Wellness Day for Women
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.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Sunday, October 08, 2017
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
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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 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.