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Dr. Pat Consults: Dementia—Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Diagnosis

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

There are a number of risk factors for developing dementia. These can be thought of broadly in two categories: those that you can do something about and those that you cannot. Risk factors you can’t change include aging—risk dramatically rises with age, with more than 50 percent of those older than 85 being affected—and genetics.

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Money & Careers

Special Announcement: Tomorrow, Ask Medicare About Caregiving

By Womens Voices for Change
Since many boomers are already caring for aging parents (and the rest of us mostly just worry): WVFC has just been contacted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the government agency that handles Medicare and Medicaid,  about a new initiative to help us learn what's possible.  What does Medicare provide? To whom? For how long?  What does it mean…
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