Study Shows Link Between Obesity and Brain Function

Correlation found between increased body mass and decreased white matter

A study published in the journal of the Public Library of Science examines the association between body mass (BMI), vascular and inflammatory markers, and white matter integrity in the corpus callosum of the brain. Read more

Speech and Language Rehab for PPA Patients

Word retrieval therapy shows promise for patients with primary progressive aphasia

A November 2013 article from the journal Brain and Language discusses a treatment that might help improve language performance in patients diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia (PPA). PPA causes deterioration in areas of the brain that control speech and language, causing a gradual decline in communication abilities. Read more

The Art of Coping

How to address the behavioral changes in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

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The formal definition of a caregiver is “a person providing direct care to an individual (adult or child)”—Webster’s Dictionary. Read more