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

August 17, 2012


    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


  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


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


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


  NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation watches Team USA rack up the medals at the 2012 Olympics, members of the 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


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


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 […]