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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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Women’s Voices: A Real Game Changer for the NFL

By Elizabeth Willse
The above public service announcement aired during the Jets-Bengals playoff game on Saturday, possibly unnoticed by football fans anxious to continue cheering their teams. But some fans saw, in this simple announcement, the culmination of a dramatic story that has been building on the sidelines. Throughout this football season, growing concerns about traumatic brain injury have shaken the complacency of…
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Emotional Health · Family & Friends · General Medical

Susan Baida: eCareDiary, Building Community, and Sex in the Workplace

By Susan Baida
We at WVFC were thrilled to discover an essential new resource and “neighbor” on the World Wide Web:  eCareDiary.com, an online community formed in late 2008 for those of us caring for elders in our families. In some ways, this is the challenge of our generation: balancing, sometimes, multiple dimensions of caregiving for several generations, each with its attendant financial…
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News Brief: New TV Show Casting in NYC Wants You;Maya Angelou Wins Marian Anderson Award; ABC’s Dr. Marie on HRT; Midlife Means a New Brand

By Womens Voices for Change
Calling Women Over 40. Well, maybe the New York Post and a few television producers were reading the WVFC blog recently. Today they report; SINGLE Manhattan women over 40 – start your engines! IiN TV Productions is developing a reality series called “Cougars: NYC,” about five older hotties “living the glamorous life in NYC . . . with men 10-plus…
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