Archive for February, 2011

What Remembering What Not To Forget When Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:00am – All Ages Where St Catherine’s Men’s Club (map) Not open to Public Other InfoNot Open to the Public « Back to the calendar

What Remembering What Not To Forget When Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:00pm – All Ages Where Trinity College Club (map) Not Open to the Public Other InfoThis is a private event. « Back to the calendar

What Improving Your Memory When Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:30am – All Ages Where Naples Press Club, Bella Serra (map) 221 9th St South Naples, FL 34102w Other InfoThis free seminar, given by Dr. Bill Beckwith will provide you with valuable information regarding: – Aging and memory – Improve memory – Sharpen your brain skills Please call 949-2813 for information and reservations. « Back to the calendar

What Remembering What Not To Forget When Monday, March 14, 2011 12:00pm – All Ages Where WS/IL Club @ Quail Creek (map) Not open to public Other InfoThis is a private event. « Back to the calendar

What Remembering What Not To Forget When Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:00pm – All Ages Where Sands Club @ The Vineyards (map) Not open to public Other Info This is a private event, given by Dr. Bill Beckwith will provide valuable information regarding: – Aging and memory – Improve memory – Sharpen your brain skills « Back to the calendar

What Remembering What Not To Forget When Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:00pm – All Ages Where FGCU Renaissance Academy (map) 1010 5th Ave S # 100 Naples, FL, USA 34102 Other InfoThis seminar, given by Dr. Bill Beckwith will provide you with valuable information regarding: – Aging and memory – Improve memory – Sharpen your brain skills Please call 425-3272 for information and reservations. $20 for Renaissance Academy members and $25 for non-members « Back to the calendar

What Remembering What Not To Forget When Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:00pm – All Ages Where FGSU Renaissance Academy (map) 10501 FGCU Blvd. South Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565 Other InfoHeld from 1-2:30 pm. Dr. Bill E. Beckwith will discuss: – Aging and memory – Improve Memory – Sharpen your Brain Skills Call 454-1277 in for reservations « Back to the calendar

“I have Alzheimer’s disease in my family. What should I do?” The most important thing to do is to plan for good life. Keep in mind that not all memory loss is a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Not everyone with Alzheimer’s disease becomes demented and not all who become demented have Alzheimer’s disease. The genetic risk increases about 3 times that of persons without a family history – not 100% even in identical twins. Heredity is not destiny. There are several things that I suggest for those with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. I don’t have a family history but I am already implementing this plan for myself as I am in my mid 60s and I want to be proactive just in case. 1. Put advanced legal directives in place. Make sure you have a durable power of […]

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I have had many clients seek my assistance in determining whether their partner, parent, etc. have Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, I had one such client this week where a wife brought in her husband to seek an answer to the question of whether his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s was correct. This is also the question that also comes up in many of my talks. There are many myths surrounding what Alzheimer’s disease is. It is not a germ or virus that we contact. It is not a stroke. It is not a head injury. These events may all cause memory loss but they are not Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is not the same as dementia. Dementia is a rating of the severity of memory loss. Dementia refers to the state of being so impaired in memory and/or other cognitive skills that […]

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“My grandfather had Alzheimer’s disease. I am having some trouble finding the words I want but my memory is ok. What are my chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease?” First, the greatest risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease is age. The prevalence for developing Alzheimer’s disease before age 60 is less than 2%. Prevalence increases to less than 15% by age 80 and about 70% by age 100 by some estimates. In short, we are all at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease if we live long enough. Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (before age 65) is rare and develops between 30 and 60. In some cases, early onset is familial Alzheimer’s disease with genetic mutations on chromosomes 21, 14, and 1. In these rare cases, the inheritance is referred to as “autosomal dominant.” The offspring in the same generation have a 50/50 chance of […]

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