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New Assisted Living at Home (assistedlivingathome.com) Database Locates Ideal Retirement Communities for Your Loved One

LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Assisted Living At Home just launched a country-wide database of retirement homes with extensive ratings and reviews. Finding a quality retirement community is a tough task. There are few services and resources out there dedicated to assisting famil...

Experts Urge Family Members and Friends to Seek Immediate Intervention for Their Loved Ones Who May Have Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

New Online Resource, YouCanBeTheOne.com, Recommended to Help Guide Important Conversations and Get Families Closer to an Accurate Diagnosis NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The multi-disciplinary expert consortium known as the Alzheimer's Disease Screening Discussion Group (ADSDG) is calling...

15 Tips Caregivers Should Know After a Loved One Has Had a Stroke

DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by American Stroke Association: It's better to find out than miss out. Be aware of the medications that have been prescribed to your loved one and their side effects. Ask if your home should be modifi...

Animal Lover Memorializes Beloved Bulldog Who Loved Cats - Makes Gift to Improve Feline Health

MAF Supporter Says Her Bulldog Loved Cats, Dog Would Want to Improve Cat Health through the Happy Healthy Cat Campaign DENVER, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorializing a beloved dog through a donation to improve cat health may seem unusual. Yet Florida resident Judith Ditfurth says her beloved ...

Smokers putting their loved ones at risk of heart attacks

Researchers at University College London and St George's, University of London measured recent exposure to tobacco smoke in non-smoking middle-aged men taking part in the British Regional Heart Study by measuring the levels of cotinine - a compound carried in the blood - at two time points 20 year...

Family members of critically ill patients want to discuss loved ones' uncertain prognoses

Critically ill patients frequently have uncertain prognoses, but their families overwhelmingly wish that physicians would address prognostic uncertainty candidly, according to a new study out of the University of San Francisco Medical Center. "Our interviews revealed that caregivers appear to ...

Surviving the Holidays After a Loved One's Death: Economic Woes Add to Holiday Pressure for People Who Grieve

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- People who have experienced the death of a loved one often face Thanksgiving and Christmas with dread. Long-standing family traditions will never be the same; the hope and joy that normally accompany the season are replaced by depression and loneliness. T...

Thanksgiving Cooks Serve up a Side of Safety to Loved Ones

Taste and safety should go hand-in-hand; look for Underwriters Laboratories' safety Mark and have a safer Thanksgiving NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are like most Thanksgiving chefs, you find a way to create culinary magic while working in potentially perilous co...

Hector Elizondo: Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Dementia

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For Emmy-award winning actor Hector Elizondo, the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's dementia are very personal. In the 1960s, Elizondo's mother was afflicted with Alzheimer's dementia, a degenerative disease that alters the brain, causing i...

Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22

Journalist Gail Sheehy's painful passage through U.S. health system echoes that of many caregivers MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- In her long struggle to care for her gravely ill husband, journalist and Passages author Gail Sheehy recalls one defining moment. More than a year...

The Mesothelioma Victims Center Offers Victims Of Asbestos Related Cancer & Their Loved Ones The Most Comprehensive Free Service Especially For US Navy Veterans

Americas Watchdog created the Mesothelioma Center as a way for victims, or the family members & loved ones of Mesothelioma victims to get help,very honest advice & tailor made assistance at no cost to the victim, or their family members. According to Americas Watchdog, "watching what...

Honor a Loved One at The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

Luminaria being sold for Saturday night candlelight ceremony in Newark NEWARK, N.J., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- People from all over New Jersey will come together Saturday night to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle with the disease at an overnight event in Newar...

New Alzheimer's Disease Survey Reveals Children of Sandwich Caregivers Assist With Loved Ones' Care

Three in Five Caregivers Say Their Children Help Care for Loved Ones With Alzheimer's Disease NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the third annual Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) ICAN: Investigating Caregivers' Attitudes and Needs Survey suggest that...

New Alzheimer's disease survey reveals children of sandwich caregivers assist with loved ones' care

New York, NY (March 26, 2008) Results from the third annual Alzheimers Foundation of America (AFA) ICAN: Investigating Caregivers Attitudes and Needs Survey suggest that Alzheimers disease care is a family affair. Most sandwich caregivers the parents or guardians of children under 21 who also ca...

Long Term Care Newsletter Helps Preserve Solvency & Sanity While Caring for Loved One

Subscriptions Available Free from LTC Financial Partners KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- If you suddenly have to care for an incapacitated parent or spouse, the impact can be life-changing. Rising care costs can devour your estate or inheritance. And your loved one's daily nee...

Mourning Death of Loved One Raises Your Risk of Dying

First month after loss is most vulnerable time, review shows FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The grieving that follows a loved one's death can increase your risk of death, from suicide as well as other causes, a new review shows. The most vulnerable period was the first 30 days f...

AUDIO From Medialink and Pfizer: Help Is Available for Caregivers and for Loved Ones

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- This month we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, honoring those who provide emotional, financial, social and medical support to loved ones who are ill or disabled. As the cost of health care rises, these patients and their caregivers may find it diffi...

MultiVu Video Feed: NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT HALF OF CAREGIVERS SPEND 10 PERCENT OF THEIR INCOME CARING FOR AN OLDER LOVED ONE

The First, In-Depth Look at What Caregivers Spend and What they Sacrifice Half of those caring for a loved one 50 years or older-as many as 17 million Americans-spend more than 10 percent of their annual income on caregiving expenses and often sacrifice their own financial and personal well-b...

Surviving the Holidays after a Loved One's Death

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- People who have experienced the death of a loved one often face Thanksgiving and Christmas with dread. Long-standing family traditions will never be the same; the hope and joy that normally accompany the season are replaced by depression and lonelines...

