Do you know the warning signs of early-onset Alzheimer's disease? Plus, three simple ways to improve your cognitive ability

By Brady White
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Alzheimer’s disease involves changes in the brain that cause neurons to die. Early symptoms include short-term memory loss and difficulty with language, but it can eventually lead to complete loss of bodily function and death.

For patients over the age of 65, the decline typically is relatively slow — often taking a decade or more before death. Unfortunately for early-onset Alzheimer’s patients — who are under age 65 — the decline can be much more rapid, with death typically occurring less than five years after diagnosis.

Behind the Scenes: Coordinating Patient Transports with Life Flight

By Jason M Carlton
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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes for Life Flight to transport a patient? Cindy Hayes is an Operational Controller with Intermountain Life Flight. On average, she coordinates 8-10 flights per 12-hour shift. She offers a little glimpse at the coordination required to transport patients throughout Utah and/or parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Arizona.