#EndAlz

It’s June already! That means it’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. As with most things, early detection is key. Here are some great reasons to get checked if there are memory concerns that impair daily life activities:...

2019 Caregiving Symposium

Every year the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging hosts a free symposium for caregivers. There are a lot of great talks this year, as well as the usual fabulous lineup of great exhibitors. Community Neuropsychology is sponsoring a table. We’re looking forward...

The path of a clinician

“Wow,” someone recently commented, “you have a hard job.” The person was referring to the trauma stories I get told, I suppose, or the heart wrenching difficulty of informing a family that their loved one has a probable Alzheimer’s...

8 myths about neuropsychological testing

People need to be at least 6 months post injury or acute illness before they should be tested. This is the worst of all the myths! I have seen patients acutely (like in the emergency department), and in all phases of their recovery. Please, if a neuropsychological...

Learning and memory

Learning and memory is one of my favorite topics in neuroscience and today I get to write a blog about it. Hooray! Let’s start with some definitions. Learning is defined as the process by which an experience changes our nervous system and behavior, and we refer to...