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Christine Kennard

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Cold-Activated Protein May Lead to Alzheimer's Treatment

We have known for many years that cooling the brain by reducing body temperature (hypothermia) can protect it in some types of damage. Now new research published in the January 14th edition of Nature has identified a protein that is activated in response to cold that can prevent loss of connections between brain cells in neurodegenerative... Read moreChevron

Carol Bradley Bursack

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

HealthCentral Twitter Chat Focuses on Health Costs

Most of us who have our own health issues or are caregivers to those who are ill are acutely aware of how insurance coverage can change from year to year. Just managing the yearly Medicare changes for our elders can be confusing, especially for the Medicare supplemental policies and for Medicare D, which is the... Read moreChevron

posted 01/23/2015, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack

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

Flu Kills: Keeping Our Elders Safe

Flu isn't just an inconvenience, especially among the elderly population. For expert information on how caregivers can help their elders stay healthy and if possible avoid the flu, I reached out to Martie Moore, R.N., MAOM, CPHQ, who is Chief Nursing Officer, Medline Industries, Inc. for some... Read moreChevron

posted 01/21/2015, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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I Found Taking Cognitive Tests for Dementia Stressful

This week I took a few screening tests for dementia. Dementia is not a disease in itself, it is a term that describes a group of symptoms such as a gradual loss of memory, communication skills and the ability to think and reason clearly. The reason I took the tests? 
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Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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

"Still Alice" Should Help Public Understand Devastation of Alzheimer's

Not all that long ago, when someone's grandma started acting a little “strange” she was considered senile. This deterioration of the brain was considered normal aging even by many doctors. As Grandma's behavior got worse, she would often be hidden away from public view to avoid embarrassing the... Read moreChevron

posted 01/13/2015, comments (0)|

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