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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Forgetfulness: Recognizing Age Related Changes vs. A More Serious Problem


Forgetfulness: Recognizing Age Related Changes vs. A More Serious Problem from Wildcat Student TV on Vimeo.
Dr. Greg Jicha from UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging talks about how to recognize the signs of Alzheimer's disease and when it's appropriate to ask for help. This is a longish video... about an hour's lecture... but very worthwhile and informative if you're concerned about a loved one with possible memory problems. One of the diagnostic tools he recommends is the "AD8" which is a very simple and quick list of questions: see http://alzheimers.about.com/od/testsandprocedures/a/AD8.htm (click on AD8 in the first paragraph for the actual test).