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American Psychological Association (APA)

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The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States. APA educates the public about psychology, behavioral science and mental health; promotes psychological science and practice; fosters the education and training of psychological scientists, practitioners and educators; advocates for psychological knowledge and practice to inform public policy; and champions the application of psychology to promote human rights, health, well-being and dignity.
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jess casale's comment, February 18, 2014 7:45 AM
About 85% of older Americans have at least one chronic illness: 50% arthritis, 40% hypertension, 30% heart disease, 12% diabetes, 30% hearing loss, 15% cataracts, & 10% stroke. A majority of elderly with a mental illness do not seek the help that they need.
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Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) - Hope through Research, Education and Advocacy

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A national nonprofit dedicated to Parkinson's disease research, education and advocacy. PDF is working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s disease by funding promising research to find the causes of and a cure for Parkinson's while supporting people with Parkinson’s disease, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services. During March and April, PDF will provide regular updates to mobilize the community for Parkinson's Awareness Month. Stay tuned for awareness-raising tips and tools.
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jess casale's comment, February 17, 2014 8:15 AM
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder that is both chronic & progressive. There is no known cure or cause but medications & surgeries can help manage the symptoms. Death & malfunctions of vital nerve cells in the brain are involved with Parkinson's. People with the disease have one or more the symptoms of tremors (of hands, arms, legs, jaw & face), bradykinesia (slowness of movement), rigidity (stiffness of the limbs & trunk), & postural instability (impaired balance & coordination).
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Helpguide helps you help yourself and others

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Practical, motivating information you can use to help yourself and others. Take control of your mental health, relationships, and lifestyle choices.
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jess casale's comment, February 18, 2014 7:57 AM
Depression can also be caused by different medications one has to take & also some diseases.
jess casale's comment, February 18, 2014 7:59 AM
Ways to cope with depression can include taking antidepressants, seeking therapy or counseling, & doing simple tasks such as exercising more, eating right, & getting enough sleep.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 3, 2014 8:40 AM
Jess, each paraphrased entry should be at least three sentences!
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Help End Alzheimer's

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More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's. Take a step toward a world without Alzheimer's: Start or join a Walk to End Alzheimer's team today.
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jess casale's comment, February 17, 2014 7:48 AM
The most common type of dementia that attacks thinking, behavior, & memory is Alzheimers.
jess casale's comment, February 17, 2014 7:53 AM
Alzheimer's is incurable & worsens over time. Alzheimer's is not "a normal part of aging" but it is a very common in those over 65. Only about 5% of cases take place in someone in their 40s-50s, known as younger-onset Alzheimer's.
jess casale's comment, February 17, 2014 8:01 AM
One with Alzheimer's has proteins built up in their brian. Experts are unsure of what exactly these proteins do but it is suspected that they may block communication among nerve cells.