Archives: October 2017

How to Help People Who Are Grieving – Video

In Grieving: How To Help A Senior Handle The Loss Of A Loved One Losing a spouse is a terribly difficult thing to go through at any age, but for seniors, the loss may hit particularly hard. Going through decades together builds a strong bond that many of us can...

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Caregivers Are Unrecognized Victims

Caregivers Victims in Rising Tide of Dementia Caregivers are unrecognized victims caught in the rising tide of Alzheimer’s disease, says advocate Dan Gasby in an editorial published online by Neurology® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Gasby has been caring for his wife, B. Smith, a nationally recognized celebrity chef,...

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Alcohol and Alzheimer’s – Drink Responsibly – Smilecast 67

Alcohol and Alzheimer’s – OK to Drink But Like Everything in Moderation Leave it to German researchers to conduct a study where they found that elderly adults who consume about two alcoholic beverages per day are at a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than non-drinkers. Alcohol...

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Estate Planning is for Everyone – Charlotte Today

Estate Planning is not Just for the Rich Estate planning is misnamed, because it implies that one must have extensive assets to even consider an estate plan. That is not true. “Everyone needs an estate plan because it is simply about control and protecting the ones that you love,” according...

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What We Can All Learn About Living in the Present – Smilecast 65

What We Can All Learn About Living in the Present My good friend Sandy Halperin, who has early onset Alzheimer’s was recently honored along with Sanjay Gupta, M.D. with the 2016 Proxmire Award, which recognizes national figures who have “demonstrated leadership and positively impacted public awareness around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.”...

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Lead to Alcohol Abuse – Smilecast 64

Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Lead to Alcohol Abuse  Patients who had gastric bypass surgery faced double the risk for excessive drinking, according to a study released by in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The surgery shrinks the stomach’s size and attaches it to a lower portion of the intestine....

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How to Help People Who Are Grieving

Photo via Pixabay by StevePB In Grieving: How To Help A Senior Handle The Loss Of A Loved One (contributed by Marie Villeza) Losing a spouse is a terribly difficult thing to go through at any age, but for seniors, the loss may hit particularly hard. Going through decades together builds...

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