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Aging

Caregiver burden: Easing the physical and mental toll

Millions of adults who care for aging loved ones are at risk of burnout. Namirah Jamshed, M.D., discusses closing the gaps between caregiving and geriatrics.

Brain

Break the silence of aphasia with specialized speech-language rehab

Bruce Willis retired from acting due to aphasia, a brain condition that robs patients of speech and communication skills. Nneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H., a stroke expert, discusses treatment options to slow the progression of aphasia.

Eyes and Vision

Neurodegenerative conditions: When AMD, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s affect the eyes

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can cause vision symptoms that often go unrecognized. Researchers at UT Southwestern are committed to discovering and refining preventive and therapeutic options for these patients. Learn more.

Brain; Discovery

Taking aim at tau to develop Alzheimer's breakthroughs

At UT Southwestern, physician-scientists at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute have been hard at work trying to unravel the brain’s biggest mysteries. Dr. Marc Diamond and his lab are making significant progress studying the tau protein and uncovering the fundamental roots of Alzheimer’s in hopes of developing an effective treatment for the disease.

Aging; Brain

Postoperative delirium in seniors: Recognizing the symptoms, reducing the risks

Post-operative delirium affects up to 50% of older adults, causing agitation and confusion after surgery. Left untreated, it poses long-term health risks. In this MedBlog, we discuss risk factors, symptoms, and two new programs that can help prevent and manage delirium. Learn more.

Aging; Brain

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: Sorting myths from reality

There are many misconceptions about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but learning about the conditions can empower families to make confident health care decisions. Tara Duval, M.D., discusses common misconceptions and offers tips for brain health. Read more.