Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Alzheimer's Caregiver

The Pros and Cons of Sweating A Lot During Exercise

I grew up hearing the old adage, “Horses sweat, men perspire and women glow.” Unfortunately, my sweat glands have always marched to the beat of their own drummer. I find that just stepping outside during a summer wave results in large beads of sweat dripping off my forehead into my eyes. ... Read moreChevron

posted 06/29/2015, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) are inevitable. It is estimated that about 90% of people with Alzheimer’s may present with a least one of the following: wandering, agitation, verbal and physical aggression, depression, apathy, disinhibition, and/or hallucinations. In this blog I offer brief information and links... Read moreChevron

posted 06/28/2015, 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.

Alzheimer's Apathy Preventable with Stimulation

 

 

Lack of enjoyable, stimulating activity can lead to apathy for anyone but particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease. According to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), apathy is one of the most common neurobehavioral symptoms in dementia. Strong, focused... Read moreChevron

posted 06/27/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Imaging Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), be prepared for having lots of pictures taken. Luckily, you won’t have to dress up or try to smile naturally. Imaging tests used for the diagnosis or management of RA are only concerned with what’s on the inside of your body.

 

There are a number of different imaging tests... Read moreChevron

posted 06/26/2015, comments (0)|
AFA Social Services

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Care Connection: Free Teleconference on Thursday, July 9, 2015 1-2p.m (EST)

Hello Friends:

 

On the second Thursday of each month, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America offers Care Connection a free, hour-long teleconference for family and professional caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses.

These teleconferences are a valuable mix of coaching, guest speakers,... Read moreChevron

posted 06/23/2015, comments (0)|

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