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Andrew E. Budson M.D.
When an older adult doesn’t understand you, it’s usually due to a hearing problem. Sometimes, however, it can be due to comprehension difficulties.
Remembering names of people can be challenging for anyone, but particularly for older adults. It’s also common in Alzheimer’s disease. How do you know when it is abnormal?
Anyone can have difficulty managing and coordinating activities, but it's particularly common in dementia. Here's what is known about why it happens and what to do about it.
From former NFL players who have developed Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy to your grandmother with Alzheimer's, why do patients with dementia do inappropriate things?
Before working to care for or treat someone with dementia, make sure you know what the correct diagnosis is.
When we join our family for the holidays, we may notice a slip of memory in a parent or grandparent. How do you know if it’s normal for age or a sign of Alzheimer’s?
Strokes can lead to problems with speech, walking, strength, thinking, and memory, and are a common cause of dementia. But can you diagnose someone just by observing them?
10 million years of evolution has led to the development of the neocortex to control our primitive drives. So why does it seem to fail so frequently?
Anyone can now find out if they have the most common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s. But what will you do with the information?
Wondering what foods can reduce the risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s and actually improve cognitive function? Hint: It isn’t blueberries, coconut oil, or turmeric.
The pathology of Aaron Hernandez was just one part of the 2017 Boston University CTE Conference, which presented the latest research and our current understanding of this disorder.
Wondering if your memory is normal or not? We’ll help you understand what’s normal, what’s not, and what to do about it.
Andrew Budson, M.D., is a professor of neurology at Boston University, as well as a lecturer in neurology at Harvard Medical School.