Dear Doc Column 1-27-18 Dear Doc, I’ve just turned 75 and the old brain isn’t like it used to be. I keep forgetting where I’ve parked. I forget names, lose things, forget to take my pills, and have been re-watching movies, forgetting I’ve already seen them. Any recommendations to keep me going? Hello, and thanks […]
Am I getting Alzheimer’s?
Ask the doctor: 1-14-18. Dear Doc, I’m in my 70’s and have noticed my memory seems to be slipping. I’m having problems remembering people’s names. Does that mean I’m getting Alzheimer’s? Many people have just that same question. As they age, they develop problems remembering names and occasionally forget where they parked their car, and […]
Your brain on sleep
We sleep. We spend a third of our lives doing it, but it’s still a mystery. Why do we sleep? Why do we dream? Why is sleep architecture so complicated, with different stages and physical changes? And if the need for downtime is so innate and deeply driven, why do we suffer from insomnia? Despite the […]