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Memory Loss

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Transcript of Memory Loss

MEMORY LOSS
This is a BIG problem.
1 in 8 Americans over 60 report worsening memory loss!
Ignorance is
NOT
bliss.

Only have talked
to a health care professional.
Meaning of individuals with
memory loss are undiagnosed!
Early diagnosis is key.
3
M
's
M
ovement incoordination
M
emories and past events
are difficult to recall
M
ood changes for no apparent reason, including confusion or disorientation
The Importance of Early Detection
Begin treatment to manage and possibly reverse symptoms
Educate yourself, family, and friends about the disease
Determine future care preferences
Settle financial or legal matters
MOST PEOPLE WILL HAVE SOME DEGREE OF MEMORY LOSS DUE TO AGING.

Early Detection
Higher Quality of Life!
Earlier Management
Mayo Clinic revealed that some brains had an average of 3 disease processes leading to dementia, and others had as many as 7 different underlying pathologies.
Possible Underlying Causes of Memory Loss
Parkinson's
Vascular Dementia
Alzheimer's
6th leading cause of death
1 in 3 seniors die from Alzheimer's or dementia-related causes
people with Alzheimer's can live for 8 years before symptoms become noticeable
Don't wait until it's too late!
GET SCREENED EARLY.

Take back control.
An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is not an immediate death sentence!
Early detection allows for treatment that can extend the quality of life.
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/1-8-boomersreports-memory-loss-large-survey-finds-1C9864807
Don't wait for symptoms.
Recent clinical trials have shown that stem cell treatment can restore hippocampus neuronal function in mice.
This REVERSES the memory deficit!
Keys to Prevent Memory Loss
Continue learning.
Don't smoke.
Maintain a healthy diet.
Sleep adequately and regularly.
Have a strong social support group.
On average, how much time do you think it takes for Alzheimer's to develop in a new patient?
A mere 68 seconds.

http://www.nature.com/nrneurol/journal/v8/n6/fig_tab/nrneurol.2012.81_F1.html
What is a Memory Clinic?
Useful vehicles for improving practice in the identification, investigation, and treatment of memory disorders including dementia
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2563702/
Who contribute to health promotion, health education, audit, research, and service to patients.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2563702/
That bring together professionals with a range of skills for the benefit of patients, colleagues, and careers.
You are NOT ALONE!
Memory
in
Clinics
the
Bay
Area
Stanford
UCSF
Silicon Valley Memory Clinic
California Pacific Medical Center
San Jose Medical Center
What is ?
SCREEN
SCAN
STRENGTHEN
Help slow memory loss through exercise, diet, medication, lifestyle changes.
SUPPORT
Educate and guide those living with memory loss.
Herceptin is a new Genentech drug that treats breast cancer by interfering with HER2/neu receptor.

Breakthroughs are coming.
A multi-disciplinary physician team that provides consulting, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of memory loss in a comprehensive manner.
cognitive tests
family interviews
genetic screening
It is important to have a DIVERSE panel of caregivers.
We use the latest technology to analyze brain activity.
The responsibility of a caregiver extends beyond a one-time visit. We give information and medical care in all aspects, including financial and emotional.
You may have ALZ,
but it's not the end of the world.
You can enjoy your life with the right arrangements!
Methods
The Neurologist Experience
Primary Care physicians often refer memory loss patients to a neurologist without clear diagnosis. This is not their fault, as memory loss can mean multiple things.
There is a
11 % disparity
in the numbers of doctors available and needed to care for all patients.


This means patients with neurodegenerative diseases like MS, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's have to wait longer to see a specialist.
Right now patients must wait an average of 30 business days for a follow up visit.
You shouldn’t have to wait!
Memory clinics become booked
MONTHS
in advance.

ex. UCSF can only schedule patients 3-4 months out when you call.
video goes here
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12966223
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/understandingcancer/targetedtherapies/breastcancer_htmlcourse/page3
testimonial?
Exercise regularly.
Never give up.
AmyVid Scanning
http://radiology.rsna.org/content/217/1/58.full

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