Hopeful New Direction for Alzheimers Research, From the February 2013 Harvard Women’s Health Watch

Boston MA (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

None of the current treatments for Alzheimer’s can stop the disease or slow the process that leads to its theft of memory and personality. A new direction in Alzheimers research, highlighted in the February 2013 issue of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, may someday change that.

For the past 20 or even 30 years weve been focused on treating the end stage of Alzheimers, and we must shift our paradigm to start thinking about prevention, says Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Center for Alzheimers Research and Treatment at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Womens Hospital.

Dr. Sperling and other researchers are focusing on several approaches for early intervention, before Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Three key areas include:

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UTI’S and Supplements

Oregano

Oregano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before I took over as caregiver for my Mother she was constantly getting urinary tract infections. She has been with me for almost two years now and has had only two UTI’s. I started her on a vitamin regimen consisting of a good women’s vitamin blend, Cranberry supplements, and extra vitamin C along with Pro-biotic and oil of Oregano. She takes these supplements with food just to ensure no upset stomach. She is also taking alfalfa supplements.
Mother still gets a galled bottom from time to time from yeast infections but I get a jump on healing this with silver cream externally and colloidal silver internally so it really doesn’t have a chance to grow. The Oil of Oregano is antibacterial and does a wonderful job of keeping these infections under control. You can get the oregano in a gel cap or in bottle with a dropper. I like the gel caps because the taste is not that great! If you get a chance read up on Oregano it is great for Candida and Fungal Skin Conditions and has wonderful healing properties for a variety of different ailments including inflammation. Mom is telling my sister that she should be taking these supplements. Mom is still taking prescription medications but her physician has cut back on her blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. He said, “She is amazing,” and shook his head in wonderment!
Being a caregiver for my elderly Mother has taken some adjustments for both of us. I am still learning through trial and error the things I should and should not be doing.
In the beginning I wanted to do everything for her and before long I realized that I was setting myself up for a quick caregiver breakdown!
Do not hinder. If they can do some things for themselves, let them. I know you and I can get the same thing done faster and more efficiently but we need to let them help themselves while they can. Encourage them; they need that as much as we do so let them keep their dignity as long as possible.

The information in my blogs is not intended to diagnose, Treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease and is not intended as medical advice.
It is for informational purposes only from my personal research and experiences. Please consult with your health care provider before adding anything new to your regime’.

Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Negative and Traumatic Memories May Soon Be Able to Be Erased Using New Science


Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 28, 2013

Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that outlines how traumatic memories could soon be erased using a new science.

As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/brain-function/can-you-really-erase-memories-from-your-brain/), Karim Nader created a traumatic memory in rats by putting them in an isolation cubicle, playing a tone and then delivering a small electrical shock to their feet.

After creating the initial traumatic memory, the rat associates the tone with an unpleasant experience. After this initial traumatic experience, when the rat hears the tone it freezes, showing fear. The next step in Naders experiment involved placing the rat back in the isolation chamber and playing the tone which brings the traumatic memory back. Nader then experiments with drugs that are responsible for blocking chemical processes that are responsible for restoring memories, which is a normal brain function.

This allows the old traumatic memory to be replaced by the new memory of the tone with no electrical shock. The rat is then placed back in the isolation cubicle where the tone is once again played. The rat no longer has a reaction of fear to the sound as his traumatic memory seems to have been replaced by a new one.

As the Bel Marra Health article reads, the point of this research is to see if its possible to erase memories in a rat. Additionally, Nader states that memories can become un-stored, altered and strengthened.

Understanding all of the chemical processes that are part of normal brain function, including the chemical processes involved in memory is important for understanding new treatment options that may be beneficial for individuals suffering from bad memories.

Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, There are many diseases that negatively affect brain function and diminish brain health. These disorders include: dementia, Alzheimers disease, schizophrenia and PTSD, among others. Nader believes that memory disruption; similar to what was shown in his recent research, may help to treat various mental health disorders.

The findings from Karim Naders research are supported by research conducted by Thomas Agren, who is a doctoral candidate at Uppsala University. Agren found that it was possible to erase newly formed memories from the human brain.

(SOURCE: PLoS One, Non-hebbian learning implementation in light-controlled resistive memory devices. Dec 14, 2012)

Bel Marra Health, as the distributor of Smart Pill, offers high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements in formulations designed to address specific health concerns. All ingredients are backed with scientific evidence. Every product is tested for safety, quality, and purity at every stage of the manufacturing process. Furthermore, Bel Marra Health products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities, going that extra mile to ensure our health conscious customers are getting top quality products. For more information on Bel Marra Nutritionals visit http://www.belmarrahealth.com or call 1-866-531-0466.






Health roundup: FDA panel backs new diabetes drug

Health roundup: FDA panel backs new diabetes drug
Your Friday morning health roundup: Diabetes drug: A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval of a new drug for Type 2 diabetes that works in a new way. But the panel also raised concerns about possible side …
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How a Boy Became the First to Beat Back Diabetes
Worse, Leonard was drifting in and out of a diabetic coma. His father was so desperate to save the boy that he agreed to let the doctors inject Leonard with a newly discovered wonder drug that had never been tried on another human being. The doctors …
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Diabetes diagnosis inspires 50 pound weight loss
Doug Phillips knew it was time for a change when his doctor diagnosed him with Type 2 diabetes in May of 2012. Some of his relatives already had diabetes, and he did not want to go down that path. So, he decided to drop 50 pounds in six months!
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Five Star Homecare Now Offering Homecare Services in Boca Raton, Florida: Its Your Health, Its Your Choice


Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) December 28, 2012

As a home health agency, Five Star Homecare places caregivers into the home of patients. Five Star Homecare is consumer oriented and aims to help patients stay at home for as long as possible by providing services along the homecare continuum of care including skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy and home health aide services while recovering from chronic illnesses.

