Saturday, Aug 02, 2014

Health & Fitness

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

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