Managing the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease People sometimes use the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s Disease” interchangeably. But they’re not the same thing. Dementia is a general term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills.  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but it’s just one of several…

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Can We Prevent Dementia?

An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. And as people live longer, experts expect that the occurrence of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will become even more common. Is there any way to prevent these terrible diseases?  A new report from the National Academies of…

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Seniors Find Happiness in Little Things

Seniors Find Happiness in Little Things   What makes people happy? A fancy car?  The latest cell phone? You might be surprised at the answer. Researchers have found that most people value experiences over things. A vacation or concert has more meaning for most of us than new possessions. But the kind of experience people…

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Good Shepherd Honors its Nurses

Good Shepherd Honors Its Nurses   Caring for one person, as the saying goes, is love. Caring for hundreds is nursing. During National Nurses Week, Good Shepherd Nursing Home honored the 147 members of the nursing staff who provide compassionate care for its residents around the clock, including nine women who have served there for decades:…

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