Five Star Homecare is committed to providing high quality services by qualified staff in a manner that promotes quality of life, patient safety and customer satisfaction. The companies number one priority is to meet the needs of patients recovering from illness.

With a customer-driven focus Five Star Homecare continues to reach out to consumers including patients, healthcare professionals, and both professional and community-based organizations to educate and to foster associations and partnerships with the healthcare industry in South Florida.

Five Star Homecare is strongly committed to providing the highest quality of care. Through rigorous recruitment efforts Five Star Homecare seek professionals uniquely qualified, and that demonstrate a caring and compassionate nature. Five Star Homecare seeks continually to hire and train individuals that possess a proven record of leadership, compassion and an understanding of what being a part of the team requires. Being apart of the Five Star Homecare Team requires a total commitment to the needs of Five Star Homecare customers and clients.

Five Star Homecare is a focused, results-driven home care agency. Recruiters at Five Star Homecare seek the best candidates for the job by taking the time to understand customers needs and long term plans. Recruiters only select individuals who can perform and prosper within the Five Star Homecare companys culture. Five Star Homecare caregivers assist patients in their recovery, from illness of chronic disease in the comfort of home. preventing hospitalizations. This allows patients to feel more comfortable and secure. It also relieves the patient’s family of the hardships of being full-time caregivers. The focus of Five Star Homecare is not to become the biggest home care agency in South Florida, but to become the home care agency that is known for placing a strong emphasis on quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction.

Five Star Homecare actively seeks to recruit and train the most highly qualified nurses, caregivers, clinicians and administrative staff persons. The success of Five Star Homecare is directly related to the employees that work here and how successful these employees are at meeting the needs of clients and customers. Five Star Homecare invests the time and resources necessary to help build a five star team of employess by assisting this team to fullfill personal objectives and career goals.

Five Star Homecare seeks to hire and train individuals that possess a proven record of leadership, compassion and an understanding that being a part of a five star team requires a commitment to customers needs. There are many opportunities for training and leadership. Most importantly Five Star Homecare strive to motivate and retain team members who demonstrate exceptional character, talent and trustworthiness.

If you are a healthcare professional looking for a caring, family-oriented company where you can thrive, then please contact Five Star Homecare! Finding the right healthcare team the one that best matches personal style and professional goals can change a person’s whole life for the better. Interested in a rewarding career with Five Star Homecare please visit: http://fivestarhomecare.com and click the Apply Here Today Link, Complete Form and Submit Resume.






The Cancer Cure Video

The Cancer Cure Video
That Circled the Globe in 31 Minutes

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by Jana Fairchild, The Journal of Anti-Aging Breakthroughs

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It’s not everyday that I find a good reason to send an e-mail to my entire address list. Today, I sense a moral obligation to send this to everyone I know.

FACT: Every 60 seconds someone dies from cancer—and every 3 minutes, someone new is diagnosed with cancer. That someone could even be you.

If you know anyone who’s suffering from cancer—and who doesn’t?—you must watch this 5-minute video titled “Is This the Cure for Cancer That Really Works?” This is the video that the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to watch.

When this video was first put online, it circled the globe and was viewed by people in all continents within a matter of 31 minutes. It has gotten over 307,000 views in the last couple of weeks alone.

Don’t forget to send the link to everyone you know who has cancer (even those who are in remission). It’s that important. You might even end up saving someone’s life.

Click here to watch the video or click on the video banner below.

If your e-mail program won’t allow you to click on the video banner above, copy the following link and paste it onto the address bar of your Internet browser:

http://www.on2url.com/app/adtrack.asp?MerchantID=142741&AdID=616064

May everlasting health, youth and radiance be yours always,

Jana Fairchild
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New Report Finds Almost Half of Family Caregivers Perform Medical and …

New Report Finds Almost Half of Family Caregivers Perform Medical and
Despite frequent encounters with the acute care system, family caregivers were not prepared for the medical and nursing tasks they were expected to provide at home,” added Carol Levine, Director of Families and Health Care Project for United Hospital …
We know that family caregivers provide help with activities such as bathing and dressing, shopping, cooking and preparing meals. We also ask caregivers to do things that would make even nursing students tremble; it’s important that we understand the scope of this new normal,” said Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President and Director of the AARP Public Policy Institute. “As hospitals discharge patients quicker and sicker, we’re finding that family caregivers are responsible for medical and nursing care including medication management and wound care.”

Even though family caregivers in the survey recognized the value and importance of these medical and nursing tasks to their family members’ health, 40 percent reported feeling stressed and worried about making a mistake. Moreover, a third said their own health was fair or poor.

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Guam- Services for the National Family Caregiver Support Program have been
Guam- Services for the National Family Caregiver Support Program have been temporarily suspended by the Department of Public Health & Social Services. Deputy Director Leo Casil says the suspension took effect today [Monday] because the Division of …
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Researchers probe how cancer affects cost and caregivers

‘The vital role played by unpaid caregivers in supporting cancer patients is well recognised, but the health burden and economic impact on these caregivers is poorly understood

‘Cancer poses a considerable economic burden not only to healthcare systems but to other areas of the economy, including productivity losses through early mortality and time-off work, and relatives who have to forego work/leisure to care for cancer …
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