Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Health

The secret of centenarians

The secret of centenarians

Celebrating your own centenary by reaching that much-coveted, yet often elusive, 100th birthday is quite a difficult goal to achieve for most people.
Published: 09/28/14
Updated: 09/29/14
LeBlanc: Preserving your memories

LeBlanc: Preserving your memories

For 12 years Dad lived with Alzheimer’s, and throughout those years I did everything I could to give him the best care I knew how. But there is one thing that I deeply regret: I did not take enough photographs of him. So today I am writing thi...
Published: 09/28/14
Pedaling toward their fitness goal

Pedaling toward their fitness goal

On Friday, promptly at 10 a.m., the first group of eight seniors at the Residence at Timber Pines placed their feet on bicycle pedals and began pumping their way, mile by mile, toward a predetermined destination.
Published: 09/27/14

LeBlanc: Delusions often absolutely terrifying

As my father’s caregiver, I’d have to say the darkest part of his Alzheimer’s disease for me was dealing with the hallucinations he endured during latter stages of his illness.
Published: 09/21/14

Horizon Homecare enters Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition

To help find a cure for cancer, Horizon Homecare in Spring Hill employees stretched on pink exam gloves, choreographed their moves and — with community members’ help — entered the Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition.
Published: 09/20/14

NAMI center asks for community’s help to stay open

Rita Tice sits in her office at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Hernando) on a Tuesday morning, available if anyone should need help or information about mental illness.
Published: 09/13/14
Updated: 09/14/14

LeBlanc: When sleep becomes elusive

There are many effects of dementia, and one of the more challenging ones for both caregivers and patients is when sleep disruption becomes a pattern. (This is also a strong indication that the disease is beginning to progress.) Once sleep habits beco...
Published: 09/14/14
Local blood donations help save local lives

Local blood donations help save local lives

Each year 4.5 million Americans would die without life-saving blood transfusions, donation advocates say. The ease of giving blood has gone a long way toward ensuring those supplies are available.
Published: 09/13/14
Medicare open enrollment for 2015 approaching

Medicare open enrollment for 2015 approaching

Now that you have made yourself comfortable with your Medicare coverage it is time to check out any changes coming your way for 2015. Open enrollment 2015 starts Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. Plan information will be available on the Medicare.gov site on ...
Published: 09/08/14

LeBlanc: The sounds of dementia

One of the prevalent misconceptions about dementia is that it only affects one’s memory. This is the farthest thing from the truth.
Published: 09/08/14

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