Donna Britt Day, benefiting the ALS Association Louisiana/Mississippi chapter, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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 20, 2017
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
Sunday, July 16, 2017
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
Sunday, July 09, 2017
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…
GONZALES — A local health clinic born eight years ago in a partnership between St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales and the Ascension Parish government has doubled its space to better serve residents who don't have health insurance.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Baton Rouge has received additional money to help treat people with mental health issues, authorities announced Thursday.
Monday, June 26, 2017
For most Americans, 9/11 ushered in a new era, upending our long-held view that being on American soil was synonymous with safety.
Alzheimer's disease was a mystery to Bernard Baudin when his younger sister was diagnosed with the form of dementia while in her 50s.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
We've gotten a tremendous amount of rain over the past couple of weeks. Rainwater, as mentioned in an earlier article, is a great resource for our gardens. It's free and contains minerals and nutrients needed by plants.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Some people are turning to electronic cigarettes to stop smoking tobacco. While e-cigarettes cut out the tar and carbon monoxide that come with traditional smoking, some medical professional aren't convinced they're a safe substitute.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017
Sunday, June 04, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
For decades, doctors worldwide have used the body mass index to estimate a person's body fat, and for most adults, it provides an accurate result.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Taking care of someone with Alzheimer's or dementia is highly stressful and mentally and physically draining on the caregiver.