Latest Articles by Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
How to Find the Best Care After a Stroke
Studies show that stroke rehabilitation helps in even the most severe instances. Here are the the newest evidence-based recommendations.
7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's
Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder.
When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?
How do you know if changes in your loved one’s memory are serious and warrant an evaluation by a health professional—and how do you get him or her to go?
Activities that Might Slow Memory Decline
Which activities might slow memory decline for people with mild cognitive impairment? A new study uncovers some answers.
Why Does Traumatic Brain Injury Increase Dementia Risk?
Traumatic brain injury greatly increases the risk of developing dementia, but the link between these two conditions is unclear.
What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?
About 5 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed at age 65 or younger. Here’s what to know about the early-onset form of the illness.
Warning Signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment
People with mild cognitive impairment are more forgetful than normal for their age, but they don’t experience other cognitive problems associated with dementia, such as disorientation or confusion about routine activities.
When Tests for Mild Cognitive Impairment Get It Wrong
If you think you may have mild cognitive impairment, but tests show otherwise, you may want to ask for further screening.