Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Health

LeBlanc: Baker act is a dementia dilemma

In 1971, Maxine Baker was a state representative from Miami. She had a heart for mental health issues and this concern led her to sponsor a bill in the Legislature. The bill soon became a Florida statute, aptly named, “The Baker Act.” ...
Published: 11/23/14
Working together

Working together

What if solutions to pain management and optimum performance in daily living were easy to obtain from a source that genuinely cared about your health?
Published: 11/22/14

DOH has tools to check on questionable health providers

Sometimes, even under the best of circumstances, a medical procedure takes a bad turn. But when an unlicensed medical practitioner is involved, it can be criminal.
Published: 11/15/14
Updated: 11/16/14

LeBlanc: A letter of competency

In my estimation there is no disease that can tear a family apart faster than Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Published: 11/16/14

‘Be a Santa’ for seniors

The magic of Christmas is often in the act of giving, especially to those who might otherwise be forgotten. And seniors living alone or in a community without a family close by might be among those not remembered with a gift at Christmas.
Published: 11/02/14

LeBlanc: Adult day care respite program

Caring for someone who’s living with dementia is all about balance. For you the caregiver, you need to be able to dedicate yourself to all their needs, while at the same time try to find a way to keep yourself healthy and physically and emotio...
Published: 11/02/14
Community pulls together for cancer-stricken woman

Community pulls together for cancer-stricken woman

Kevin Blair married his dream girl in 2012 and the two settled into the home they purchased in Spring Hill with plans for an amazing life together.
Published: 11/01/14
Couple faces health challenge while caring for grandchildren

Couple faces health challenge while caring for grandchildren

Kathy Casey Gutierrez, to most who know her, is a soft-spoken hairstylist at A-1 Hair Designs off Sunshine Grove Road.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: Dealing with verbal abuse

When someone is cognitively impaired they likely will demonstrate a full spectrum of wrath and fury aimed toward his or her caregiver. This might include screaming accusations, throwing objects and spewing spiteful names.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: Male caregivers in today’s world

Since the beginning of time, women traditionally have been the caregivers of elderly family members, ill spouses, neighbors, etc. But a change is beginning to take place; more and more men are rolling up their sleeves and taking their places among th...
Updated: 1 months ago

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