In the late 1980s and early ’90s, there were widespread notions that aluminum was a cause of Alzheimer's or dementia. Animal studies at the time focused on one species of animals particularly susceptible to aluminum poisoning, which led to erroneo…
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thanksgiving is a time of family togetherness, socialization, reminiscing and celebrations. However, such events can cause confusion and anxiety for the affected person. But, with a little patience and understanding, you and your mom can have an e…
Monday, November 13, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Shuffling of the feet in a person with Alzheimer's or dementia typically occurs in the moderate to severe to later stages of the disease.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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There are many low-tech, quick and inexpensive screenings that can give insight to an individual's cognitive health. The accuracy of such screenings is often debated. However, some are very useful to ascertain cognitive deficits.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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The Advance Illness Management (AIM) program/model was developed to provide home-based palliative care and management of transitional care for individuals with advance chronic disease. The AIM program benefits those who are not yet ready for hosp…
Sunday, October 01, 2017
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Advances in health care information technology and greater use of electronic health records and digital tools will drive better decision making and improve patients' health, according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana's chief medical officer.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Though tremendous advances have been made in understanding Alzheimer's disease and its process, researchers have yet to uncover the causes of this debilitating brain disorder. That said, researchers have identified some factors that increase the r…
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Like many freshmen at LSU this fall, Kayne Finley is adjusting to a new roommate. Only his is a 120-plus-pound English mastiff he affectionately calls Moose.
What are some tips and strategies for taking my mom who has Alzheimer's to eat at a restaurant?
Monday, August 28, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
For the most part, when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. friends and family members become afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing around them so they avoid contact altogether. Socialization dwindles, and the individual becomes iso…
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Maintaining open communication between siblings is essential in providing care for a parent with Alzheimer's disease.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
It can be difficult to tell the difference between persistent memory loss and so-called "senior moments," which could be the excuse your mom leans on to blame or hide her growing cognitive deficits.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Older adults in general, particularly those over the age of 65, do not adjust as well as younger people to sudden changes in temperature and are more susceptible to heat stress.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
LAFAYETTE — The Healer’s Garden is a holdover from days gone by, as are most things at Vermilionville.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Having a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and being an alcoholic means a person has a "co-occurring" disorder. It is very important that you talk with your doctor about your alcoholism, even if you have completed a 12-step program or rehabilitatio…
Monday, July 10, 2017
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Sunday, July 02, 2017
Only weeks after setting a world record in the 100-yard dash, Julia Hawkins is preparing for her next big race.?
Older adults oftentimes show symptoms of a condition called geriatric rhinitis, which is an inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane inside the nose. This inflammation caused by viruses, bacteria, irritants or allergens produces large amo…