Why is Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders Often Undiagnosed for Years?

I believe the easy answer to my question today is that there is no simple, easy, and cheap way to detect dementia and related cognitive disorders. It would be great if there were a blood test that could diagnose dementia. … Continue reading

Clinical Trials for New Lupus Drug Have Shown Stellar Results

Lupus is an autoimmune disease without a current cure. Some lifestyle changes moderate the disease – diet and sun protection. A medical diagnosis along with laboratory testing can confirm the condition. Lupus can last a lifetime. Almost two-thirds of Americans … Continue reading

New Diagnostic Tool for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is an illness of the central nervous system that affects movement. Dopamine levels in the brain drop below safe levels resulting in tremors, slow movement, stiffness, and loss of balance. PD cannot be cured at this time. … Continue reading

Another Step Closer to Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common disease associated with dementia. It affects over five million Americans. It has been a difficult disease to diagnose, even when people have early stages of cognitive difficulty. Recently published research in the Journal … Continue reading