World Kidney Day has been observed in early March since 2006; in the US, March is National Kidney Month. Efforts to increase awareness of kidney health are timely, as chronic kidney disease (CKD) affected an estimated 37 million Americans in 2021. Drugs prescribed for common illnesses can increase the risk or severity of CKD. This risk comes in addition to drug-to-drug interactions (DDIs) that might also exacerbate CKD. And unfortunately,…READ MORE
Studies Show Links Between Chronic Kidney Disease and Memory Loss, What Can You Do About It?
March 27, 2023
Recent News of Bruce Willis’s Frontotemporal Dementia Diagnosis Raises Questions About Available Treatments
March 6, 2023
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects two brain structures: the frontal lobes and the temporal lobes. The location of damage is distinct from that of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), which is characterized by the degeneration of the brain structure known as the hippocampus. For each of these conditions, neurodegeneration can be readily quantified by the amount of shrinkage (loss of tissue) in these structures, which can be observed…READ MORE
Today’s standard of care for complex diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related dementias fails to meet the needs of an aging patient population. It falls short of providing adequate guidance for clinicians who bear the burden of this care gap. Complex diseases proceed from many contributing factors -- medical, genetic, and environmental -- that vary widely from person to person. Untangling the web of factors that contribute to neurodegeneration can…READ MORE
Despite our annual expressions of gratitude to our veterans for all they’ve sacrificed, we fall short when it comes to their health and well-being. In addition to cancer, diabetes, and mental-health disorders, veterans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other forms of dementia at high rates. Veterans currently under a physician’s care need a comprehensive workup and a care plan that addresses the factors that drive the progression of AD.…READ MORE