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...
CONCLUSIONS: Studies evaluating the effects of PTD on common TBI impairments have yielded mixed results. Evidence suggests PTD precedes the development of executive dysfunction, and a strong link exists between fatigue and PTD, with fatigue preceding PTD. Future prospective studies evaluating PTD relationships to pain and headache are warranted to elucidate causality. PMID: 29355429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that adherence to ART in Latin America and Caribbean may be below the sufficient levels required for a successful long-term viral load suppression. PMID: 29356390 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: The findings from this study of applying tactile tests for cognitive examination in individuals with DSL are promising. They indicate that symptoms of dementia can be differentiated from symptoms related to DSL.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:12 –22
Conclusion: The posterior medial cortices (PMC) are very important areas in episodic memory among patients with mild AD. Verbal memory is more closely related to the both sides of the PMC, while visual memory is more closely related to the right PMC.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:1 –11
Conclusion: The ePAT is a suitable tool for the assessment of pain in this vulnerable population.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2017;44:256 –267
Authors: Dopart R, Lu D, Lichtman AH, Kendall DA Abstract The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that is located primarily in the central nervous system. CB1 is a therapeutic target which may impact pathways to mediate pain, neurodegenerative disorders, hunger, and drug-seeking behavior. Despite these benefits, development of orthosteric therapeutic compounds, which target the endogenous ligand-binding site of CB1, has been challenging due to detrimental side effects including psychoactivity, depression, and suicidal thoughts. However, CB1 also has an allosteric binding site(s), whi...
"Poor oral health can lead to pneumonia and cardiovascular disease as well as periodontal disease," saidRita A. Jablonski, even though these illnesses are not usually associated with the mouth. Persons with dementia resist care when they feel threatened. In general, these patients cannot care for themselves and need help.byAlzheimer's Reading Room"To my knowledge, we are the only nurses in the country who are looking at ways to improve the mouth care of persons with dementia, especially those who fight and bite during mouth care," said Jablonski. "Our approach is unique because we frame resistive b...
This article does not include any meta-analysis and aims simply at providing a comprehensive overview of the raw data reported in this field to date, as an aid to researchers.
CONCLUSION: LARS is reliable and valid for detecting and quantifying apathy in patients with dementia, even in very early stages of the disease. PMID: 26803583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: These results revealed a widespread lack of familiarity with core diagnostic symptoms among non-specialists and suggest that community clinicians require specialized diagnostic support before providing a definitive diagnosis of bvFTD. PMID: 26741499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]