Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Health & Fitness

Company helps make home a safe option for elderly

Company helps make home a safe option for elderly

SPRING HILL — When John Delrico and his wife moved here to retire, they planned to grow old gracefully and together. But his wife, Doris, developed breast cancer and died, leaving her husband of 50 years devastated, heartbroken and alone....
Updated: 1 months ago
Parents of epileptic child take on daily challenges

Parents of epileptic child take on daily challenges

BROOKSVILLE — Until November, Savannah Curtis of Brooksville was a typical 9-year-old who excelled in school, enjoyed playing outdoors and kept close watch on her younger brother who has severe autism....
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: Dementia may cause lack of social restraint

Disinhibition is a term in psychology meaning “a lack of restraint including a disregard for social conventions.” In other words, those suffering from cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s or other dementia related diseases mi...
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: The Road to Recovery

The aftereffects of caregiving can last for many years. I would like to help you recognize when you are truly on “the road to recovery.” As you strive to finally become yourself again, there are certain clues to watch for: for instance ...
Updated: 1 months ago
Medicare’s initial enrollment questionnaire

Medicare’s initial enrollment questionnaire

Enrolling in Medicare is a new experience for most. Whether getting Medicare by disability or by aging in, you are like the new kid in school. They don’t know you.
Updated: 1 months ago
Men often ignore  signs, aviod doctor visits

Men often ignore signs, aviod doctor visits

When Richard Dyer needed a physical to obtain VA benefits, he was surprised to find he had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and pre-diabetes type 2.
Updated: 1 months ago
Specialist at Springbrook Hospital works to restore hope

Specialist at Springbrook Hospital works to restore hope

When Andrew Stellpflug speaks about mental illness, substance abuse or cases involving psychotic episodes or severe depression, he comes across with genuine empathy. That’s because Stellpflug has a solid grasp on those topics, but not from per...
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: Dementia mentors

Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of someone who just has been diagnosed with a dementia related disease? As I have pondered this through the years, I also have asked many people who have been living with the symptoms; 99.9 percent o...
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: When something happens to you

When someone in your family is diagnosed with a dementia related disease, it’s extremely important to put that person’s financial and end-of-life plans in order. It is also imperative to realize that procrastination and dementia do not ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Recognizing the signs of stroke can speed recovery

On a cool March morning, Bob woke up with a pulsing pain behind his left eye and partially blurred vision. Assuming he had a migraine headache, he got out of bed, took some Advil and tried to relax until the pain subsided.
Updated: 2 months ago

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