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HIV-AIDS Dementia

Survival rates for people living with HIV-AIDS has dramatically improved due to advances in the combination antiretroviral therapies (ART).  However, in spite of these advances HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) creates concerns for medical care providers. Approximately 30 percent of Read More…

Traumatic Brain Injury Induced Dementia

Anyone can sustain a traumatic brain injury caused by motor vehicle accidents, sports related head injuries to a rapid shaking of the head and neck.  As with other dementia related conditions, the area of the brain impacted by the trauma Read More…

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease is a genetically transmitted disorder that is known for its progressive decline in motor functioning.  This  inherited condition causes the nerve cells in the brain to break down over time.  Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease.  Read More…

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is known for its symptoms involving motor skills.   People who suffer from Parkinson’s have difficulties with movement, coordination, physical  task challenges, and mobility issues.  There are also ” non-motor symptoms”   such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, and loss of Read More…

Vascular Dementia

The second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s is vascular dementia.  This condition can occur after a single major stroke blocks a large blood vessel and cuts off the blood supply to a significant part of the brain that Read More…