Heart Chocolate(TM) With CM-X(TM) is Loved by Chocolate Connoisseurs and Diabetics Alike

Rich, dark chocolate bar with innovative CM-X gives new meaning to diabetic food TORONTO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart Chocolate(TM) with CM-X(TM), recently launched by Innovative Life Sciences Corporation (ILS), is more than just another so-called diabetic food...

Novartis Vaccines Launches National Gift-Giving Program to Help Protect Loved Ones by Reserving an Influenza Vaccination

- FluGram(TM) Influenza Vaccination Program enables people in America to offer vaccination as a gift, helping to protect others from influenza and its potentially serious complications CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the first time, consumers can take an...

Health Department Marks 'Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day'

State Health Centers to Offer Free Health Assessments HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today invited Pennsylvanians to take advantage of free health assessments being offered in medically-underserved areas of the state from today unt...

It Takes 750 Pounds a Year to Keep Your Loved One Happy

Everything in life comes with a price tag, especially when it comes to keeping a loved one happy throughout the year, for anniversaries , other important dates and romantic gestures rack up a bill of 750 pounds annually. Though an average man would spend something close to 62 pounds a month...

Improved Communication may Help to Accept the Death of Loved Ones With Poise

Hospitals that use a simple strategy of enhancing communication with family members of patients dying in the intensive care unit can greatly reduce post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression after their loved one dies, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Socie...

Genetic Testing Helping Cancer Survivors Fight For Their Loved Ones

DALLAS, Family members of those who are successfully fighting cancer are protecting themselves and their families from the disease through genetic testing and hereditary cancer risk assessment. Genetic testing offers early detection and the opportunity to not only reduce the risk of cancer, but to...

Top UK Surgeon Who Loved Himalayas is Dead

Robert Roaf, one of the world's leading spinal surgeons who was keenly interested in Buddhism and traveled to India in pursuit of his love for the Himalayas, has died at the age// of 93. Born in 1913, Roaf spent his early childhood in London and won a scholarship to Winchester College at the ag...

Preserving the DNA of a loved one

Researchers say that families can now hang on to their departed loved one's DNA// through a new profile preservation service offered by a US genetic testing company. The service is being offered by a New Jersey-based firm called Orchid Cellmark . Orchid says the DNA information would be useful for ...

Sanofi-Aventis Recognized for Workplace Efforts to Prevent Cancer

...s; and CancerConnect, a new employee support program that provides employees with resources and support to help navigate the journey of their own or a loved one's cancer diagnosis. The company's recent donation of chemotherapy products to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health for clinical tr...

11th Annual Light the Night Date Announced

... Valley to raise money for those battling blood cancers. Carrying illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - thousands of walkers will come together to bring light to the dark world of cancer during this 2-mile walk around the stadium's ...

Office of National Drug Control Policy Taps RIESTER creative for Use in National Anti-Meth Campaign

...Now campaign inspires hope and enlists the help of loved ones in fighting the drug. "We've had the...wing the intervention of friends, family and other loved ones - even if that intervention involves law enfo...ng signs of meth use, appropriate action to help a loved one suspected of drug use and encouraged users to ...

AARP Responds to Health Reform Scare Tactics

...suggest otherwise is a gross, and even cruel, distortion -- especially for any family that has been forced to make the difficult decisions on care for loved ones approaching the end of their lives. "AARP is committed to improving the quality, effectiveness, and affordability of health care for our 2...

Corrected: Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

...r birth and continue throughout life. Making sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities from disease," said Secretary James. "As parents are enrolling their children in school, students are entering college, and...

Leading U.S. Expert Offers Ten Warning Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems in Elderly

...os Angeles Jewish Home - the largest single-source provider of senior residential housing in the western United States - is offering seniors and their loved ones 10 warning signs that may trigger the need for assistance with mental health issues. "Though many seniors have developed positive coping s...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

...r birth and continue throughout life. Making sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities from disease," said Secretary James. "As parents are enrolling their children in school, students are entering college, and...

Corbin Bleu Asks Fans to Join Him in Brightening the Lives of Seriously Ill Children

...isiting hours have ended. Starlight's PC Pal is a secure, durable laptop computer that combats loneliness and boredom by allowing kids to connect with loved ones, entertain themselves and keep up with school work. "I have spent many an afternoon with Starlight families and have seen what the childre...

Living Green Marketplace Announces the Cancer Care Wellness Box to Bring Comfort to Cancer Patients During Medical Treatment

... The Cancer Care Wellness Box is a truly helpful gift when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer. The box is filled with organic and natural products which aid in the loved one's comfort and self-care. The contents of the box were carefully chosen ...

Prepaid Emergency Travel Announces a Unique Service That Provides Peace of Mind During Family Emergencies

...his remarkable service out of Las Vegas, NV for over 8 years. They have helped hundreds of individuals with emergency travel arrangements, to be with loved ones in times of illness, injury or loss of life. This service provides a sure-fire way for people to have peace of mind during times of stress. H...

The Mills Group LLC Announces ElderCare/PrimePlus Service

... longer have family members nearby to assist them with independent living. Family members living in other communities are concerned that their elderly loved ones receive proper care and services and that they are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous parties who prey on the elderly. Therefore, this servic...

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Pushes for Senate Bill to Assist Family Caregivers of the Most Severely Injured Veterans

... (OIF/OEF) families and includes a more significant and integral compensation element." Many family caregivers are struggling to care for their loved ones who have served our country, often to the detriment of their own health, the depletion of their finances, the loss of jobs and health care, and t...

C3Life.com to Sponsor Fashion Show at 2009 National UOAA Conference

... Libertyville, IL USA (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- C3Life.com , a community website for people with ostomies, their caregivers, and loved ones, will be sponsoring a fashion show at the Second United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) National Conference in New Orleans. The fashion sho...
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