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The Seven Stages of Dementia

Categorizing a disease by stages is common practice and assists physicians in deciding on the optimal treatment approach.  It also helps to relay a person’s condition to other health care professionals when stages are determined and standardized based on symptoms. 332 more words

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Care Choices: A New York Palliative Care Service

Care Choices is a program providing home-based palliative care services.  It is a subsidiary of the Visiting Nurse Service of Northeastern New York.  This program does not focus on end-of-life, 310 more words

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Currently... (MercyMe, Snow White, and cutting off somebody's big toe)


I have ventured to go where I have never gone before. In the time frame of about two weeks, I’ll have bought three CD’s. I just don’t do this! 564 more words

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Advance Directives and Planning Ahead

Twenty five million Americans, or one in four older people, say that they or a family member have had unwanted or excessive medical treatment, including tests, procedures and medications.  266 more words

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Palliative Care: The Right to Die

Jack Kevorkian’s name became synonymous with assisted suicide.  A pathologist by training, Dr. Kevorkian was a crusader for the right-to-die cause after learning that physicians in the Netherlands were helping terminally ill patients die by lethal injection. 374 more words

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Do Psychiatrists Have a Role in Palliative Care?

The recently released Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, indicated that the U.S. 280 more words

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New Device Helps Dementia Sufferers Surf Web

Tommy Dykes is a British designer who has created elderly-specific devices to help dementia suffers use the web in unique and interesting ways. One device allows seniors to search Flickr with the help of scrabble tiles… 375 more words

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