That is sure the truth! I never realized how much I didn't know until Mom got Alzheimer's. I think it's the same way about most any disease process. Now I have COPD and I learn something new about "breathing" every day. And who thought it was that complicated...huh?
The issue of elderly and infirm housebound people receiving "care" in their homes – the "care" amounting to visits that last only 15 minutes (if that) is not a new one. As the years creep up inexorably on me, it becomes a more pertinent subject. I remember, distinctly, experiencing a "care package" ten years ago. [...]
While many have tried, no link between aluminum and Alzheimer's has ever been proven. Learn about a new finding about a job-related case of aluminum exposure. It may just be the first direct link between elevated brain ...
PsychCentral.com Depression, Anxiety Affect Cognitive Skills of Middle-Aged Women with HIV PsychCentral.com Additional menopausal characteristics such as hot flashes and depression suggest that treatment for these conditions can help improve...
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This is certainly understandable. Grief, anxiety and depression go hand in hand.
Practicing What We Preach. Growing up, I can remember my basketball coach relentlessly hollering at me to run faster, harder, and further. Rather than focus on increasing my respiratory fitness (per his constant suggestion), ...
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As a caregiver, it's often difficult to Stop and take care of ourselves. But a few minutes everyday, can help with physical and mental relief.
DOES APPLE WANT TO BE IN THE GYM, OR IN HOSPITALS? Apple Analyst Philip Elmer-DeWitt has an interesting take on where the real opportunity might lie in the future for any Apple iWatch, which is what the tech press has imagined any new wrist-worn Apple gadget will be called. It may be that the real opportunity for disruption isn't in fitness, but in health care, he argues. Advanced in heart rate, blood pressure, and hydration sensors would make any new wearable device a possible sensor-loaded personal health monitor, and possibly lead to health care savings thanks to its role in boosting preventive care.
Ashton Manor is just one of the pioneering communities that David Schonberg from Schonberg and Associates has developed as a leader in cutting-edge memory care. Come and take part in an inspiring talk about how we can all work together to raise the standard for dementia care.
Seniors are typically thought of as gentle people who want to maintain independence as long as possible, but there are a whole host of stereotypes out there about aging that just aren't true. Myth: Seniors Don’t Care About the World This myth falls under what logicians call “the psycholog
If you are a middle-aged adult and fortunate to have family, but unfortunate enough to have both parents diagnosed with Alzheimer”s disease, then chances are broad that you develop Alzheimer”s-related brain changes in middle age, a new study finds.
I'm not so sure about these predictions. It never seems to progress through the family just like researches say. My Mom had a large family with 8 children, yet only her mother a brother and Mom had Alzheimer's.
Who knows? Stay aware...I say. And if you notice symptoms early, see a doctor and begin meds. But I won't let the thought of having Alzheimer's rule my life now. http://bit.ly/bIT45g
Researchers Hunt For Keys To Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnoses Hartford Courant The use of PET scans and cerebrospinal fluid has allowed researchers to detect the protein plaques and tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer's, years before any...
Deseret News Grant awarded to help dementia caregivers handle grief Deseret News The Alzheimer's Association awarded Supiano a $99,000 New Investigator Research Grant to help those experiencing complicated grief — particularly long-term dementia...
Kimberly Williams-Paisley recently talked about her painful journey with her mother, who has a rare form of dementia. The Nashville star admitted she had to learn how to love her mother again, but in a new way.
Making the decision to be a caregiver for an aging family member or working for an agency is a big responsibility. Your important position will bring you rewarding moments, but it can also bring you times of demanding work ...
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This is so true. You must recognize when you need a break instead of pushing yourself to a "breaking point." I like the saying, "You can't be a caregiver until you take care of yourself first."
French company Cityzen Sciences won the CES 2014 Inclusive Innovation in Everyday Health award for the development of a smart-sensing fabric woven with integral micro-sensors that read body heat, respiration rate, heart rate, and motion through location via GPS.
The fabric combines sensors, fabric, distributed computation, and small battery-powered transmitter into a unit that links in real time to a smartphone.
Apparently, they're also working on a recharging system for the fabric that will receive most of its energy when the clothing is washed. Until it's implemented, you'll have to set the spin cycle to 24 hours*
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