Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Health

Study explores hearing loss, dementia link

Study explores hearing loss, dementia link

Ernie is in his 80s, has short term memory loss and dementia. But he stays active, participates in scheduled activities at his assisted living facility and often is described by family and friends as jovial and enthusiastic.
Updated: 2 months ago

LeBlanc: Living alone with dementia

There is an overwhelming number of elderly people living alone with some form of dementia. The truth is we never will get an accurate head count because so many senior citizens live beneath the radar, and alone, trying to fend for themselves. Sadly, ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Wever: May is mental health awareness month

Wever: May is mental health awareness month

On May 1, President Obama proclaimed this Mental Health Awareness Month, during which, “we reaffirm our commitment to building our understanding of mental illness, increasing access to treatment and ensuring those who are struggling to know th...
Updated: 2 months ago

LeBlanc: Helping caregivers regain their social lives

As a former caregiver I know what it is to devote years to the well-being of someone other than yourself. After spending 10-plus years caring for my father I know what I’m talking about, and although I wouldn’t have had it any other way...
Updated: 2 months ago
Asthma: When breathing isn’t easy

Asthma: When breathing isn’t easy

Allergies can be fierce in spring and summer. Itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing are uncomfortable and irritating. But if those symptoms occur along with others such as shortness of breath or chest pain, asthma might be to blame.
Updated: 2 months ago

LeBlanc: When loved ones no longer recognize us

Are we truly forgotten when our loved ones with dementia don’t recognize us anymore? The answer is a definitive no!
Updated: 2 months ago

Vance: Mingo alleges ADA violation

About three years ago I featured Robert Mingo of Minneapolis, Minn., whose book, “Poetry for the Soul,” helped him publicly express his struggles and joys of living with muscular dystrophy.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tips for getting on Part A and B of Medicare

Tips for getting on Part A and B of Medicare

Getting on Medicare can be confusing so I would like to share some simple tips about ways you can go about it.
Updated: 2 months ago

Teen Pregnancy: Resource center urges communication

The 15-year-old girl had no idea raising a child would be so difficult. While pregnant with her now 3-month-old daughter, she fantasized about cuddling and playtime. And she thought she and her baby’s father would get married and start a wonde...
Updated: 2 months ago

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