Friday, August 29, 2014

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Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

People with Down Syndrome Heroes for Alzheimer’s Research

People with Down syndrome have become one of our most important groups of volunteers for Alzheimer’s testing. Fortunately, many are more than willing to give their time and undergo some medical procedures in order to help others.   Down syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. The genes on this chromosome... Read moreChevron
posted 08/28/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro


How to Stop Abuse of Elders by Caregivers

In my last sharepost I talked, in general terms, about the profile of people who physically and emotionally abuse elders with dementia. Many people, just like you and me, find themselves in very stressful and frustrating situations.  In this sharepost I want to concentrate on caregivers who look after a loved one within their own homes... Read moreChevron
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Menopausal Women Need to Be Physically Active to Protect Their Hearts

Sometimes it is really inviting to stay in front of the computer or the television, especially on these hot summer days. Why get up and move? Well, there’s one big reason to avoid being a regular couch (or computer) potato. That’s because getting up and doing physical activity increasingly becomes important for women who have gone... Read moreChevron
posted 08/26/2014, comments (0)|

RA, Physical Trauma, and Healing

I still remember the date and time of my injury.  It was April 2nd, at 4:30 in the morning.  I had awakened and was making my way downstairs for some pain medication.   I didn’t switch on the light.  I didn’t give myself a moment to clear my head.  I was half sleep-walking down the stairs that lead from my... Read moreChevron
posted 08/19/2014, comments (0)|
AFA Social Services

AFA Social Services, Health Guide


Please join us on Thursday, August 14, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. (EDT) for Care Connection

Hello Friends,    Please join us Thursday, August 14, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. (EDT), for Care Connection, a free teleconference for family and professional caregivers. This month's topic:    Pain Management: Tips and Techniques for Caregivers    Teleconference Details: Guest Expert: Michelle Carlson, SSW, project... Read moreChevron
posted 08/11/2014, comments (0)|

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