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Facing Dementia or Alzheimer’s – You Are Not Alone

  The Road of Dementia Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s or dementia knows the face, the look, the loss. Many times, the signs go unnoticed until later in life; well after the Alzheimer’s or dementia has been diagnosed. There is an amazing documentary available called The Genius of Marian which was shown on POV via

Heart Health Tips for The Homebound

It’s important for everyone both young and elderly to take note of some simple tips and ideas to keep heart healthy. You or a loved one may be homebound for a variety of reasons, perhaps none even associated with heart issues, but keeping a heart healthy attitude can help make every day a gift! Keep

Living a Full Life with Parkinson’s Disease

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s can be a frightening. However, with the proper preparation and support system you can be assured of living a full life with Parkinson’s. After Diagnosis – Talking with your doctor Chances are when you were first diagnosed you didn’t really hear much else other than “you have Parkinson’s disease,” but it’s

Depression in the Elderly

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans who are aged 65 or older are affected by depression.  Depression in the elderly is closely associated with feelings of dependency and disability, and can have a negative impact on both the individual, and the family.  Untreated depression in

Arthritis Pain

There are a number of types of arthritis that one can suffer from. Defining Arthritis Arthritis is defined by the Mayo Clinic as the inflammation of one or more joints; causing pain & stiffness in those particular affected areas. Each type of arthritis has its own list of specific risks and possible causes but in

Managing The Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

There are some common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that may or may not affect you. PD is a disease that varies from person to person, making each case unique. However, you can live a full life if you learn how to manage your symptoms. Living With The Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Below are some common

Preventing a Stroke

Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. According to the National Stroke Association a stroke occurs every 40 seconds with 1 person dying every 4 minutes. Signs of a Stroke Signs of a stroke can be determined by using an acronym called F.A.S.T. – think of the fact that the faster

What You May Not Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis isn’t simply a skin rash that’s inconvenient or not pretty to look at; it’s an auto immune disease that comes out as a red, scaly rash that can be itchy, sore and uncomfortable. Psoriasis is the most common auto immune disease in America, affecting 7.5 million people of every age. Psoriasis Facts Psoriatic Arthritis

Depression & Suicide: Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues

Like most of the world, I was utterly shocked and saddened when I learned that Robin Williams took his own life.  For the rest of the night I was glued to the television, trying to make sense of how someone so funny, so talented, so outgoing, someone who always made us feel so good, could

How To Enjoy Life With Diabetes

According to the CDC approximately 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, with approximately 8 million going undiagnosed. Those that live with diabetes have the ability to live long, full lives if they take a positive and proactive approach. Risk Factors of Diabetes Some of the risk factors of becoming diabetic you can