Category Archives: dementia

Sharon Brangman, MD, appointed SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Today, Upstate Medical University presents 16  awards at its fall convocation. The most prestigious of these — the SUNY Distinguished Service Award — is being given to Sharon Brangman, MD. Below is her biography, as it appears in the convocation … Continue reading

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Drug trial seeks patients with Alzheimer’s

Patients in a mild to moderate stage of Alzheimer’s disease are being sought for the clinical trial of a drug that aims to alter or delay memory loss. The drug, T-817MA, is being tested nationwide in a phase II, randomized, … Continue reading

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Your health care proxy is a gift to your loved ones

BY TIMOTHY CREAMER, MD  I sat with my father on a cool early summer afternoon. I forget what we were chatting about specifically, though probably it was something financial. That was his expertise. The conversation drifted, and we sat silently … Continue reading

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News, happenings around Upstate Medical University

You may recall that four runners from Upstate were invited to compete in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in London this summer for the 3.5-mile championship race. They sent a group post card – a cut-out of Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Caregiver Advice: How to make a home ‘senior safe’

Some practical advice from Upstate’s Marjorie Libling, a social worker specializing in geriatrics, for making your senior loved one’s home safe: In the bathroom: * Use a nonslip rubber mat for the tub, and also for the floor outside of … Continue reading

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Geriatrics expert: Feeding tubes not recommended for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Toward the end of Alzheimer’s disease, people lose their ability to chew and swallow. Family members often struggle with the proper approach once their loved one reaches this stage. Food, after all, is so symbolic of caring that to not … Continue reading

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