Various studies estimate that seniors in the U.S. are scammed out of anywhere from $3 billion to $37 billion a year.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Baton Rouge General, along with Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates have signed a letter of intent to expand access to cancer care with a focus on treatment closer to where patients live.
Young people are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 crisis — the loneliness and isolation of social distancing, missed milestones and even reentry anxiety.
Hypersexuality can be defined as extremely frequent or suddenly increased sexual urges or sexual activity.
The social isolation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is the core of chronic loneliness for many older adults, who have been staying home to avoid contracting COVID-19.
Because of the nature of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, it's probable that the affected individual will be hospitalized at some point.
Once, the moment your key turned in the lock, your dog was there to greet you. Or, if someone stepped on to the porch, your pooch barked an alarm.
Many children struggle with caregiving decisions regarding a parent or parents with whom they have had complicated relationships, especially if they were physically, emotionally or sexually abused.
The saying "age is just a number" is particularly true for track and field legends Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins and Diane "Flash" Friedman.
Though researchers can’t pinpoint why individuals have different presentations of Alzheimer's disease, one thing most people experience at the onset is short-term memory problems.
Telehealth is a promising way to reach and support people with dementia and their caregivers at home and also a way to help insure people have access to much-needed care and education.
Mental Health America conducted a survey of health care workers during COVID-19 from June 2020 through September. Responses showed 93% of health care workers were stressed, 86% anxious, 77% frustrated, 75% overwhelmed and 75% exhausted and feeling…
When someone has a history of alcohol abuse and also develops Alzheimer’s disease, the situation can become very challenging for caregivers to manage.
Baton Rouge General is launching The Healthy Men Project to encourage men ages 30-50 to be more proactive about their health and set workable goals.
The Baton Rouge chapter of the Scleroderma Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in Suite C1 in The Settlement shopping center, 7809 Jefferson Highway.
In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biogen's Aduhelm, the first Alzheimer's medication in nearly 20 years.
Whether you are an hour away or live in a different state, long-distance caregiving is often a challenge, especially because you want to be an integral part in the care of your loved one with Alzheimer’s.
It can be difficult to discern when or how to reveal your Alzheimer's diagnosis to close family members. It might be helpful to write your thoughts down before talking with anyone.
Keeping your sense of well-being after such a difficult diagnosis can be tough; it's hard to feel healthy or happy.
Baton Rouge General, 8490 Picardy Ave., will host its first “Find the Right Fit” event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12.
–A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease may be suspected or may come as a complete surprise. Either way, the news is difficult to absorb, and someone hearing it may be at a loss as to how to process the information.
Persistent memories are those unwanted recollections of the past, memories that can torment and cause despair and depression. These memories are often difficult to put aside or forget.
The radiology department at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is undergoing a colorful transformation to help calm its young patients.
People 65 and older went to the emergency room more than 2.4 million times in 2018, with most of those visits the results of a fall, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In our memory, perceptions are filtered by our own personal experiences, beliefs, knowledge and even our moods. These biases affect our perceptions and experiences. When a memory is retrieved, those biases can influence what information we recall.
Adults 65 years and older who are fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than people of the same age who were not vaccinated, according to a new assessment from th…
Suggestive refers to our brain’s tendency to misremember the source of memories. In other words, our memories are vulnerable to the power of suggestion.
A program to promote awareness of women's health issues, “Health Matters: A Conversation about Women’s Health,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 11.
Misattribution occurs when you remember something correctly for the most part, but some detail, such as time or place or the person involved, isn't right.
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is presenting a three-session online series on "Making Cents of Sense Financial Literacy" in May.
Ochsner Health is hosting a Facebook Live session on the COVID-19 vaccine for those with special needs and caregivers. Viewers can submit questions on the event page.
The American Baptist Women Sisterhood Ministry of Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church celebrated 20 years of ministry to Sterling Place Nursing Home residents on March 8.
His patients know him as Dr. Sanjay Juneja, but on the social media sites TikTok, YouTube and Instagram, he is TheOncDoc to his almost half-million followers.
In 1999, famous musician Yo-Yo Ma was traveling from New York’s Central Park to Fifth Avenue to prepare for a concert later in Brooklyn. He reached his destination and as his taxi drove away, Ma realized he had left his $2.5 million, 266-year-old …
Join others to raise money to support cancer patients in a yoga session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Baton Rouge General's campus on Bluebonnet Boulevard.
“Despite memory’s obvious benefits, it can also let us down,” says Daniel Schacter, author of "The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers." "Memory, for all that it does for us every day … for all the feats that can sometimes ama…
The Baton Rouge chapter of the Scleroderma Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Suite C1 in The Settlement shopping center, 7809 Jefferson Highway.
Memory is the process of absorbing information around us, processing it, storing it and then later recalling and retrieving that information. Our ability to remember and to recall our past is what links us to our families, our friends and our community.
Aspartame is a common sugar-free sweetener that has been in the United States since the early 1980s. It's found in over 6,000 products, including Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Crystal Light and Kool-Aid. It is also sold under brand names such as NutraSwe…
Elaine K. Sanchez will talk about "Finding Hope, Humor & Heart in Caregiving: Seven Strategies for Caregiver Survival" as the keynote speaker for Alzheimer’s Services' 27th annual Education Conference on April 14-15.
Do you sometimes misplace your keys or eyeglasses? Forget someone’s name momentarily? Occasionally search for a word or phrase that is on the tip of your tongue?