Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: What’s the Difference and Why it Matters
All people with memory loss do not have dementia, and all people with dementia do not have Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding the difference between memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is important in getting the right treatment and follow-up care. Learn Continue reading Upcoming Alzheimer Events→
Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging state officials and board members to stop investing state taxpayer dollars and retirement contributions in companies that have profited from the opioid crisis.
Beshear sent letters Tuesday to the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) and the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS), urging the agencies to stop investing funds in the six opioid manufactures and distributors that his office is currently suing over their role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic. Similar letters will be sent to other state agencies and quasi-state agencies that have invested in opioid companies.
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Friday, June 15, the Kentucky Adult Protective Services (APS) Branch asks all Kentuckians to help guard against elder abuse. APS, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is the state agency responsible for investigating and providing protective services to victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet can reduce one’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease. What is the Mediterranean diet, and what dietary changes can we make quickly and easily? Join us to learn more about this diet and how it supports brain health. Presented by Registered Dietician Emmaline Rasmussen of the North Shore University Health System Center for Brain Health. This program will take place on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 1:00- Continue reading PROGRAM BY PHONE: DIET& ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: HOW CAN WE REDUCE OUR RISK?→
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cause changes in the person’s ability to communicate. Understanding these challenges and adjusting our communication patterns can make all the difference in the world for both caregivers and those with dementia. Dial in to learn some simple rules from social worker Kathy Rhoads of how to communicate more effectively, both verbally and nonverbally. Continue reading How You Say It: Making Matters Worse (or Better) By How You Communicate→
With the mercury on the rise this week, KSP is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement officers respond to calls about unattended children in vehicles.
According to the safety organization Kids and Cars*, 44 children died in 2017 of hyperthermia as a result of being left in a hot car. These include instances where a child has been forgotten in a car, accidentally locks themselves in a car or trunk or, in a small number of cases, when a child has been intentionally left in a car. Continue reading KSP Warns Hot Cars Are Deadly For Children→
As part of his ongoing fight against the pipeline of opioids flooding Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling on federal lawmakers to pass legislation that significantly increases the size of fines levied against irresponsible drug manufacturers.