Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Health

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.
Updated: 16 hours ago

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
Modern medicine could relieve joint pain

Modern medicine could relieve joint pain

Knee, hip or joint pain shouldn’t be accepted as a natural part of aging or the price paid for a past activity or lifestyle. Modern medicine can relieve and even cure pain. And many approaches don’t include surgery.
Published: 09/06/14

LeBlanc: Helping loved ones adapt to home care

One of the most common dilemmas involved in caregiving is persuading aging parents or friends that they need outside help. Just the thought of their independence being in question is humiliating and terrifying to them.
Published: 08/31/14
Spring Hill man grateful for ALS ice bucket challenges

Spring Hill man grateful for ALS ice bucket challenges

An outpouring of support, thanks to the ice bucket challenge, is putting ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) at the forefront of awareness. And Chris Lamia of Spring Hill is thrilled with the results.
Published: 08/30/14
Updated: 08/31/14

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