Alzheimers, Cancer and Health Issues

Epilepsy and Seniors

Dr. Evan Fertig, co-director of The Epilepsy Center at Jersey City (NJ) Medical Center, speaks about epilepsy in seniors, including causes, diagnosis, and the latest available treatments.

Living with Diabetes

Dr. James Hellerman, Chief of Endocrinology at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx (NY), discusses the high incidence of diabetes among seniors and the more moderate nutritional program he advocates for them.

Coping with Cancer - Beverly Hyman Fead

Beverlye Hyman Fead, author of "Nana, What's Cancer?", discusses the book she recently wrote with her granddaughter on how to explain a diagnosis of cancer to a grandchild.

Clinical Studies for Dementia - Dr. Gerald Tramontano

Dr. Gerald Tramontano, a neuropsychologist and medical director of the NeuroRehab Institute, talks about ongoing clinical trials for people with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia and the opportunities and benefits for participation.

Managing the Onset of Deafness - Heather Kendall

Heather Kendall, Founder of ASL Advocates, talks about deafness in seniors, the coping problems faced by those who have lost their hearing over time, and some of the latest technologies that are now available to make their lives easier.

 

Senior GI Problems - Dr. Martin Zonca

Board certified gastroenterologist Dr. Martin Zonca, a GI specialist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, explains medical problems like swallowing disorders and heartburn that often strike an older population.

 

Working With Dementia Patients - Linda Boileau

Linda Boileau, co-owner of a non-medical care agency in Pennsylvania, discusses the trials and tribulations of dealing with dementia patients in the home.

 

The Memory Doctor

Dr. Arnold Bresky, who calls himself the "memory doctor," discusses the importance of preventative gerontology.

Mild Cognitive Impairment - Dr. Karen Roberto

Dr. Karen Roberto, a member of the faculty at Virginia Tech and professor and director of the Center of Gerontology in Blacksburg, Virginia, discusses Mild Cognitive Impairment, or MCI, and how loved ones can best handle it to allow the individual to live as independently as possible. 

 

Cancer Care and Treatement for Seniors - Dr. Carolyn Messner

Dr. Carolyn Messner, director of education and training with CancerCare, offers a look at how cancer care and treatment have changed for seniors.

 

Memory Screening Day - Carol Steinberg

Carol Steinberg of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America provides information on the upcoming National Memory Screening Day.

 

Clinical Study for Alzheimer's Patients - Dr. Gerald Tramontano

Dr. Gerald Tramontano, a neuropsychologist, discusses an ongoing clinical trial for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease that is studying the efficacy of the first drug to attack the amyloids or plaque in the brain that causes the disease rather than the symptoms themselves.