Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, MD

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  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infection rates within U.S. nursing homes are on the rise, and that trend will continue until better hygiene practices are put in place, a new study suggests.

    "Infections are a leading cause of deaths and complications for nursing home resident...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals that pull out all the stops to rescue surgical patients in crisis are slightly better at saving lives, but the cost of such heroism is questionable, a new study suggests.

    Highly aggressive hospitals are about 5 percent better at saving...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people mired in grief after a loved one's death, a specially designed therapy may work better than a standard treatment for depression, a new study finds.

    The debilitating condition, known as complicated grief, is often mistaken for depress...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

    Deaths from overdoses of drugs such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine and oxycodo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medications are cheaper generic brands, new research suggests.

    At issue are the cholesterol-lowe...Full Article

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA-approved treatment options for Alzheimer’s treat the symptoms, not the cause. The goal of the treatments is to reverse the forgetfulness and other symptoms, restoring the patient to the cognitive level of one year earlier. The drugs cannot

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Alzheimer’s disease progresses slowly. It develops over the course of several years to a decade. The disease affects a person’s abilities in roughly the reverse order that we acquire these abilities during childhood. For example, a newborn can breathe, suck and swallow. As the child grows, he or she begins to

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    A person may experience early signs of Alzheimer’s disease for many years, even decades, before receiving an official diagnosis. Often, older adults and their loved ones may overlook or deny the signs of dementia and assume they are simply a normal part of aging. Adults who live alone may find it easier to hide

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA-approved treatment options for Alzheimer’s treat the symptoms, not the cause. The goal of the treatments is to reverse the forgetfulness and other symptoms, restoring the patient to the cognitive level of one year earlier. The drugs cannot

    ...Read More
  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are involved in a number of clinical trials, seeking to stop the disease and possibly reverse it. These promising treatments include:

    • Immune modulation through vaccination, which aims to identify the disease before symptoms begin and
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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, can be challenging for the caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease is an incurable, progressive neurologic illness. A person with dementia may experience:

    • Delusions
    • Hallucinations
    • Impulsivity
    • Agitation and other behavioral problems

    The type of symptoms that patients

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Alzheimer’s disease is one form of dementia. Dementia is a term doctors use to describe a number of conditions that result in a disruption of the brain’s memory and thinking functions. We can compare “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” to “color” and “blue.” Just like blue is only one type of color, Alzheimer’s is

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    It is challenging, even for some medical professionals, to distinguish between the benign cognitive changes of normal aging and early dementia. Normal aging can cause slower information processing and retrieval. That means it may take a bit longer to remember someone’s name or where you parked your car.

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are diseases of the brain. Both may cause forgetfulness. However, the similarities end there. In fact, researchers believe that even the memory disorder that results from Parkinson’s is distinct from the memory disorder that Alzheimer’s causes.

    One

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