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May 1, 2024

Go Gray in May: Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2024

by Zara Jethani

May is brain tumor awareness month. This year, we advocate knowledge as an empowering force. Join Pacific Neuroscience Institute for a celebratory walk on Wednesday, May 29th at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

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March 7, 2024

Dementia: A Recent Diagnosis?

by Zara Jethani

Has a loved one recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia? As a care partner, your role necessarily extends beyond providing physical assistance. Learn what to do next after a dementia diagnosis.

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February 28, 2024

An Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Lurking in Your Gut, Study Finds

by Brianna Rauchman

New research found a connection between the gut microbiome and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. David Merrill offers his insights on these findings.

February 1, 2024

10 Things Your Doctor Wishes You’d Start Doing in Your 50s

by Guest Author

Whatever age you are, the best time to start prioritizing your health is now. However, certain health habits are especially beneficial as you reach your 50s, before the health consequences of not doing so set in. Adopting a few simple interventions could be the key to health and longevity, doctors say, helping to stave off disease, preserve cognitive function, improve your quality of life, and more. Read on to learn which 10 things your doctor wishes you'd start doing in your 50s, if you aren't doing them already.

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline
November 16, 2023

Understanding the Link Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline: Key Insights and Prevention Strategies

by Zara Jethani

Explore the intricate connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline, including its impact on social isolation, cognitive load, sleep quality, and cognitive reserve. Discover effective strategies for mitigating cognitive decline, such as early interventions, social engagement, targeted exercises, and preventative measures. Learn about comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options available at the Pacific Eye, Ear, and Skull Base Center.

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October 2, 2023

Unilateral Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

by Brianna Rauchman

Discover the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL) with expert insight from an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT ) surgeon. Learn about hearing loss solutions available at Pacific Eye, Ear, and Skull Base Center, including hearing aids, medication and cochlear implants.

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Health
September 26, 2023

Why Demi Lovato Was ‘Relieved’ After Being Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

by Guest Author

Discover Demi Lovato's journey with bipolar disorder, with expert insight from David Merrill, MD, PhD, director of the Pacific Brain Health Center. Learn why celebrities like her sharing their mental health challenges is essential to destigmatize conditions and encourage seeking help. Explore the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment for mental health conditions. Join the conversation about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.

AD-NeuroScore: Our Innovative Approach to Alzheimer’s Detection
September 14, 2023

AD-NeuroScore: Our Innovative Approach to Alzheimer’s Detection 

by Brianna Rauchman

Introducing AD-NeuroScore, an innovative approach to early Alzheimer’s disease detection and tracking. Developed by Jennifer Bramen, PhD, at Pacific Neuroscience Institute Foundation, this novel solution uses advanced MRI technology and a unique algorithm to simplify and improve Alzheimer’s-specific neurodegeneration assessment. 

Introducing Our New Speech-Language Pathology Program: Enhancing Communication and Well-being
August 23, 2023

Introducing Our New Speech-Language Pathology Program: Enhancing Communication and Well-being

by Brianna Rauchman

Discover Pacific Neuroscience Institute's new Speech-Language Pathology Program, offering personalized and evidence-based care for speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive communication impairments. Meet our expert team and experience compassionate care that enhances communication, swallow function, and overall well-being.

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August 1, 2023

14 “Polite” Ways You’re Talking About Aging That Are Actually Rude

by Guest Author

Director of Geriatric Cognitive Health at Pacific Neuroscience Institute®(PNI®), Scott Kaiser, MD, discusses the "polite" respectful language and attitudes towards aging, combatting ageism and stereotypes, and promoting inclusive and respectful communication for aging experiences.

Last updated: May 15th, 2024