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Being Patient: Brain Talks

Do Hormones Really Affect Your Memory?

Being Patient talks to Dr. Pauline Maki about the effect of hormones on cognition and whether there is a link between estrogen, menopause and memory loss. She’s a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the director of Women’s Mental Health Research and the Center for Research on Women and Gender, as well as the Alzheimer’s chair at the Society for Women’s Health Research.

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Genetics and the Brain

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Being Patient Voices

Constance L. Vincent

I was ready to fight back. And if I couldn’t completely protect her from eventual Alzheimer’s, I at least wanted her to be active and healthy, enjoying her present life, for as long as possible.

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Danielle Dawson

One afternoon, I came home and found my parents having a physical altercation. My dad was holding my mom’s arm.

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Kathryn Harrison

Not only did music help with my mom’s stress, but it also helped us stay connected to her and gave us a window into the Mom we knew.

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Ralonda Thompson

My experiences at work and at home have taught me that because my mom can’t vocalize what she’s feeling or what may be hurting, I need to make sure that I do that for her.

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