Deciphering the Signs: Alzheimer’s Disease or Age-Related Cognitive Decline?

As we age, it’s common to experience some level of forgetfulness. However, distinguishing between normal age-related cognitive decline and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be perplexing. Let’s talk about the differences to help understand when it might be time to seek testing for Alzheimer’s. Understanding Age-Related Cognitive Decline: It’s important to recognize that some memory loss is a normal part of aging. This can include: Occasional forgetfulness, like misplacing...

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Am I Depressed?

Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch; it’s a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Recognizing the signs of depression is crucial for seeking timely help and support. In this blog, we’ll explore key indicators of depression, debunk common myths, and discuss when to seek professional help. Understanding Depression Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think,...

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Spotting the Subtleties: The Pink Flags of Adult Autism

When you hear about autism, your mind might jump to the big, bold signs that we often see in movies or read about in books. But, what about those that fly under the radar with muted traits? What about adults who have developed compensatory strategies as a result of living with difficulties for many years? These are the pink flags – the kind of signs that don’t shout “I’m here!” but might whisper “Something’s up.” This blog is about spotting those...

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Dr. Whitney Legler