Lori McKenna, LICSW, social worker with the UVM Medical Center’s Memory Program answers questions about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. What challenges face the caregiver of a person with dementia? Lori McKenna: The unknown regarding the progression of the disease. The grief that they may experience following diagnosis: anger, fear, depression, isolation, […]

Recently, the World Health Organization released its first-ever guidelines for reducing risk for dementia and cognitive decline. Today, dementia is a global-health priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict that the U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will double by 2060 to 13.9 million people. The guidelines seek to help people […]

November is National Family Caregivers Month. In the United States, more than 15 million informal caregivers, primarily family, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s disease. It can take a devastating toll. Studies show that caregivers have higher rates of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and cardiovascular disease. Caregiving is truly one of the ultimate acts of […]

When the UVM Medical Center’s Frederick C. Binter Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disordersopened, an immediate goal was to provide more exercise opportunities for patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Studies show exercise is helpful for the movement challenges that come with the disease, but there is also evidence that additional barriers to exercise exist, […]

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that affects nearly 8 million Americans and is a leading cause of blindness in adults. In the latest episode of HealthSource Radio, Dr. Christopher Brady talks about the disease. Brady is an ophthalmologist at the UVM Medical Center and assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. Listen to […]