A Candid Conversation With Kim Campbell On The Rhinestone Cowboy, Alzheimer's And Living Life As A Caregiver

"I have a black eye, but I'm hanging in there." Kim Campbell, tells me. "Caregiving is hard," she says. "I don't know how people do it." Kim's husband, legendary country singer, Glen Campbell, rocked awareness when he and his family let the world know their secret. Together they toured the country after bravely announcing he had Alzheimer's diseaselen playing his heart out with his musically talented children: son, Shannon and daughter, Ashley, by his side. Napa Valley was their final stage, Glen's last encore. By that night, his struggle through the plaques and tangles plaguing his brain had become too difficult. Kim was by her husband's side through the journey, as she continues to be for Glen today. I first met Kim and Ashley Campbell in Naples, Florida at the grand opening of a state-of-the-art Alzheimer's facility, The Villas. We talked about the cruelty of the disease, the difficulties of providing care, and different techniques to improve quality of life. Ashley talked about Glen's progress and how life was going with their family. One of the things I asked Ashley and Kim was if Glen was exposed to art therapy in his care facility in Tennessee. Many people presume that making art and art therapy are the same thing. They are not. While creating art can be therapeutic, art therapy is a specific, structured process focused on using art to articulate thoughts and feelings with the guided help of a registered Art Therapist. Art therapy is ab...
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Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 12Author(s): The Lancet Neurology
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Domhardt M, Steubl L, Baumeister H Abstract This meta-review integrates the current meta-analysis literature on the efficacy of internet- and mobile-based interventions (IMIs) for mental disorders and somatic diseases in children and adolescents. Further, it summarizes the moderators of treatment effects in this age group. Using a systematic literature search of PsycINFO and MEDLINE/PubMed, we identified eight meta-analyses (N = 8,417) that met all inclusion criteria. Current meta-analytical evidence of IMIs exists for depression (range of standardized mean differences, SMDs = .16 to .76; 95 % CI: -.12 to ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie - Category: Child Development Tags: Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
In this study, cerebral blood flow responses were investigated in MDD patients during a precued antisaccade task requiring preparatory attention and proactive inhibition. Using functional transcranial Doppler sonography, blood flow velocities in the middle cerebral arteries of both hemispheres were recorded in 40 MDD patients and 40 healthy controls. In the task, a target appeared left or right of the fixation point 5 s after a cuing stimulus; subjects had to move their gaze to the target (prosaccade) or its mirror image position (antisaccade). Video-based eye-tracking was applied for ocular recording. A right dominan...
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Authors: Pellkofer H, Ihler F, Weiss BG, Trothe J, Kadavath H, Chongtham M, Kunadt M, Riedel D, Lornsen F, Wilken P, Bartels C, Hirschel S, Russo SG, Stransky E, Trojan L, Schmidt B, Mandelkow E, Zweckstetter M, Canis M, Schneider A Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology precedes the onset of clinical symptoms by several decades. Thus, biomarkers are required to identify prodromal disease stages to allow for the early and effective treatment. The methoxy-X04-derivative BSC4090 is a fluorescent ligand which was designed to target neurofibrillary tangles in AD. BSC4090 staining was previously detected in post-mo...
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