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Jacque DigiesoConcussion is not just in your head
Concussions have been in the news lately, especially as related to sports injuries. A recent car accident in Jacque’s family has brought the painful and long-lasting effects of this type of head injury to the forefront of her attention -- and it isn’t pretty.
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Susanne KatzWhen Dementia Creeps Into Your Life
It was very difficult for Susanne to slowly watch her mother slip away day by day. Eventually, all she wanted was for her mother to smile and have a good day. That was enough.
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Elaine Taylor-KlausSlowly Dying (From the Head Down)
People with Alzheimer’s, die slowly – very slowly – from the head down. While their bodies persist, their identity erodes gradually until they reach a point of no return. For the family who lives with this, the saddest and most difficult reality of all is that their loved ones die long before their death.
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Dr. JudieStraight Talk about Sex
A study shows that there may not be any link between strokes and sex in middle-aged men. Any link may, in fact, just be coincidental.
The Grass Is Greener Right Here
As someone who recently celebrated her 50th birthday, Diana has been struggling to get her head around her age and the best way to approach the whole aging process.
Carey SippThe TurnAround Mom
With all the concern about the effects of a sports-related concussion, Carey is focusing on emotional concussions: the effects of a dysfunctional family on a child.
Diane Snyder Cowan The Power of Grief
Many boomers and older adults experience the deaths of several friends and relatives in a short period of time. Diane Snyder Cowan write about managing multiple losses.
Elaine Taylor KlausLiving On Purpose
What makes us who we are is not just our ability to think and reason; it’s also the ability to connect emotionally. A head injury can do irreparable damage to the emotional center of the brain, changing the personality forever.
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Disrupting Patient Experience

So I’m making dinner the other night and I’m reminded of a story I heard a while back on NPR. The narrator and his wife were talking about their 50 year marriage, some of the funny memories they shared which … Continue reading →

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Another Strange Obsession

I should most likely say that this post has absolutely nothing to do with the crash of MH17. That is a horrific situation that can have no humor attached to it. This is not about that. Now that we have gotten that out of the way so that I do not get angry [...]

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Major Depressive Disorder & Ketamine | Fanning the Flame of Hope

Well, it was discovered in the early-2000s that ketamine put the kibosh on unipolar and bipolar depressive symptoms within two hours of administration. And the effect lasted several days. ‘Course, administration issues and nasty side effects formed [...]

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Worry Hours

Working in the health care field for the past 20 years I have heard the term “Worry Hours” repeatedly when discussing family caregivers. These hours are between 10pm and 1am when family caregivers, overwhelmed by the burdens of managing [...]

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Plan to Have a Nice Day

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and elderly woman moved into a nursing home. Though legally blind, the woman is always fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock in bright-colored clothes and makes sure that her hair is fashionably combed. Her h [...]

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