Taking care of someone with Alzheimer's or dementia is highly stressful and mentally and physically draining on the caregiver.
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There is often no logic to the behavior of an affected individual who tears up and destroys things, which is not uncommon in those with Alzheimer's.
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This a common question from a person first diagnosed, especially since there is no prevention, maintenance or cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Wearing a kilt and throwing heavy things has led Baton Rouge's Matt Vincent to a fair amount of fame and some fortune.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Alzheimer's Q & A: My dad has Alzheimer's and is constantly forgetting things, plus he's becoming very distrusting of me. How can I manage these issues?
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Alzheimer's Q & A: What is the first thing an individual should do when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's?
Sunday, April 02, 2017
The epidemic of heroin and prescription drug addiction affects Americans everywhere, regardless of class, race or region, experts say.
Monday, March 27, 2017
For the next nine weeks, Wanda Mayeux will be thinking about her muscles nearly every minute.
The 51-year-old grandmother is preparing for her next professional bikini fitness competition where she will compete against women in their 20s and 30s.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Whether you're in a checkout line at the supermarket or a sports bar, Jordy Robertson will do his best to convince you to become an organ donor.
Keep large amounts of fruits, vegetables, beans and cereal grains on hand. Use olive oil in cooking. Eat moderate amounts of fish, dairy and wine, with limited consumption of red meat and poultry.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Since her epilepsy began causing hand tremors a year and a half ago, Mary Johnson had to find new ways to teach handwriting to her fourth grade students.
The 28th annual Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament comes to Baton Rouge March 22-26 with 115 professional and amateur players from 19 countries and 23 states slated to compete.
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease often invent or fabricate memories. These can be fragments of actual memories and stories of her past.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Creative Aging Symposium and Arts for Alzheimer’s reception will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at St. James Place in Baton Rouge.
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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Nathaniel Branden, a Canadian-American psychotherapist and writer, coined the quote, "the first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance."
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Ten minutes before the evening aerobics class even begins, the music is blasting and a half dozen women dance and clap in rhythm.
The flooding, demonstrations and police shootings of 2016 could be causing distress in youngsters who live in the Baton Rouge area.
“What time is it?” or "Is it time to go home?" are common questions used all through our life. Such questions are embedded in our memory file, so for an individual with Alzheimer’s, these questions are very familiar and also ones they feel comfort…
Monday, February 13, 2017
For students with food allergies, eating in the college cafeteria hasn't had much to offer. It usually means sticking a meal in the microwave.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Baton Rouge dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz, of Z Dermatology, will be a guest on the nationally-syndicated talk show "The Doctors" at 2 p.m. Monday.
My dad was always a good money manager, but lately I find he has difficulty with balancing his checkbook and paying bills. Could this be the beginning of Alzheimer's disease or dementia?