Oh, my aching back.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
By normal definition, anticipatory grief is the mourning that occurs when a patient or family is expecting death. However, with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, anticipatory grief takes on a new meaning for the caregiver and affected person. Some …
Scientists at LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center are recruiting participants for a study on dementia prevention in older African-Americans.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
We know, we know. Summer seems to just be hitting its groove, and already it's time to think about again hitting the books.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, elders with dementia are thought to be at a greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population. Elder abuse, the center notes, is one of the most overlooked public health…
Sunday, July 22, 2018
"Capgras is a misidentification syndrome characterized by the transient, recurrent or permanent belief that someone known to a patient has been replaced by an impostor with a strong physical resemblance,” explains Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, vice pr…
Sunday, July 15, 2018
The root cause of behavioral outbursts in someone with Alzheimer’s disease is mostly due to the decline in the person’s language and communication skills. Outbursts also can be caused by an unmet need or needs. The affected person can no longer co…
Sunday, July 15, 2018
LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for men to help evaluate the amino acid arginine and its effects on the process our bodies go through to convert food into energy.
Sunday, July 08, 2018
Traveling with someone with dementia can be somewhat challenging, but planning well in advance can ease the struggles.
Sunday, July 08, 2018
Sunday, July 01, 2018
At this point, most people in South Louisiana have fully embraced the summer fun. Trips to the swimming pool and backyard barbecues have already become commonplace, but a trip to the beach may be right around the corner.
Alzheimer’s disease causes a continual decline in vision and perception along with the loss of cognitive functioning. Your dad will struggle to make sense of the world around him, which can be distressing and lonely for him.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Difficulty with decision making and abstract thinking, along with lapses in memory and personality, are possible early signs of Alzheimer's disease. Additionally, erratic and poor choices by someone with these symptoms are particularly worrisome s…
Sunday, June 03, 2018
After death, molecular and cellular changes can be observed in the brain of someone with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are trying to determine which changes cause the disease and which changes are a result of the disease.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
In the United States, between 400,000 and 500,000 people are hospitalized every year with a head injury. Many more people are injured, but do not seek treatment.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
It's only May and the mercury has already soared into the 90s. All indications are it's going to be a hotter-than-hot summer. And you know those pesky bugs and mosquitoes are going to be buzzing.
A pilot study conducted at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows that eating all your meals by midafternoon and fasting the rest of the day improves blood sugar control, blood pressure and oxidative stress, even when people don’t chang…
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients important in lowering blood pressure, reducing triglycerides, slowing the development of plaque in the arteries, reducing the chance of abnormal heart rhythm and the likelihood of heart attack and stroke.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Numerous studies suggest being overweight during middle age increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's. A new study by the National Institutes of Health found that people who are obese at age 50 may develop, or have a higher risk for, younger-on…
Baton Rouge General is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control to pilot a yearlong diabetes prevention program to assist people at risk for diabetes.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Neurological disorders and memory loss are very complex, and comprehensive evaluations are necessary to determine an accurate diagnosis. Physical and neurological examinations should focus on ruling out any medical illnesses other than dementia th…
Sunday, April 22, 2018
People with Alzheimer's or dementia can still enjoy participating in creative endeavors. Research studies even show that creative skills can improve with Alzheimer's.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Eight education workshops, along with more than 40 exhibitors, will be part of Grandparents Rock, the 21st annual conference of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of La.
"The 36-Hour Day," written by Nancy L. Pace and Dr. Peter V. Rabins, was first published in 1981 and includes the six R's of behavioral management.
Sunday, April 08, 2018
Frontotemperol dementia is a group of related conditions resulting from the progressive degeneration of the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain.
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area presents the 25th annual Education Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Baton Rouge Marriott.
It is possible to sustain an emotional connection or emotional intimacy with someone whose memory is impaired as their need for love does not disappear with the diagnosis, according to "Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and…
Baton Rouge General has opened The Healing Boutique, a full-service retail store specializing in cancer-related items that span the full spectrum of patient needs for men and women with all types of cancer.