Friday, April 17, 2015

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Christine Kennard

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Pass the Carbs I don’t want Dementia?!

Medical advice has, for a long time, said that we can reduce our risk of dementia by keeping a healthy weight. The mantra was, and still is, that obesity is the enemy and ups our chances of dementia in old age. But now a large scale cohort study says being underweight in mid to late life significantly increases our risk... Read moreChevron

Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders

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Under Minding Our Elders, Carol is an author, blogger and columnist on aging and caregiving support.

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month: How Informed Are You?

There are many neurological diseases that can affect people as they age. Alzheimer’s, of course, is one of the most feared because it is so well known. However, while not as common, Parkinson's disease is also prevalent. This neurological disorder affects an estimated 2 percent of people older than 65.... Read moreChevron

posted 04/07/2015, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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A Dementia Dilemma: Inability to Recognise and Communicate Pain

Pain is a common but complex experience that differs from person to person. Pain is always a subjective experience. So when someone has dementia how does this affect their experience of pain and how they express their reaction to it? How can caregivers know when pain relief is required and is effective?

 

Oosterman (2014)... Read moreChevron

Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders

Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide

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Under Minding Our Elders, Carol is an author, blogger and columnist on aging and caregiving support.

Aging in Place or Assisted Living: It’s About Choices

According to an AARP survey, the vast majority of boomers have stated that they want to stay in their current homes rather than move to another setting for... Read moreChevron

posted 03/24/2015, comments (0)|

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