New Dementia Care Consultation Program

Interesting new dementia care consultation program, a joint venture of Tufts Health Plan and the Alzheimer’s Association of MA & NH. I think the focus on not only the patient, but also the family caregiver is critical.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/06/21/ray-light-dementia-long-shadow/8NUpZa6HPYaN950tJWkC7N/story.html?s_campaign=email_BG_TodaysHeadline&s_campaign=

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Interacting with People who have Alzheimer’s

Tips for talking to someone with Alzheimer’s … an article from The Washington Post with helpful information and a reminder of the importance of social interaction.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/whats-the-best-way-to-talk-to-someone-with-alzheimers/2016/05/27/b6ac5246-032d-11e6-9203-7b8670959b88_story.html

Muhammad Ali’s Fight against Parkinson’s Disease

Remembering Muhammad Ali and his fight against Parkinson’s, an incurable brain disease, second only to Alzheimer’s in prevalence, that slowly causes the dopamine neurons in the brain to sicken and die, affecting movement, diminishing voice and masking expression, among a host of other symptoms.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/05/opinions/michael-j-fox-muhammad-ali-parkinsons/index.html