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What Your DNA Test Will Not Tell You

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The product in question will cost you $199. You believe it has the potential to profoundly change your sense of your future, Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 12.51.54 AM and re-order your priorities. Should you buy Read More…

Aliceheimer’s: Seeing Daily Caregiving as Opportunity

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Alice came to live with her daughter, Dana Walrath, when she could no longer live alone due to Alzheimer’s disease. In the Walrath’s Vermont home, different threads of their lives and talents came together in new ways:

Dana’s father had read Alice in Wonderland aloud to his family when his children were young, and Read More…

How Do Palliative and Hospice Care Differ?

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Palliative care is an emerging medical specialty that is often misunderstood. Taken literally, to palliate means to alleviate or soothe. Palliative care focuses on treating the symptoms of serious illness, not on curing the underlying disease. People use the terms hospice and palliative care interchangeably, but there are important distinctions.

 

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The Genius of Caregiving

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Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 4.10.30 AMGlancing through the paper last week, I paused when I saw an obituary with a photo of a woman, Pamela White, who looked very familiar. But when I read the article, I Read More…

Ideas for Activities

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One difficult challenge friends and families of those with dementia face is having meaningful visits. As the underlying disease progresses, patients lose the ability to carry on a general conversation. So how can you have a meaningful time together once words are elusive?

Judith Levy, an occupational therapist, has considered this Read More…

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