Namenda only Works for Severe Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

None of the current treatments for dementia will radically improve patients’ memory or thinking, nor will they stop the progression of the disease. However, Namenda may help moderate or severe dementia, while Aricept, Razadyne, or Exelon may help patients with dementia ranging from mild to severe.

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Veterans: When Two Problems Collide

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur as a result of experiencing a traumatic event. The symptoms of PTSD may include being constantly on-edge, frequently having a short temper, reliving the traumatic event through flashbacks or bad dreams, avoiding things related to the traumatic event, or losing interest in previously enjoyable activities. In people with PTSD, these symptoms last for more than a few weeks and become disruptive to the person’s daily living.

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What Everyone with Type 2 Diabetes Should Know

Talk with your doctor about the blood sugar goal range that is best for you, considering your lifestyle, other health considerations, and preferences. Read this article carefully to educate yourself about the risks of different diabetes medications before you talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of each choice and how they might affect you. Consider the medical histories of your parents and siblings, since that can influence your health risks as well. Ask questions until you feel confident that you understand all the possible options.

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