201203.20
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Marge’s husband, George, would call for her and she would come running. But when she came into the room he would say, “Who are you? I want Marge!” She would say, “It is me, George,” and he would reply, “But you’re old, I want my wife, Marge. She’s young.” This was devastating for Marge. George…

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What is Dementia?

Marge’s husband, George, would call for her and she would come running. But when she came into the room he would say, “Who are you? I want Marge!” She would say, “It is me, George,” and he would reply, “But you’re an old woman, I want my wife, Marge.” This was devastating for Marge. George…

201104.03
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Dementia and Delusions

The New York Times recently posted the article linked below about dementia. I have been discussing this with my clients for years. You cannot usually engage in a logical argument with a one-year old child, and sometimes you cannot do so with an elder who has advanced dementia. You must deal with the disease of…

201002.01
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Alzheimer’s Seminar in Bedford, NH

The Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire regularly holds educational programs. On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at 5:30PM, they will hold a program entitled: “Knowing the Difference: Senior Moments vs. Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s Disease.” Topics will include dementia symptoms, the different forms of dementia, the diagnostic process, current treatment options and the benefits…

200910.22
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Grandma’s Cobwebs

Here is a link to an e-book about Alzheimer’s Disease. It is written for children, but is a great read for all. http://www.alzheimershope.com/grandmas-cobwebs/flash_book.html Check out the main website http://www.alzheimershope.com/ for more great information about dealing with the disease that is so hard for so many.

200905.15
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Medicare Rights Center Secures Coverage for New York Woman’s Cancer Treatment

New York, NY – More than two years after it first filed an appeal, the Medicare Rights Center has secured coverage under the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit for a New York woman’s ovarian cancer treatment. As a result, Judith M. Layzer will obtain coverage from her Part D plan of Cetrotide, a hormone…

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Knee Surgery OK for Octogenarians

Knee replacement surgery can improve the quality of life even for very elderly patients, according to a study presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The study found that patients in their 80s can benefit both physically and socially from knee replacement surgery, also called total knee arthroplasty (TKA), once…