In flotation therapy, there is no doctor.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Clicking to get that perfect Cyber Monday deal can contribute to pain and numbness in your hands and wrists, an Ochsner doctor warns.
Keep in mind that every action has meaning for the person with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Though it might be difficult to detect what the individual is trying to communicate, finding that meaning will mean easing the individual's stress and …
Friday, November 25, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Singer and songwriter Josh Groban voices in his song "Thankful” these lyrics: "Some days we can't see the joy that surrounds us, so caught up inside ourselves, we take when we should give … And on this day we hope for, what we still can't see, And…
Monday, November 14, 2016
Over the past 40 years, the Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank has helped more than 4,000 people to see. It celebrates that accomplishment Nov. 17 at an anniversary gala honoring the family of Shirley and Price LeBlanc.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Some common physical symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include difficulty performing familiar tasks, repetitive behaviors, decreased fine motor skills, wandering, lethargy, insomnia and poor hygiene.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the proclamation to designate November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month. At that time, less than 2 million Americans were diagnosed with the disease. Today, more than 5 million people are affe…
Sunday, October 30, 2016
After the historic August flooding, some south Louisianans will find it difficult to emotionally recover from the trauma of losing so much.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Turning a 15,000-square-foot warehouse into a medical marijuana greenhouse, lab and production facility and operating it for at least five years before revenue outstrips expenses will cost an estimated $11.3 million, according to the LSU AgCenter.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Ballroom dancing involves great concentration: learning and remembering dance steps, listening to the rhythm of the music and working with a partner.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
In the United States, almost 40 percent of all households contain a firearm.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Cinnamon is full of antioxidants and has been shown to assist in inflammation in the body, cut the risk of heart disease, fight bacterial and fungal infections, treat digestion and even lower blood sugar.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
In late or severe dementia, the affected individual loses muscle control, the ability to swallow and cannot walk or sit without support. The capability to smile often disappears.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
After days surrounded by floodwater in Ascension Parish, Jennifer Van Metre spent much of last week making call after call in search of child care.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
It is good you are thinking about specific activities for the male population with Alzheimer's or dementia. They need time away from women to create their own "man space" and/or enjoy just "hanging out with the guys."
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
It is difficult to rely on another person for basic needs. Your mom is most likely very resistant to the care you give her because she suffers from anxiety and is so fearful of losing control of the world around her. Look to providing care for her…
Sunday, August 07, 2016
The very first sense we acquire is the sense of touch. We rarely consider how much or how little time we spend providing touch that is not part of the daily routine care for individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
HAMMOND — At school, 9-year-old Abigail Worthington has trouble dealing with all the sounds, smells and feelings she encounters every day.
Anosognosia is a lack of self-awareness; a condition in which the individual who suffers from a disability is unaware of the existence of that disability.