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Photo credit Christian Wiediger Dear Readers: Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7 so if you haven’t reviewed Medicare options now is the time. Once you’re done, take a break. Then, consider that this is also a good time for another annual review because there could be other benefits that you, your spouse, or your parents may be missing. Enter Benefit’s Checkup Continue reading on Inforum to learn more about Benefits Checkup and other websites that can assist you as you search for both benefits and programs: Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” ...Craig William Dayton, Film Composer For overnight or long-term protection try Egosan’s new X-Dry. X-Dry offers most people 8 hours of protection. Request a free sample from Egosancares.com Need incontinence support for yourself or someone else? Try Egosan’s Incontinence Support Group on Facebook Egosan wants to help you live your life fully: Try Egosan premium underwear for discrete, dignified protection. For 20% off your first order use Promo Code: 20CAREGIVERS.              Related StoriesThe Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: What Are They?The Hazards of Alcoholism in the ElderlyTips for Traveling with Mobility Limitations Along with Incontinence 
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Chem. Commun., 2022, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D1CC05792H, CommunicationElena Atri án-Blasco, Lucie de Cremoux, Xudong Lin, Rufus Mitchell-Heggs, Laurent Sabater, Sébastien Blanchard, Christelle Hureau Keggin-type POMs extract Cu(II) from the Alzheimer's-related amyloid- β peptide. They prevent Cu(Aβ) ROS production, while ill-defined Cu(Aβ) aggregates are switched to fibrils due to Cu(POM) modulation of the apo-Aβ's assembly. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Brain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, are closely connected to heart health. They are affected by everyday actions and rank among the nation's leading...
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Photo credit Edward Cisneros ...During the last few years of my caregiving, while my mother-in-law and my parents were still alive, my son was still having major health issues, and I was working full time, I read about the term “sandwich generation.” I remember thinking it was a clever concept, but it still didn’t occur to me that I was a member of this group. I was merely a caregiver and a mom. Maybe I didn’t have the time or the will to reflect on my own situation. That is the case with many caregivers. In fact, when I give presentations to groups of caregivers and professionals, I always str...
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Photo credit Brut Carniollus I  remember watching my parents age in the normal fashion. I’d occasionally look at them and be startled by the realization that they were getting older, but that was all I acknowledged. I never consciously dwelled on the fact that they would continue to decline and eventually I would lose them. I didn’t want to. These things did, however, linger in the very back of my mind. Then one day my dad underwent brain surgery to correct an old injury he sustained in World War II. It was made clear to us that without this operation, he would eventually suffer from severe confusion. Unfo...
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Photo credit Berhard Grossgastieger The only certainty, when diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, is that a senior’s condition will progressively worsen. The national Alzheimer’s Association has developed a very useful staging system to use as a frame of reference when coping with AD. Alzheimer's disease constantly keeps doctors, family members, and caregivers on their toes. It is instinctive for humans to want a roadmap or some sort of guide to help get us through a journey or a difficult situation. We strive to know what lies ahead to help ensure that we are adequately prepared. Following a serious medica...
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Conclusions:Intake of herbal supplements has increased over the past decade warranting an extensive medication history as part of a full neurological evaluation. Clinicians should be wary of rare causes like chronic heavy metal exposure in patients with unexplained neurological symptoms.Disclosure: Dr. Grewal has nothing to disclose. Dr. Nanjundaswamy has nothing to disclose.
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