Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Carol Bradley Bursack's Posts

3 Triggers for Alcohol Abuse in Elderly

Alcohol abuse can occur at any age, but in the past most doctors looked for the signs in younger people. There’s also a bias in society at large, including some doctors, that people who abuse alcohol will be of a certain type. It can be hard for a doctor to look at a sweet, grandmotherly woman and think that perhaps the... Read moreChevron

One in Three Cases of Alzheimer’s May be Lifestyle Related

Scientists who attended the 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen this month seem energized from their collaborative effort. News stories will be filtering out for weeks to come about the studies presented at the conference. However, to me, one of the most interesting and encouraging conclusions so far is that... Read moreChevron

Mind Over Stigma: Now’s the Time to Vote for Your Favorite Anti-stigma Entry

Over the last month, we’ve read inspiring stories on the HealthCentral #LiveBold anti-stigma photo contest  featuring people with serious health issues. These entrants tell how they cope with their disease. They tell how they not only survive but thrive.    Many health issues – Alzheimer’s being prime among them... Read moreChevron

Where Words Fail Music Speaks

Nearly any of us can experience a strong emotional response upon hearing the first chords of a song from a long-ago time in our lives. While many of us don’t think about this response in detail, Stan Cohen, a former social worker and technology professional did. When he discovered that nursing homes didn’t appear to be using... Read moreChevron

Caregiver Questions for Neurologist Daniel C. Potts

Daniel C. Potts, M.D. is a neurologist, author, educator and champion of those with Alzheimer’s disease as well as their caregivers. Dr. Potts communicates this dedication by being accessible to those of us who represent family caregivers, so I took advantage of his willingness to help by asking him some common questions that many family... Read moreChevron