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Vicarious Trauma
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What Does Vicarious Trauma Mean?

Also referred to as Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), Vicarious Trauma (VT) is the indirect trauma that can occur when a person is exposed to difficult or disturbing images or hears a detailed traumatic story from another person. Learning to recognize…
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what is parkinsons disease
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What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder. This disorder affects dopamine-producing neurons predominantly in the brain, in a very specific region called the substantia nigra. This degeneration begins slowly, creating a series of symptoms that will progress and worsen over time. Parkinson's…
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Calming a Dementia Patient
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What to Do When A Person WIth Alzheimer’s Become Violent

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It is an entirely different story to have a person become violent because of a disease. You cannot blame the patient because it is really not their fault. This is the effect that Alzheimer’s has on its patients. Alzheimer's is…
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what is Osteoporosis
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What Is Osteoporosis?

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What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone disease or condition. It occurs when: The body loses too much bone The body makes too little bone Both situations happen simultaneously Due to the condition, the bones become weak. As a result,…
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devoted guardians what is vascular dementia
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What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is developed due to a reduced supply of blood to the brain as a result of malfunctioned blood vessels. Blood is delivered to the brain cells through a network of vessels, collectively known as the vascular system. For…
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What Caregivers Do for Elderly
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What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

We all know that it is normal for people to become a bit forgetful as they get older. However, in some cases and at some point in some people’s lives, there is a disease related to this “senior moment” -…
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what is Alzheimers disease
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What Are The 7 Stages Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Since it is a progressive disease, Alzheimer’s develops slowly, and the symptoms are worsening gradually.  It passes through seven different stages, outlined below. Stage 1: No Impairment - This is the stage prior to diagnosis in which an individual has…
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what is Alzheimers disease
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Will Alzheimer’s Skip a Generation?

Unfortunately, if a person inherits the gene mutations, oftentimes, they eventually develop the condition. Having family members with the condition do not necessarily mean that another member will develop the condition. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative condition. This is especially true…
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How Do I Find Love in My 60s
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How Do I Find Love in My 60s?

Know What You Want: You need to be proactive if you want to find love in your 60s. But it is also very important to be honest about what you are looking for. Is it a companion for an occasional…
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How Does a 60-Year-Old Woman Flirt
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How Does a 60-Year-Old Woman Flirt?

In general, the way older women flirt does not fundamentally differ from how younger women do it. However, there are some differences due to a woman’s age and experience. Most mature women are more open and straightforward in communication with…
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