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Friday, March 22, 2019

Skin cancer primer: Testing and lifestyle key to success

By Judith  Melanoma. Basal, Squamous and Merkel cell. Lymphoma. Kaposi Sarcoma. There’s an alphabet soup of skin cancers, but what are they? According to the Mayo...

The legacy left by America’s favorite funny man

By Marianne Delorey© In honor of Robin Williams, whose recent passing shocked and touched us all, this article is a reminder that depression lies. Depression is...

Delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory behavior in Alzheimer’s disease patients

By Micha Shalev   Delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory behaviors may be a response to internal or external factors. They most often occur as a result of...

Sleep problems in individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

By Micha Shalev Persons with Alzheimer's disease often appear to sleep less or sometimes, more. Sleep problems may be caused by pain, medication, lack of...

Medication safety: How to avoid bad reactions

By Jeannette Sheehan Medications can have so many rewarding benefits to our bodies. There are pills to relieve everything from head pain to stomach aches....

Understanding and handling wandering and the dementia sufferer

There are a number of reasons why many people with Alzheimer’s wander away and get lost. It is often that they forget where they are or decide to do something, then get lost as they forget what it was they were trying to achieve. This is not always the case and wandering may be the sign of distress or illness.

Understanding the help you need as a caregiver

By Micha Shalev About 44 million people, roughly 19 percent of the U.S. adult population, provide unpaid care to someone who is age 50 or...

Building the self-esteem of an Alzheimer’s sufferer

By Micha Shalev Alzheimer’s sufferers were once vital men and women, leading active, interesting lives. Left in the wake of a disease, which robs them...

Tips for caregivers and seniors on safety issues in the home

By Angela Rocheleau One of the biggest challenges of aging at home independently is the threat of slips and falls in the home. There are...
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Keeping our parents a little longer at home

Providing a safe environment By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM It is a given that most elderly people want to stay in their home and not...
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