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Aging versus Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease

Aging versus Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease

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By R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Director, Memory Disorders Program Professor, Department of Neurology Georgetown University Washington, DC memory.georgetown.edu rst36@georgetown.edu

Case 1
• A 64 year old judge was referred by her PCP for evaluation of memory loss. Her husband reports memory loss and repeating questions for about 18 months. Her colleagues and law clerks have expressed concerns due to several small mistakes. She reports that she has “fa
By R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Director, Memory Disorders Program Professor, Department of Neurology Georgetown University Washington, DC memory.georgetown.edu rst36@georgetown.edu

Case 1
• A 64 year old judge was referred by her PCP for evaluation of memory loss. Her husband reports memory loss and repeating questions for about 18 months. Her colleagues and law clerks have expressed concerns due to several small mistakes. She reports that she has “fa

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Published by: National Press Foundation on Jul 24, 2012
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Aging versus Dementia due toAlzheimer
s Disease
 
R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD
 
Director, Memory Disorders ProgramProfessor, Department of NeurologyGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCmemory.georgetown.edurst36@georgetown.edu
 
Case 1
 A 64 year old judge was referred by her PCP for evaluation of memory loss. Her husband reports memory loss andrepeating questions for about 18 months.Her colleagues and law clerks haveexpressed concerns due to several smallmistakes. She reports that she has
fallena little behind at work
, and is planning toretire in 1 month because she has lost the
trust and confidence
 
of her colleagues…
 
 
Case 1
She has a history of well-controlledhypertension and takes only an anti-hypertensive medication. She has no other medical or psychiatric history. There is nohistory of stroke, TIA, alcohol abuse, gaitdisorder, falls, or head trauma. Her parentsdied in their 60
s of 
old age
. She works as a judge and lives with her husband. She statesthat at one time her IQ was
170
.

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