Pandemic, presents, and Parkinson's

Pandemic, Presents, and Parkinson’s

Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during the holidays can be a stressful time. A caregiver may feel pulled in multiple directions as holiday obligations add up on top of regular duties. The holiday spirit may seem lost amongst presents, cookies, and feelings of isolation. Find time for yourself, family traditions, and …

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Caregivers Need Care Too

Caregivers Need Care Too

A family caregiver manages health emergencies, juggles appointments, and personal care of their loved ones. November is National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock.” The essential role they play in others’ health and well-being is the heart of why caregivers need care too. Why Caregiving is Tough A caregiver can …

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Benefits of a memory screen

Benefits of Memory Screening

According to the CDC, as more people live long enough to be at greater risk of dementia, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to quadruple by 2050. Health officials believe that the rise in numbers directly results from increasing diagnosis thanks to improvements in testing. Memory screens are an essential part of the testing …

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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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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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MEMORY LOSS

For those who are struggling with memory loss, a memory screen is a step in the right direction to keeping their minds healthy. Apply for a FREE memory screen today!