Jessica Gwinn

About Jessica Gwinn

Jessica is a freelance writer and creative consultant who, for the past 12 years, has been primarily focused on clients in the medical, biotech, fiber optics and software fields. Previously, she worked with the Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association, managing all the event planning for Philadelphia’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s (formerly The Memory Walk®). Jessica was very close to her grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s.

Overuse of Technology Can Lead to ‘Digital Dementia’

Overuse of Technology Can Lead to ‘Digital Dementia’

Have you ever heard a scatter-brained, stressed out friend mutter ‘I have such ADD today’? It’s become all too common to dismiss our flustered, uninterrupted lives as just part of the everyday new normal. Undeniably, modern society is dictated by our constant connection to technology. Plain and simple, we are married to it – for […]

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How You Can Make a Difference During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

How You Can Make a Difference During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month.  The month was designated to Alzheimer’s by the late President Ronald Reagan in 1983, who was, as we all know, himself diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease later in life. This year, President Barrack Obama proclaimed November as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, 2013,” asserting, “this month, we stand with everyone […]

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Will Eating Carbs Lead to Alzheimer’s?

Will Eating Carbs Lead to Alzheimer’s?

There’s a seemingly endless stream of advice on what to eat or NOT to eat to be healthy. Whose advice should we follow? And when it comes to brain health, what should we be eating? There are some interesting new perspectives on this. As usual, they’re controversial but well worth exploring. Why Carbs Are Dangerous […]

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The Dark Side of Football: Brain Injuries

The Dark Side of Football: Brain Injuries

Every fall, football season brings with it a sense of all-American competitive spirit, nostalgia, and, let’s be honest, a lot of tailgating fun. But, as more and more information comes to light about the traumatic, often lethal, dangers to the brain as a result of this sport, there’s a much darker side that we simply […]

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New Hope for Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s

New Hope for Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s

Scientists have long known that people born with Down’s Syndrome ultimately develop Alzheimer’s disease. But what scientists haven’t known is why. As new and ongoing studies indicate, there are some promising clinical trials and experimental therapies that may shed new light on the possibility of not only repressing the extra chromosome 21 in Down’s Syndrome […]

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Can Anemia Lead to Alzheimer’s?

Can Anemia Lead to Alzheimer’s?

Both common sense and awareness about our aging brains are critically important for staying healthy as we get older. And as many of us already know, diet can play a key role in abating dementia and helping people to feel as mentally sharp as possible. But there is one area, in particular, that warrants some […]

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Age-Related Memory Loss is Not Alzheimer’s

Age-Related Memory Loss is Not Alzheimer’s

A new study at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) links a deficiency of the protein RbAp48  in the brain to age-related memory loss, which has been found to be unrelated to Alzheimer’s disease. Our life’s memories are our biggest link to our past and they give us a sense of hope and belonging in a […]

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Is Copper Responsible for the Uptick in Alzheimer’s?

Is Copper Responsible for the Uptick in Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is still a mystery in many ways. And with the approach of the Silver Tsunami—aging baby boomers reaching 65+ in record number each day—the government and private researchers are on a mission to learn more about the epidemic and, hopefully, find a cure. Some troubling new findings indicate we now have to look out […]

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