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Christine Kennard

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Educating Correctional Officers to Recognize Dementia

Asking correctional officers to assess and evaluate an increasingly elderly prison population is a daunting task. Over many years the USA and other Western nations have incarcerated more offenders with longer mandatory sentences, more life sentences and reduced opportunities for parole. In institutions where security is central to the work and... 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.

Hearing Loss: Causes, Protections and Treatments

Hearing loss is a problem for millions of aging boomers. What many people don’t know is that hearing loss is more than in inconvenience. Hearing loss increases the risk of... Read moreChevron

posted 05/28/2015, comments (0)|
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.

Hearing Loss Addressed Early Can Help Protect Brain

Since mild hearing loss is considered part of normal aging it's rarely treated until the loss is at a later stage. However, now that hearing loss is known to affect our risk of developing dementia, this casual approach needs to be reconsidered.

 

A recent study confirms this. Anu Sharma of the Department of Speech Language... Read moreChevron

posted 05/27/2015, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro

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Changing the Name of Alzheimer's Disease?

Alois Alzheimer, famously known for his discovery of dementia, began by describing organic changes of atrophy and the presence of neurophils and plaques in the brain, that he had observed during autopsy. The brain in question belonged to a 51 year old female patient who had died in the Municipal Mental Asylum in Frankfurt, Germany. His... 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.

Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Symptoms Surprisingly Different

When we think of Alzheimer’s symptoms we think of memory loss, yet this is not necessarily the case with younger onset Alzheimer's. Younger onset Alzheimer’s may present symptoms such as poor judgement and skewed thinking patterns before memory loss becomes evident.


Researchers at University College London (UCL)... Read moreChevron

posted 05/20/2015, comments (0)|

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