We talk to Dr. Bill Burke, M.D., Director of the Stead Family Memory Center at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, on what you need to ask your doctor if you think you or a loved one has signs of cognitive decline.
0:57 What happens to the brain in normal aging
11:43 Getting a baseline cognitive test
27:08 M.C.I. and dementia: Is M.C.I. a red flag for dementia?
34:45 Why early assessment matters
40:42 How to participate in a clinical trial
If you find our articles and interviews helpful, please consider becoming a supporting member of our community.
Frustrated by the lack of an editorially independent source of information on brain health and Alzheimer’s disease, we decided to create Being Patient.
We are a team of dedicated journalists covering the latest research on Alzheimer’s, bringing you access to the experts and elevating the patient perspective on what it’s like to live with dementia.
Please help support our mission.