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GrandPa Do You Know Who I Am? Maria Shriver Video

GrandPa Do You Know Who I Am? Maria Shriver Video
This film tells five stories of children, ages 6-15, who are coping with grandfathers or grandmothers suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Maria Shriver provides commentary and delivers valuable “lessons” for the kids, urging them not to blame themselves for what their grandparents do or say.
“We are all children of Alzheimer’s.”

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Alzheimer’s and Children

My own observations tell me that unlike adults, young people see right through Alzheimer’s disease. They see the grandparent they have always known, and recognize that they are sick. While this saddens them they seem to rise to the occasion in a way that most adults might never expect….

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Authorities search for missing members of cult-like Palmdale group

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Five adults and at least eight children are sought in what a CHP alert describes as a potential suicide plot. A sheriff’s captain points out, however, that documents left behind don’t mention suicide and the group has no history of harming themselves.

Jisela Giron

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Posted by on September 19, 2010 in alzheimer's

 

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Some insurers stopping new coverage for kids

Amplify’d from www.dailykos.com

Some major health insurance companies have stopped issuing certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said in his state UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield have stopped issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state have done likewise….

The major types of coverage for children — employer plans and government programs — are not be affected by the disruption. But a subset of policies — those that cover children as individuals — may run into problems. Even so, insurers are not canceling children’s coverage already issued, but refusing to write new policies.

The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers cover kids, regardless of medical problems. This is one of the most important and most popular elements of the bill, and one that appears to have a loophole allowing insurers who carry policies that would cover children as individuals to just not offer them. Read more at www.dailykos.com
 

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Some insurers stopping new coverage for kids

Amplify’d from www.dailykos.com

Some major health insurance companies have stopped issuing certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said in his state UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield have stopped issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state have done likewise….

The major types of coverage for children — employer plans and government programs — are not be affected by the disruption. But a subset of policies — those that cover children as individuals — may run into problems. Even so, insurers are not canceling children’s coverage already issued, but refusing to write new policies.

The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers cover kids, regardless of medical problems. This is one of the most important and most popular elements of the bill, and one that appears to have a loophole allowing insurers who carry policies that would cover children as individuals to just not offer them. Read more at www.dailykos.com
 

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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