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Pine Tree Hospice Offers Dementia Care Training Workshop

As part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Caring for the Caregiver series, Wynona Randall, Director of Professional Development at the Charlotte White Center, will present a six-session Dementia Care Training Workshop beginning Tuesday, September 16th from 6-8 P.M. and continuing each Tuesday evening through October 21st.  The workshops will be held at the Mayo Regional Hospital Resource Center. 

 

The training was developed by the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is based on the model of dementia care called “Habilitation Therapy”.

The Best Blueberry Cake I Ever Ate!

The Best Blueberry Cake I Ever Ate!

We're upta camp and my husband invited our neighbors over for a cup of coffee. "You should make them something delicious with those blueberries we got," he said. "Something like the blueberry buckle my mother used to make." Read more ...

When should you be concerned about memory loss?

When should you be concerned about memory loss?

You can’t remember someone’s name. You misplaced your keys. You forgot to pay a bill. You took a wrong turn on a familiar road. Should you be worried that you’ve got Alzheimer’s disease or some other cause of dementia? Read more ...

Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.

Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.

Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you're sitting still or lying down. Read more ...

Why You Shouldn't Use Hydrogen Peroxide on a Cut

Why You Shouldn't Use Hydrogen Peroxide on a Cut

If one of the first things you do when you cut yourself is flood the wound with hydrogen peroxide, STOP! Read more ...

If it's the worst headache of your life and it's sudden, it may be a brain aneurysm

If it's the worst headache of your life and it's sudden, it may be a brain aneurysm

Amy Paquette was doing an exercise video with a friend when all of a sudden she had blurred vision and a headache — a bad, bad headache. After a night of agony, she went to the emergency room. "They said I had vertigo and sent me home," she says. "I called my own doctor, who sent me to a neurologist. I had a CT scan that came back normal, but the headache wouldn't go away."

After two weeks of daily headaches she called her doctor again, told him she'd been researching her symptoms and thought she had an aneurysm. Read more ...

Stepfamilies and Caregiving: How to Meet the Challenges Together

Stepfamilies and Caregiving: How to Meet the Challenges Together

Many people find love later in life. Studies have shown that married people experience health benefits and that being isolated or feeling lonely compromises health. Companionship can be a true blessing. For those who find a partner later in life, this also creates new relationships between their grown children. There are endless possibilities regarding how these relationships may unfold. Some may be close and supportive. When families are spread out over a large geographic area or when a parent retires to a warmer climate, it’s difficult enough for immediate family to see each other on a regular basis. For those newly related stepsiblings, there may never be a chance to create solid bonds.