You’re a soldier or law enforcement officer and, in the line of duty, you are forced to kill someone.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Eight education workshops, along with more than 40 exhibitors, will be part of Grandparents Rock, the 21st annual conference of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of La.
"The 36-Hour Day," written by Nancy L. Pace and Dr. Peter V. Rabins, was first published in 1981 and includes the six R's of behavioral management.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sunday, April 08, 2018
Frontotemperol dementia is a group of related conditions resulting from the progressive degeneration of the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain.
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area presents the 25th annual Education Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Baton Rouge Marriott.
It is possible to sustain an emotional connection or emotional intimacy with someone whose memory is impaired as their need for love does not disappear with the diagnosis, according to "Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and…
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Baton Rouge General has opened The Healing Boutique, a full-service retail store specializing in cancer-related items that span the full spectrum of patient needs for men and women with all types of cancer.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
With the change of seasons, there are often changes in risks, as well as opportunities, for those with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Monday, March 05, 2018
A lifelong stutterer, Geoff Coalson vividly remembers the first time he attended a National Stuttering Association meeting 10 years ago in Austin, Texas.
Sunday, March 04, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, memory loss is usually one of the first signals of other cognitive impairment or decline. As we age, our memory will diminish, yet Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related disorder…
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Over the next few months, Baton Rouge General will host several heart health education and screening opportunities designed to help people better understand their health and what they can do to reduce their risk of heart disease.
Medication-induced dementia is a cognitive impairment of language, memory and comprehension originating from or complicated by prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
The local Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response group will host a workshop covering the "Dynamics of Sexual Violence" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 23.
Robotic, or animatronic pets, are being used to soothe the anxiety and loneliness that individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia often experience. These robotic animals can ease that anxiety and sense of social isolation without the use of drugs. T…
Women 18 and older can get free health screenings and fitness assessments, participate in a variety of fun and informative educational sessions on health topics and talk with more than 35 nonprofits, health care organizations and local businesses …
Monday, February 12, 2018
For 3-year-old Chapel Reed, born in China without outer ears and profoundly deaf, life changed forever when a family from Louisiana adopted her in 2016.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
According to a paper published last November in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, people who have been single all their lives could have a 42 percent higher risk of developing dementia than those who are married.
Sunday, February 04, 2018
Sundowning syndrome was first described over 75 years ago by British physician Ewen Cameron, who called the condition "nocturnal delirium." It is a state of increased agitation, confusion and anxiety that typically occurs in the late afternoon or …
Sunday, January 28, 2018
A family physician or primary care doctor is usually the first contact when there are indications of cognitive difficulties. He or she usually will oversee the diagnostic process.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Do you sometimes misplace your keys or eyeglasses? Forget someone’s name momentarily? Occasionally have to search for a word or phrase that is on the “tip of your tongue?”
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
The top challenges listed by caregivers — 85 percent of all help given to elderly Americans is by a family member — are high emotional stress and depression.
Sunday, January 07, 2018
As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the sleep/wake cycle can become more disturbed. Causes of sleep disruption can be sleeping too much during the day, being overly tired from the day's activities, going to bed too early, pain, reactions to medicat…
Sunday, December 31, 2017
It’s time to make a New Year’s resolution to be healthy caregivers. You and your siblings cannot care for your mom properly unless you first care for yourselves.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
The numbers are daunting — 5.4 million Americans now have Alzheimer's disease, and over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia-related disorder.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
The Rev. Donald Koepke, director of the Center for Spirituality and Aging says, "If we don’t address the spirit, we are only addressing two-thirds of a person’s life."
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Caring for individuals with Alzheimer's is highly stressful at times, and you may be experiencing some symptoms of depression. However, these signs also may reflect a condition known as "compassion fatigue."
Sunday, December 03, 2017
The hippocampus, a part of the limbic system of the brain, is the keeper of our life stories and is the seat of short-term memory.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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 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
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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.