Monday, September 22, 2014

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Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


More Evidence Piles On to Football's Link to Cognitive Problems

It’s not been a good couple of weeks for football. First of all, you have the video showing domestic abuse by Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice. Then you get the accusation of child abuse by Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson.  Both are awful. But in my mind, when you think about dementia, there’s another issue that... Read moreChevron
posted 09/22/2014, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Healthy Hearts Mean Less Risk of Vascular Dementia According to Heart Specialist

Vascular dementia, which is directly tied to heart health, is considered the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. Considering this relationship between heart disease and dementia, I was eager to hear more about study data being presented at the annual Heart Failure Society of America meeting in Las Vegas last... Read moreChevron
posted 09/18/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro


Long Term Use of Benzodiazepines linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimers

Benzodiazepines such as Valium (diazepam) and more recent long acting types of the drug have been used for many years to treat anxiety, panic attacks, acute stress reactions and sleep disorders. Their long term use has in recent times been less popular because of their link to problems of tolerance, dependence and addiction. There is now evidence... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Traveling with RA

Traveling can be an adventure, bringing you to new cities, new cultures, and new people. It expands your life, offers you the opportunity to widen your culinary horizons, and let’s not forget the masses of photos that can keep you company during rough times. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, RA will come along and can... Read moreChevron
posted 09/17/2014, comments (0)|
AFA Social Services

AFA Social Services, Health Guide


Please join us on Thursday, September 11, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. (EDT) for Care Connection

Hello Friends,    Please join us Thursday, September 11, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. (EDT), for Care Connection, a free teleconference for family and professional caregivers. This month's topic:    "The Ins and Outs of Adult Day Programs"    Teleconference Details: Guest Expert: Elizabeth A. Geary, M.Ed., LMSW, director, The... Read moreChevron
posted 09/08/2014, comments (0)|

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