Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Health & Fitness

LeBlanc: When dementia patients refuse to take medication

It is common for our loved ones living with dementia to refuse to take their medications. When this happens we need to look at the situation in a couple of different ways.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: when loved ones with dementia refuse to eat

If you are caring for a loved one with a dementia related disease, it is likely a time will come during the latter stage when they will lose their desire to eat. One of the causes of this may be that their body no longer recognizes the signs of hunge...
Updated: 2 months ago
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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 months ago

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