Advance Directives : Taking Charge, Making Choices
Posted by Chapster on Apr-04-2005 (1882 reads)

For some time now, ElderHope has been part of the Community Focus broadcasts at KEOM FM 88.5. This month we did four segments. This is the first of those segments. It was recorded by Barb. Most of us have experienced a degree of frustration, sadness, and anger as we have witnessed the tragic situation that surrounded Terri Schaivo. How can you prevent that in your own family? Have you done anything to prevent it? Find out what you need to know...

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Pain : Interview: Addiction, Tolerance, and Dependence
Posted by Chapster on Apr-04-2005 (1720 reads)

In a follow-up to an earler article discussed here, the National Pain Foundation recently published an interview with Dr. Schneider, MD, PhD, the previous article's author. In this newest article, she explains more fully the nature of addiction, tolerance and dependence. It is a topic that many physicians do not really understand. For those who care for those in chronic pain or those facing the end of life, this interview can help clear up a lot of questions.

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Caregiving : Letterboard for the Speech Impaired
Posted by Chapster on Mar-07-2005 (2098 reads)

This is a letter board for those who are speech impaired. It has numbers. the alphabet, and some simple statements that we hope will help those who can comprehend but have trouble speaking in response. It was created by ElderHope for use with patients we work with. We suggest enclosing it in a plastic sleeve and keeping it at a patient's bedside.

You must be a registered member of ElderHope to download. It's free!

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Dementia : New Hope for Alzheimer's Treatment
Posted by Chapster on Mar-03-2005 (2630 reads)

By Boris Predovich, Covance Research Products - There is now widespread agreement among research scientists and medical professionals that Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a problem quickly growing to vast proportions. As the life expectancy of Americans continues to rise, increasing the percentage of the population over 65 years of age, so does the number of Alzheimer’s cases.

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Pain : Addiction and Chronic Pain
Posted by Chapster on Mar-01-2005 (1929 reads)

Those of us who work with the chronically and terminally ill find ourselves constantly struggling to clarify confusion about pain medication. It is felt by many that opioids, such as morphine, should be avoided, at best, and are the crutches of druggies at worst. Enter this excellent article that describes four myths concerning the use of opioids.

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