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Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

One in Three Cases of Alzheimer’s May be Lifestyle Related

Scientists who attended the 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen this month seem energized from their collaborative effort. News stories will be filtering out for weeks to come about the studies presented at the conference. However, to me, one of the most interesting and encouraging conclusions so far is that... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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Caregiving for Beginners

Becoming a caregiver to a family member with Alzheimer’s disease can at first seem daunting. You will have recognised that your new role is one that supports your loved one so that they can live as independent and as fulfilled a life as possible. Your job will be to make up for the deficits caused by the disease.   Your Caregiving Role... Read moreChevron
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Research Keeps Highlighting Importance of Lifestyle Choices in Battle Against Dementia

I don’t know about you, but as I’ve reached middle age, it seems like time just flies each day. How did I ever used to fit everything into my day? Now I feel like I wake up, drink a cup of coffee and find the day is half-way through!   Yet while time seems to be speeding up, it’s never been more important to think deeply... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Mind Over Stigma: Now’s the Time to Vote for Your Favorite Anti-stigma Entry

Over the last month, we’ve read inspiring stories on the HealthCentral #LiveBold anti-stigma photo contest  featuring people with serious health issues. These entrants tell how they cope with their disease. They tell how they not only survive but thrive.    Many health issues – Alzheimer’s being prime among them... Read moreChevron
posted 07/19/2014, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Hand Feeding Instead of Tube Feeding Recommended for People with Advanced Dementia

I spent much of yesterday afternoon at a doctor’s appointment with an elderly relative who has a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube inserted in his stomach. My relative, who is showing some mild cognitive impairment but who doesn’t have dementia, had this feeding tube inserted when he lost his ability to swallow during a... Read moreChevron

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