Are elders living with forgetfulness, Alzheimer’s, and dementia unreachable?

Are elders living with forgetfulness, Alzheimer's, and dementia unreachable? Are there parallels with states called psychotic? Can meaning be found in the confusion of brain injury and coma? Stan Tomandl, MA, DiplPW and author of Coma Care & Palliative Work, and An Alzheimer's Surprise Party: Unveiling the Mystery, Inner Experience, and Gifts of Dementia, explores communicating with memory loss and how to make an end of life transition with dignity. [click on title for the rest of the post]

Aspartame, diet drinks etc #foodie friday

It may seem counterintuitive, but there's a body of evidence to suggest that the millions of Americans with a diet soda habit may not be doing their waistlines — or their blood sugar — any favors. As the consumption of diet drinks made with artificial sweeteners continues to rise, researchers are beginning to make some uncomfortable associations with weight gain and other diseases. And there are many other reasons to avoid artificially sweetened foods, too. [click on title for the rest of the post]

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