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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

Safety & Security Sound familiar? Many of you are familiar with this line as it has been used in commercials and print ads by the manufacturer of an emergency call system. These systems are called Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), also known as Medical Emergency Response Systems. They allow you to call for help in…

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Parkinson’s Disease (Part 3 in a series)

In previous posts in this series we looked at the causes and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and discussed the differences between Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease. In this Post, I’d like to take a look at current medical interventions for the disease. Currently there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease and no standard treatment for…

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Diagnosing Dementia – Part 6 in series

In Part 5 of this series we looked at the various signs of dementia as listed by the Alzheimer’s Association and suggested that these are applicable to dementia in general and offered them as a useful tool for family, friends and caregivers.  These symptoms of dementia experienced by patients, or noticed by people close to…

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Signs of Dementia- Part 5 in a Series

As we have seen in the previous four Posts, there are many specific types and causes of dementia, often showing slightly different symptoms. However, the symptoms are very similar and those experienced by patients, or noticed by people close to them, are exactly the same signs that healthcare professionals look for. The Alzheimer’s Association compiled…

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Parkinsonism – Part 2 in a Series

In our first Post in this series we looked at the causes and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). In this Post I would like to consider Parkinsonism, which is often confused with Parkinson’s Disease. “Parkinsonism” is the clinical definition of a variety of different underlying pathologies that can cause Parkinson’s-like symptoms such as slowing of movement,…

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What is Parkinson’s Disease? – Part 1 in a Series

In this first in a series of Posts on Parkinson’s disease were going to look at its etiology (cause), characteristics and symptoms. Future posts in this series will include, among other things, Parkinsonism (a “cousin” to Parkinson’s disease), treatment methods – both traditional and alternative, risk factors, preventative measures and a look at Home Care…

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Forms of Dementia-Part 4 in a Series

In Parts Two and Three of this series we looked at different types of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and discussed their etiology (cause), characteristics and symptoms. In this Post I would like to look at three other types. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration and Creutzfeldt-Jakob…

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Different Forms of Dementia -Part 3 in a Series

In Part Two of this series we looked at several types of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia, and discussed their etiology (cause), characteristics and symptoms. In this Post I would like to look at two other types: Parkinson’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a fairly common…

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