Memory Episodes

Jan. 17, 2023

Noticed changes in your loved ones over the holidays?

Dr. Mia talks about common physical, cognitive, and emotional changes in older adults, that adult children and other family members who may have noticed over the recent holidays. More info on specific negotiating tips with yo...

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Oct. 20, 2022

OTC hearing aids and the brain: Interview with Dr. Jack Hitchens

Dr. Mia talks about the new FDA authorization for sale of hearing aids over the counter, our amazing hearing system, and how to distinguish hearing loss from memory loss with Dr. Jack Hitchens, audiologist. Jack Hitchens Au.D...

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Oct. 7, 2022

Lecanemab: new Alzheimer's drug

Dr. Mia talks about the newly released preliminary results of anti-amyloid drug: lecanemab, the context of this newest drug development, and more questions than answers going forward. News release of clinical trial Clarity AD...

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Sept. 8, 2022

Memory Series 3/3: all about care partners

Dr. Mia talks with Samantha Culler, LCSW at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist's Memory Counseling Program about her professional and personal journey of being a care partner. Neither of them speak on behalf of their employer...

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Aug. 25, 2022

Memory Series part 2/3: safety problems in early dementia: story of S…

Dr. Mia talks about the difficult but common safety issues in Steve & Nina's story. 4 M's of safety problems in people with mild/early stage dementia: money, medications, meals, and mobility/driving. Driving safety: https://w...

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Aug. 11, 2022

Memory Series Part 1/3: Memory domains & Memory Mimickers

Dr. Mia describes the domains of memory/cognition: short-term memory executive function visuospatial memory language attention speed of processing Memory mimickers that can confound memory evals: anticholinergic meds obstruct...

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July 28, 2022

Why so many Alzheimer's drugs fail: two tales of Alzheimer's disease

Dr. Mia talks about two composite patients: Barbara and Steve who demonstrate two very different tales of Alzheimer's disease, what's sexy vs not in Alzheimer's research, and disease-modifying therapy that is NOT aducanumab. ...

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