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Alzheimer’s Patient Dotty Sings and Talks to Parrot (Video)

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Does Alzheimer’s Rob the Patient of the Ability to Say Yes

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Reading, Engaging and Communicating with an Alzheimer’s Patient (Podcast, Text)

I suspect that if you stop engaging a person with Alzheimer’s, talking to them all day long, they might stop talking sooner rather then later….

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Insurer drops cancer patient, veteran for two cent underpayment

Vietnam vet Ronald Flanagan has been battling cancer for more than two years. Two weeks ago, Flanagan was getting prepped for a bone biopsy at the local Exempla Rock Creek Medical Center. But at the last minute, his wife called the hospital and told them to stop the procedure because she had just received notice that they no longer have insurance. The reason why? The couple had accidentally underpaid their insurer by two pennies and it decided to drop them from their plan…

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Cost to find Virginia Beach Wandering Alzheimer’s Patient $36,000

It cost taxpayers about $36,000 to look for a 79-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing late last month, Virginia Beach Police recently said.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association statistics about 60 percent of all Alzheimer’s patients will wander. That amounts to about 3 million. Now, not all of them are going to get very far. Lets say that 20 percent get way lost. That comes to 600,000. Lets say it cost a thousand bucks on average to find someone that wanders and gets way lost

The math? 600,000 times 1,000 = ? $600,000,000. Somebody check my math. Read more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com

 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2010 in alzheimer's

 

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Institute for Safe Medication Practices: Drug Shortages ‘Unprecedented’

What happens if your heart stops in the emergency room?

Amplify’d from www.ismp.org

It’s July, and it’s not just the rising temperature and humidity that’s making this a summer of discontent. Healthcare providers are also feeling the heat from an alarming number of drug shortages of critically important medications. Drug shortages can compromise or delay important drug therapy and result in medication errors. According to reports submitted to ISMP, healthcare practitioners are concerned more than ever before about how frequent drug shortages are adversely affecting patient care and exhausting a tremendous amount of hospital resources to address the growing problem.

While drug shortages have long been a problem in healthcare,(1) the number experienced in the past few months is unprecedented, particularly with high use medications, including emergency drugs, pain medications, and anesthetic agents.Read more at www.ismp.org
 

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2010 in alzheimer's

 

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