffling walking pattern and an unexpected fall on the tennis court. Dean’s initial diagnosis was “possible Parkinson’s disease,” and later he was treated with…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Tonic for the Brain: Arias from Cincinnati Opera

Tonic for the Brain: Arias from Cincinnati Opera

The power of music, with all of its beauty and adjunct neurological benefits, swept through the lobby of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) on Wednesday as the hospital celebrated a new partnership with Cincinnati Opera. Among those enjoying the occasion – which included arias and Broadway tunes from four gifted young vocalists —…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Findings Suggest that Cognition in Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Amenable to Future Restorative Treatment Interventions

Widespread media coverage of findings reported in Science (published online 2/9/2012) by researchers at Case Western Reserve University has renewed attention and interest in the development of compounds that address the pathological changes that cause Alzheimer’s disease. The two pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease involve abnormal processing of the proteins amyloid and tau. In people…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Comments closed

The Protective Effects of Cognitive Reserve

Paris — President Sarkozy addressed the international community of Alzheimer’s disease researchers, clinicians and scientists today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. His speech highlighted France’s commitment to addressing the clinical, social and research challenges posed by Alzheimer’s disease. His ambitious program of federal funding, infrasucture and personnel support serves as an international model for…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Comments closed

Could Falls be a Harbinger Alzheimer’s Disease?

Paris — One of the most striking reports Sunday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference demonstrated an increased risk of falls among patients who have biomarker evidence of Alzheimer’s disease in a presymptomatic state. This work was presented by Susan Stark, PhD, Washington University. Her report focused on non-demented research subjects as judged by assessment on…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Comments closed