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Brain Tumor Awareness Month
May 2, 2022

Providence Saint John’s patients, doctors, nurses ‘Go Gray’ for Brain Tumor Awareness Month

by PNI Experts

Tatiana Sarkisian is on a mission. As a brain cancer patient and survivor, the 31-year-old hopes to use her voice to create lasting change in cancer care, brain health and ongoing support for brain tumor patients.

Parkinson's Disease | Symptoms & Treatments at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
April 29, 2022

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

by Natalie Diaz

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement.

Hearing loss quality of live
April 27, 2022

How does hearing loss impact quality of life? | Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by PNI Experts

Hearing loss is highly associated with increased rates of depression, feelings of isolation, cognitive decline, and dementia.

Jennifer Bramen Professional Spotlight
April 25, 2022

Professional Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Bramen’s Innovations in Science & Technology

by Amelia Garrison

Jennifer Bramen, PhD, is dedicated to improving the lives of patients through patient-centered technology at Pacific Brain Health Center.

MIND Diet
April 11, 2022

What is the MIND diet?

by Molly Rapozo

The MIND diet aims to reduce dementia and the decline in brain health that often occurs as people age. It combines aspects of two well-researched diets, the Mediterranean Diet and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH).

Go Gray In May
April 1, 2022

May Is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

by Akanksha Sharma

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. We “Go Gray in May” and celebrate our patients, their loved ones, and their important journeys with a full calendar of special events. Raising Awareness for Brain Tumors Our brain tumor patients and their loved ones often report that...

Retina AI analysis of neural tissue
March 15, 2022

AI Analysis of Retinal Photography May Predict Serious Health Issues

by Amelia Garrison

A recent study conducted by researchers in China, Australia, and Germany, indicates that AI analysis of retinal photography may help medical professionals identify health complications before symptoms appear. The study coupled Deep Learning (DL) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze images from the back surface of the eye, or fundus, which is comprised of neural tissue. The results have opened the door to the future of personalized (and preventative) medicine.

Alzheimer's cognitive decline memory loss
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (3/3): Tips for supporting a loved one with cognitive decline

by PNI Experts

When supporting people with cognitive impairment, it can be helpful to remember that memory problems, personality changes, and other functional limitations are not intentional. A little patience can go a long way…and when it comes to dementia we could all use a little more empathy.

Memory loss signs of Alzheimer's disease
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (2/3): How soon should my family or friends see a doctor for memory loss?

by PNI Experts

When it comes to memory concerns, for a number of reasons, typically the sooner these can be evaluated the better. For one thing, for the many of us that may be perpetually worried about potential memory problems—fearing that every time we misplace our keys we must be experiencing the first signs of dementia—getting evaluated can be a great way to put our minds at ease.

Alzheimer's recognize the signs
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (1/3): What if my family or friends have cognitive decline?

by PNI Experts

Talking to a loved one about cognitive decline can be a real challenge. Often people with cognitive changes may not have “insight” into their condition—not recognizing changes that may be quite noticeable to others. In addition to general “forgetfulness,” some of the common signs and symptoms that might prompt concern.

Last updated: April 21st, 2022