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I can offer families and caregivers non-diagnostic answers to questions regarding the disease. I travel around the state giving courses on Alzheimer`s disease for nurses and CNA`s.

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I have coordinated Alzheimer's Clinical drug trials since 1987. I have coordinated the Memory Disorders Clinic since it's inception 1994. I also have personnal experience from caring for my mother who died of AD 5/2000 and presently from caring for my mother in law who was diagnosed in March 2000.

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Recent Answers from Paula Damgaard

2016-12-02 geriatrician single handed diag dementia:

If I was your attorney I'd be asking for a second unbiased opinion.     To answer your first question, yes a geriatric physician can diagnose dementiia. Doesn't take a lot of visits to do that. If he gave

2016-11-05 Mother - alzheimers or depression?:

I know that generation is very stubborn! They don't take "handouts". Doesn't matter which order you do it in. Just because you might get an answer doesn't mean she'll believe it and/or remember it! And

2016-11-05 Mother - alzheimers or depression?:

Hi Missy,   I would most certainly have her checked out. My choice would be either a geriatric specialist or a neurologist. A general PC maybe able to say she has something going on but probably won't

2016-08-26 Concern about step mother:

Hi JoAnne,     First thing I would suggest is NOT to reason with her. It won't work and she'll end up resenting you more.     Second, does she have a doctor she goes to regularly? If so I would write him/her

2016-01-15 Question:

Hi Bud,     I think you are correct in speaking to your doctor about all the medications you are taking and their side effects. I would also get a complete physical to include blood work to make sure that

 

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