Dr. Nisha Kaul Cooch is Founder and Principal of BioInnovation Consulting LLC, a life sciences communications firm based in Washington DC. While earning her Ph.D. in Neuroscience, she studied the nature of decision making and information processing. The focus of her current work is entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry.
Dementia is a term that is often used broadly to refer to the loss of cognitive abilities, but there are a number of different forms of dementia. Here, we will outline common forms of dementia, as well as the symptoms and brain changes associated with each dementia type. Alzheimer’s disease
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