ALS: There's more work to do

ALS: More Work to Do

French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot discovered Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ((a-my-o-TROE-fik LAT-ur-ul skluh-ROE-si) or ALS. Originally, we knew ALS as Charcot’s disease after the discoverer. However, in June of 1941, it became known as Lou Gehrig’s disease when the hall of famer retired from baseball shortly after his diagnosis. There is no cure for ALS, leaving us …

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Caretakers COVID summer checklist

COVID Summer Checklist for Caregivers

The risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults being the highest risk. Severe illness from COVID-19 may require hospitalization in intensive care, with a ventilator to help them breathe, or even loss of life. If you are a caregiver of an older adult, there are steps to take to keep yourself …

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Stay Safe: Summer Edition

Tips for Staying Safe this Summer

Prolonged exposure to excessive heat can be a problem for anyone. For older adults and those with chronic issues, the risk is even higher. Heat-related illness is a real danger and older adults need to be proactive and take the proper precautions when the temperature is above 80°. Here are some tips for staying safe …

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Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Approximately 50 million people worldwide are living with. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other forms of dementia. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Association says that if you have a brain, you are at risk for developing AD. This is the perfect time to create awareness for this public health crisis. The Neuropsychiatric …

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Misconceptions about Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Misconceptions

Misconceptions surround Alzheimer’s disease (AD), like many other medical conditions. Whether it helps to ease the mind or keep hope alive for those who choose to believe, the negative impacts can be more profound than anyone ever intended. Choosing to believe in these “myths” can ultimately result in delayed treatment, which can be devastating with …

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Caring for a Loved one with Parkinson's

Caring for a Loved One With Parkinson’s Disease

When we think of Parkinson’s disease, the first thing that usually comes to mind is tremors, but it can be so much more than that. Research has shown that the majority of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease will experience some degree of cognitive impairment and will continue to decline over time. In fact, about half …

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Dealing with Dementia

Dealing with Dementia

Many people have issues with memory, which doesn’t necessarily mean they have a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. There are many different causes of memory problems, like vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems.  If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss symptoms, a memory screening is a great place to start. Early diagnosis …

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Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and this year’s theme is #Plan4PD. What does that mean? Each and every day with Parkinson’s disease can feel different. Having a plan in place today to better prepare us for the challenges that Parkinson’s may present can help us plan for a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow. What can …

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Celebrities and Parkinson's

Celebrities and Parkinson’s

In late January, Ozzy Osbourne revealed on Good Morning America that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Ozzy joins a growing list of celebrities using their platform to create awareness around the effects of Parkinson’s. Why is this significant? Well, at the very least, there can be a greater understanding that PD knows no specific income bracket, …

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Kidney Health and Your Brain

Kidney Health and Your Brain

Did you know that kidney health, like many other organs, affects your brain health? Although not direct, kidney disease ultimately impacts the blood flow and nutrients to the brain. It is estimated that 26 million Americans have some form of kidney disease. However, most don’t know they have it. March is National Kidney Month, and …

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