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Memory problems are just a part of growing older, or are they? | downtown-houston

August 17, 2012

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    How many times have you heard or said something like this when memory issues arise? “I have a touch of the old timer’s disease.” “I have a photographic memory but sometimes I don’t have film.” “I’m directionally challenged” “Who moved my keys, I know I laid them RIGHT HERE.” I don’t know about […]

Bringing a medically-fragile patient home from the hospital | downtown-houston

August 15, 2012

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  We understand what it’s like to prepare to leave the hospital with a medically-fragile patient. Our second child was born on the Submarine Base in Groton, CT.  At that time the technology was not what it is today and he was born with a condition called Gastroschisis, See more at: via Bringing a medically-fragile […]

Delirium increases the risk of developing new dementia 8-fold in older patients

August 12, 2012

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Delirium also found to worsen severity in those already diagnosed with dementia and increase the pace of cognitive decline Older people who have experienced episodes of delirium are significantly more likely to develop dementia, according to new research. The study is published in the journal Brain today, Thursday, 09August. When in hospital, older people sometimes […]

Beware the Nocebo Effect

August 11, 2012

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As caregivers, both professional and family, it is important that we communicate properly with our patients.  This is opinion for the NY Times provides much food for thought. EVERYONE knows that a placebo — a fake medication or sham procedure, typically used as a control in a medical trial — can nonetheless have a positive effect, relieving […]

Caregiver Olympics: People Caring for Elderly Parents Complete Gold-Medal-Worthy Feats – Health News – redOrbit

August 9, 2012

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  NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation watches Team USA rack up the medals at the 2012 Olympics, members of the AgingCare.com forum, an interactive website for people caring for their elderly parents, have caught Olympic fever, and started the Caregiver Olympics. People taking care of elderly parents accomplish tremendous feats […]

Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 8, 2012

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Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. Many of these people can not remember their name or address and may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood. Who is at risk of wandering? Anyone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who: Returns from […]

Inquiring Minds Want to Know … Questions Patients Should Always Ask | Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury Lawyers – JDSupra

August 6, 2012

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1. What’s the likelihood it will help me? For many treatments, this answer is known, but that doesn’t mean your doctor will know it. Not every question has been studied, but if it has, the doctor should know. Ask specifically where his or her answer comes from. If it’s from a study, ask if you […]

VA benefits for veterans over the age of 65: Housebound Pension and Aid and Attendance Pension | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 6, 2012

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Part 1 Monetary Assistance for in-home care for veterans Part 2 VA benefits for veterans over the age of 65: Basic Pension What are Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits? Aid and Attendance (A&A) is an enhanced or special monthly pension benefit paid in addition to basic pension. You may not receive enhanced or special monthly pension without first establishing eligibility for […]

VA benefits for veterans over 65: Basic Pension | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 6, 2012

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This is part 2 in our series of VA, Veterans Administration, benefits available for veterans and their spouses needing in-home care. Part 1 “Monetary assistance with in-home care for veterans” dealt with qualifications the VA places on these  pensions.  Note that these Veterans Administration pensions not military pensions. Basic Pension The VA classifies any veteran […]

Assistance with in-home care for veterans | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 6, 2012

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If you or a loved one are a veteran and you are over 65 you need to read on. There are several pensions provided through the Veterans Administration designed to help you.  If you think you qualify you should contact the VA.  I will be covering the different pensions in the coming days. What is […]