Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Losing a Loved One During the Holidays Can Take a Toll

I received an unwanted phone call yesterday while having lunch with Dad. No, it wasn’t a scam or a sales call. Instead, it was a call from an elderly gentleman who I had met during the past year. Trying to hold back tears, he told me that his wife of 60-plus years had passed away earlier that morning after a long battle with... Read moreChevron

posted 12/17/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Making Plans for the Future with RA

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”


That’s a line from a terrific song by a group called Timbuk 3. What’s not so terrific is that many people with RA feel that it doesn’t apply to them. How can you plan for... Read moreChevron


Finding Peace & Happiness Every Day Of The Year

November is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving in the states.  Tables will soon be full of  turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, ham, sweet potatoes, and homemade pies.

Thanksgiving family dinners are often celebrated with traditions that go back for generations.  One thing my husband's family does before... Read moreChevron

posted 11/25/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro


Human Brain Donation is Important to Future Treatments in Dementia

When I decided to donate my brain for research into dementia and other types of diseases associated with aging, Michelle, a research nurse specialist, came to tell me all about it. We talked about what would happen following my death and most importantly, how my brain would be used to help scientists. She told me what ethical safeguards are in... Read moreChevron

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Faith and Alzheimer’s

How can faith help both caregivers and people with dementia get through something that makes no sense even to those who believe in a loving God – or maybe especially to those who believe in a loving God?


Many people have asked me this question. My own spiritual beliefs have been vital to my caregiving life, but I... Read moreChevron

posted 12/11/2014, comments (0)|

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