Myron F. Weiner MD


Vascular Dementia

Vascular (or multi-infarct) dementia refers to a decline in a person’s mental abilities that results from a series of strokes. A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked, cutting off the blood supply to the brain. Vascular dementia often progresses step by step, with declines in memory and mental…

Apolipoprotein E-4 Genetic (DNA) Test

Most people who develop Alzheimer’s disease do not have a history of the disease in their families. But if you do have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease (one or more members of a family have had the disease), then your risk of getting it is higher. When a disease is found in families, the cause could be genetic…

Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus is an abnormal increase of fluid in the brain that puts pressure on the brain. It may be caused by a head injury, an infection, a tumor, or by unknown causes. Normal-pressure hydrocephalus is rare and can be treated. It can occur at any age but is most common in older adults. Symptoms…

Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Coping With Sundowning

People who have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia are sometimes easily confused. They may forget where they are, what day it is, and other common facts. Sundowning is a term to describe increased confusion that occurs in late afternoon and at night. The person gets restless at those times of day. He or she may…