Monthly Archives: May 2016

Coping: Work, Family Stress and Time-Out

For family members of AD patients, ecspecially if hands-on care is being given, the level of personal stress can start to rise….coping with work, family stress and the need for a personal time-out can become overwhelming… People, who are caring for their ailing parent at home, need to have a chance to re-charge their own …

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Animal-Assisted Therapy Cats

Much has been discussed about the relationship between cats and humans. Cats are known to relax people through their sheer presence – which animal lover can remain angry or in a bad mood, when a cute, lovely feline presence struts around them, comes up and rubs itself luxuriously against their legs? Or a soft “Miaow” …

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Bedroom Door Locked Inside

“The bedroom door is locked on the inside”, said one caregiver to the other, as they were on their way to check on Mrs. Sheridan in the Clover Leaf Care Home in central England. (Names of people and places changed). “I’ll get the master key”, said the other employee, and started back down the stairs….. …

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Does Exercise make your Brain Function Better?

Many people don’t realize that the brain is no different from the muscles in their body. It profits from physical exercise and movement. This gets its cells stimulated, and the exchange of energy and waste discharge happen a lot faster. But does exercise make your brain function better? It’s been officially proven that sport and …

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When Memory Fails and Movement Stops

Mrs. Maura Dockley ( no real person intended) no longer gets out of bed in the care home she’s been a resident of for the past six months. When she first came, she was a sparky, humerous lady, who could tell anecdotes and jokes like a master of the round table. All the care workers …

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A Palliative View on Reduced Thirst

DO WE DRINK LESS AS WE APPROACH LIFE’S END? When humans with a terminal illness approach the end of life, many bodily functions change. The desire to take in nourishment and fluids begins to fade. In palliative care circles, this is a well-known fact, and there is a high sensitivity to the needs and desires …

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The Ketogenic Diet Facts

As always, when such topics are considered, the treating physician of the person must be consulted about the allowability of these measures for his/her patient. In a wild maze of diets and supplementary nutrition, it can be hard to find the right foods suitable to improve brain health. To find the ketogenic diet facts, we …

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