Richard G. Petty, MD


I have written about Alzheimer’s disease in the past, but it is important for everyone to know that not all dementia, and certainly not all memory loss, is Alzheimer’s disease.

There is a brief article on the Psychiatric Resource Forum website that will point you toward some extra resources.

Our biggest interest is always in ensuring that someone who seems to be developing a dementing illness doesn’t actually have one of the large number of remediable causes of cognitive decline, such as depression, an underactive thyroid, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency, or an unusual condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus.

About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.

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