We Can Support Our Grieving Parent but We Can ’t Erase Their Pain

Photo credit Mosoianu Bogdan  Dear Carol: My dad, who had been Mom’s caregiver for years, died suddenly from a stroke. I can’t say that I’m surprised because he was under enormous stress trying to cope with first Mom’s illness from cancer treatments, and more recently her early stage Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Needless to say, we’re all heartbroken over Dad’s sudden death as well as up in the air about how to handle Mom. She seems to be in total denial, though some of her repeated questions may be due to occasional short-term memory loss. How do we help her with this shock and grief? – VB Read the full article on Inforum about how denial, as well as memory problems, can make a spouse's death hard to absorb: MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol                  Related StoriesThe Stigma Of Dementia PersistsWhat's in a Name? When Dementia Erases Your Identity From Their MemoryTransitioning Care from Home to Memory Care Takes Thoughtful Organization 
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Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Sepanta Hosseinpour, Reza Fekrazad, Praveen R. Arany, Qingsong YeAbstractPhotobiomodulation (PBM) encompasses a light application aimed to increase healing process, tissue regeneration, and reducing inflammation and pain. PBM is specifically aimed to modify the expression of cellular molecules; however, PBM impacts on cellular and molecular pathways especially in bone regenerative medicine have been investigated in scattered different studies. The purpose of the current study is to systematically review evidence o...
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Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9OB00651F, PaperAgata Campisi, Maria Assunta Chiacchio, Laura Legnani, Paola Bottino, Giuseppe Lanza, Daniela Iannazzo, Lucia Veltri, Salvatore V. Giofr è, Roberto ROMEO A series of 2,3,4-triaryl-substituted 1,2,4-oxadiazole-5-ones have been prepared as fixed-ring analogues of tamoxifen (TAM), a drug inhibitor of Estradiol Receptor (ER) used in breast cancer therapy, by an efficient synthetic... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Biao Yu, Mingjun Zhang, Jiahuan Chen, Lingyu Wang, Xiaohuan Peng, Xinwei Zhang, He Wang, Anbei Wang, Dazhong Zhao, Daxin Pang, Hongsheng OuYang, Xiaochun TangAbstractAimsColorectal cancer syndrome has been one of the greatest concerns in the world. Although several epidemiological studies have shown that hepatic low lipoprotein lipase (LPL) mRNA expression may be associated with dyslipidemia and tumor progression, it is still not known whether the liver plays an essential role in hyperlipidemia of ApcMin/+ mice.Main methodsWe measured the expre...
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Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Anand Thirupathi, Yan-Zhong ChangAbstractThe gradual energy dissipation of all organisms allows adapting to energy demands. Pathological situations of uncured diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and other obesity-related diseases are caused by an abrupt energy imbalance. As an energy sensor, AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) can regulate the cellular energy status. In case of increased energy demands or insufficient nutrient supply, cells digest their own interior, which is called autophagy. AMPK-mediated autophagy regulates various metabolic and phys...
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This study aimed to examine whether (−)-α-bisabolol (BISA), a natural terpene, can attenuate nociceptive behaviour and central sensitisation in a rodent model of trigeminal neuropathic pain.Materials and methodsInfraorbital nerve transection (IONX) or sham operation was performed in adult male rats. Head withdrawal thresholds as a measure of facial mechanical sensitivity were tested with von Frey monofilaments applied bilaterally to the facial vibrissal pad pre-operatively (baseline) and then post-operatively before and at 60, 120, 240 and 360 min after administration of vehicle control per oris (p.o.) or BIS...
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Conclusion Acute delirium is commonly underdiagnosed, and can be masked by chronic alterations in cognition and mentation. Delirium has many causes, and can be assessed using the acronym DELIRIUM. The most common presentations suggesting delirium over dementia are short-term memory loss, rapid fluctuation in condition, acute alteration, and a condition present that may be responsible for delirium. Management includes searching for causes of acute alteration in mental status, negating environmental factors of delirium, and—only when necessary—reducing the patient’s threat to themselves or providers by usin...
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In conclusion, documentation is important, a critical part of advocacy and the development process at the larger scale. It isn't just words, but rather a vital structural flow of information from one part of the larger community to another, necessary to sustain progress in any complex field. We would all do well to remember this - and to see that building this documentation is an activity in which we can all pitch in to help. Evidence Suggests that, at Least in Earlier Stages, Alzheimer's Disease Blocks Rather than Destroys Memories https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2017/07/evidence-suggests-that-at-least-in-ea...
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