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In 1983, President Reagan declared November to be the national Alzheimer’s disease awareness month. Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5 million Americans today, compared to less than 2 million when November was first termed the national awareness month.  It is important to know and be able...

7 Tips To Improve Your Bedside Manner Today Have you ever wondered how you can connect better with your patients, or have higher satisfaction scores and decrease overall complaints?  Improving your bedside manner is the answer!  Bedside manner, by Wikipedia definition, is a term describing how...

Quitting smoking is most likely the best thing you can do for your health. Most people who smoke, know that it is bad for their health and have tried to quit. Unfortunately, nicotine is very addictive and therefore difficult to quit.  However, it is not impossible especially with...

Being admitted to the hospital can be a jarring experience. You start the day, living your normal routine.  And before you know it you’re lying on a stretcher under intense fluorescent lights. People are hovering over you, poking you with needles and talking in a language you’re...

Our bodies are constantly speaking for us, whether we want them to or not. People who know you well are probably best able to decipher your body language.  You show bodily cues all the time, even (and maybe especially) to the people you work with. You can be nervous...

CONGRATULATIONS, MICHAEL! MICHAEL IS OUR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT WINNER FOR SEPTEMBER! He will be getting a refund from us soon. You could be next! “My name is Michael, I'm starting a new career in nursing and needed to take this class to apply to nursing school. This online class was...

When it comes to caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, many times some of the biggest challenges come with helping your loved one do the simplest tasks. It is often the daily grind of getting through the littlest things that challenges caregivers the most....

Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. And we all seem to start it differently.Some of us hop online to check social media, others dive in to email, still others eat breakfast, exercise, or pack...

After he returned from his famous tour through the United States, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that the nation’s residents did not seem to possess the gift of gab.“An American cannot converse,” he wrote, “but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a...

Common symptoms: When they happen, why they happen, and what you can doJump to:Mild-stage Alzheimer's symptomsModerate-stage Alzheimer's symptomsSevere-stage Alzheimer's symptomsMild-stage Alzheimer's symptomsDuring mild-stage Alzheimer's, your loved one will likely be able to manage his or her basic self-care -- what experts refer to as...

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