Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer's Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Introduction An astonishing volume of material has been published about Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. Typing the word “Alzheimer’s” into Google will reward you with 13,600,000 “results” in 0.15 seconds, and a PubMed search of the same instantly yields over 55,000 journal articles. Yet, primary care physicians (PCPs) who regularly see patients with Alzheimer’s and […]

Can Alzheimer's Or Vascular Dementia be Prevented with Control of Vascular Risk Factors?(Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Can Alzheimer’s Or Vascular Dementia be Prevented with Control of Vascular Risk Factors?(Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Introduction, History, and Epidemiology In the United States over 5 million people, 13% of individuals over 70, are estimated to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias, now recognized to be the 6th leading cause of death in the overall population. (1,2) Epidemiological studies in the U.S. and other countries indicate that among […]

A Very Special Midwife

A Very Special Midwife

Dr Mike Donovan doesn’t believe in love at first sight – until he meets midwife Jenny Carson for the first time and is instantly hooked. He knows she’s the woman he’s been searching for, and won’t stop until he gets what he wants. Jenny isn’t so convinced; nicknamed “The Ice Woman”, she won’t let any […]

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Introduction The 2000 census showed that 15.3% of West Virginia’s population or 276,895 people were 65 years or older. (1) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in 2000 estimated that 40,000 West Virginians had Alzheimer’s Dementia, the most common form of dementia. (2)

Caregiver Stress: An Important and Overlooked Health Issue (Special Article)

Caregiver Stress: An Important and Overlooked Health Issue (Special Article)

I am part of a growing health crisis. As part of my job, I have worked with and advised caregivers for almost 10 years. I also have watched as others in my family have faced the challenge of caregiving. But recently, I entered the “club”–the army of Alzheimer family caregivers, when my own mother received […]