Tuesday, May 03, 2016

People Who Are Caregivers

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.

Deep Brain Stimulation Research Expands for Alzheimer's

A procedure that that is already being used for the treatment of some brain diseases is receiving increased attention as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Called deep brain stimulation (DBS), an implanted neurostimulator delivers electrical signals that help regulate abnormal signals in the brain caused by the... Read moreChevron

posted 04/14/2016, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Alzheimer's Caregiver

Diet Plays Role in Lung Cancer Risk

Thanks to a concerted public awareness campaign over the years, people realize that smoking increases the risk of lung cancer. This cancer is the second most prevalent form in the United States and also the deadliest. However, many are surprised to learn that lifestyle factors -- such as diet – can also play a role in the development of... Read moreChevron

posted 03/17/2016, comments (0)|
Alzheimer's Care Group/Sollievo

Alzheimer's Care Group/Sollievo, Community Member

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Be Home Live Life

The Transition from Home to Adult Day Care or Nursing Home Living

Many families gain unexpected insight when they first admit a loved one into an adult day program or a nursing home.

Often they tour these facilities with a marketing or admissions person who follows a script meant to highlight features in the facility of which they are proud.  This is the time to ask questions of the caregivers... Read moreChevron

Joseph

Joseph, Community Member

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I am a retired postal worker who used to coordinate care for my elderly mom.

After Hospice

On August 31, 2010, my mother passed away on what was an otherwise unremarkable afternoon.  Hospice had accurately predicted her last day of life and my family was there with her, as I held her hand during her last few breaths.  It was a day of mixed feelings, some grief and some relief.  The sadness of mom's passing was tempered... Read moreChevron

gerifitz

gerifitz, Community Member

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Taking care of Gumpa

Since our granddaughter was 18 months old, she is now 2, she has taken care of "Gumpa" when we have visited her in Florida.  She loved to go wake him up in the morning and give him his glasses.  She would then show him where the bathroom was and wait for him outside the door.  She would then take his hand and take him to the... Read moreChevron