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Alzheimer's: Know the signs

Alzheimer's: Know the signs

Early Detection Empowers Families to Plan for the Future

 

Little Rock, AR, November 16, 2011 – The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer’s disease in particular, it is important to know what it is and what it is not normal aging.  Below is a list of warning signs along with examples of normal aging.  If you notice any of the warning signs in your aging family members, it is recommended that you see a doctor. 

 

Alzheimer’s Association 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life.  One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information.

Have a healthy Thanksgiving

Have a healthy Thanksgiving

Author: Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Medical Director, Child Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 

The Thanksgiving holiday season is a wonderful time of the year filled with family, friends and of course, food. While the spirit of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for all that we have, the holiday has become increasingly focused on food and eating. There’s no harm in enjoying a meal with your family on Thanksgiving, but it’s important to remember that the purpose of the holiday is not simply to over-eat.

 

Childhood obesity continues to be a threatening epidemic in Georgia. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is continuing to see cases of obesity at all three of its hospitals. The consequences of obesity on children include health issues that are typically seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, joint problems and high cholesterol.

Active Living Workshop aims at improving our health and economic vitality

Active Living Workshop aims at improving our health and economic vitality

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The public is encouraged to participate in an Active Living Workshop on October 12 with Dan Burden, the nation’s leading walkability expert, to discuss ways that North Little Rock can advance active transportation. The event will include a walking audit, where participants can experience first-hand conditions that impact walking and biking in North Little Rock.

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Company receives award from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc.

Moms, babies to benefit from $7.7M grant

Moms, babies to benefit from $7.7M grant

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has received a $6.2 million and $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to provide evidenced based home visiting services for communities with high concentrations of mother and child health issues such as premature and low birth weight births, poverty and child abuse.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the grants are designed to help at-risk families voluntarily receive home visits from nurses and social workers to improve maternal and child health, child development, school readiness, economic self-sufficiency and child abuse prevention.

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UAMS, Kroger partner for health screenings

UAMS, Kroger partner for health screenings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy students and Kroger will partner to give free health screenings at the 29 Kroger pharmacies throughout the state Oct. 1.

The screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks and will be held from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Kroger pharmacy locations in Batesville, Benton, Blytheville, Cabot, Conway, England, Hot Springs, Jacksonville, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Maumelle, North Little Rock, Russellville and West Memphis.

“We are proud to partner with the UAMS College of Pharmacy and to have their expertise working with our valued pharmacy customers,” said Joe Bell, marketing and public affairs specialist with the Kroger Delta Division in Memphis. “We want our pharmacies to have open, friendly and personal relationships with the people they serve.

Hotel to host diabetes conference

Hotel to host diabetes conference

The 2011 Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas Conference will be held on Saturday, September 24, from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. The keynote speaker is Dr. Larry B. Silver, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, D.C.

For more than 30 years Dr. Silver has focused on the psychological, social and family impact of related, neurological-based disorders: learning disabilities, language disabilities, sensory integration disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition there are several workshops for both parents and professionals such as "Let's Work on Working Memory" and "Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for the Higher Education Setting".

For more information or to register go to www.Ldarkansas.org