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Do Montessori Techniques Help Elders with Dementia?

As an increasing number of people fall prey to Alzheimer’s, the struggle to find not only a cure, but a way to manage the symptoms becomes more urgent. One possibility lies in a method typically used in an educational setting. The Montessori method was developed about a hundred years ago as a way of educating children. In recent years, it has been applied to the treatment of Alzheimer’s, with some promising results. Good News for Families and Friends of Alzheimer’s Patients A 2006 study by the D.C. Office on Aging concluded that Montessori methods were...
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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia is a condition where a person suffers widespread pain in the muscles and bones, along with trouble sleeping and problems with mood and memory. It is an unpleasant and difficult condition in which the sufferer experiences a variety of symptoms. We hope to tell you a little about these symptoms and give you some insight into the causes and treatments of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia sufferers experience widespread pain, often a dull ache that lasts for at least three months. Fatigue is another common symptom of fibromyalgia, because even though fibromyalgia sufferers often sleep for long...
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Why Are Chronic Pain Support Groups Helpful?

Chronic pain sufferers often have to deal with more than the physical pain of their injury or illness. They also have to deal with the emotional toll of their condition, which can make them more prone to depression and other conditions. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, or if you have a loved one who is suffering from chronic pain, you are probably feeling a lot of uncertainty right now. What can you expect in the future? Where can you go to get the best treatment? How can you cope and deal with your new...
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Self-Driving Car Accidents in Arizona

In recent years, self-driving vehicle technology has become increasingly commonplace, not just in Arizona, but across the United States and across the globe. In fact, the popular ride-sharing service known as Uber recently began using autonomous vehicles in various cities after a brief testing phase. Arizona, specifically, has been a “hot spot” for self-driving vehicle testing, likely due to the state’s reputation for a dry, stable climate. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the first self-driving-vehicle fatality to occur in Arizona. It sparked nationwide concerns about self-driving car accidents. Fatal Self-Driving Uber Accident On Sunday,...
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Chronic Pain and Depression

Living with chronic pain can be exhausting. It’s not easy to deal with the wide range of symptoms, which can include headaches, back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, and pain that’s caused by nerve damage. It can be difficult to cope with the range of symptoms and treatments for chronic pain, which can sometimes seem to do little to help. On top of that, chronic pain can lead to depression or worsen existing depression. If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury...
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Best Guide for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

What Is the Show All About? This year’s Tucson Gem and Mineral Show runs for two and a half weeks, from January 27 to February 11, 2018. Almost 4,000 trade companies will be gathering in town, representing every continent across the globe. Over 40 locations around town will be displaying gems, minerals, rocks, and fossils. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the largest show of its kind in the world. Tucson Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Showcase Saturday, Jan. 27—Sunday, Feb. 11. Some Individual shows have different dates and times. Locations are all over Tucson....
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What Are the Costs of Assisted Living?

In December 2017, the Trump administration lowered nursing home fines for the assisted living industry. These fines have been an important line of defense for seniors, helping to ensure the quality of their care. Supporters of the measure argue that it will make care more efficient and decrease bureaucratic government control over nursing homes. Its opponents claim that the revised penalties take an already weak system of quality control and remove a crucial patient safety tool. Perhaps you believe this change could impact you. If you or a loved one has been injured due to...
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Pedestrian Deaths Double in Tucson

When a pedestrian dies as a result of injuries from a neglectful or reckless driving accident, the tragedy should trigger a review of the safety of Tucson’s roads for those traveling on foot. By October 5, there were 18 pedestrian deaths in Tucson during the year. By that same date in 2016, there were only a total of nine deaths. Likewise, there has been a serious increase in pedestrian deaths in Pima County: five deaths in 2017, compared to only one death in 2016. The cause of this rise in pedestrian deaths remains uncertain, although...
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Stay Safe this Holiday Season!

The holidays are meant to be a time for family and celebration. With family gatherings, time off work, and the end of a (hopefully) prosperous year coming up, there’s plenty to celebrate. But as with all good things, there’s reason to take extra care during the holiday season. There are plenty of potential dangers to watch out for, both inside and outside. The season’s major holidays are the biggest days for cooking fires happening in homes across the country. Thanksgiving Day is the peak for such fires, with Christmas Day and Christmas Eve coming in...
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Can Nursing Home Mergers Hurt Patients?

Healthcare mergers have hit an all-time high in 2017, following a trend that seems likely to continue into the next decade. According to Stuart Lindeman of Mission Health Communities, “Over the next 5 to 10 years, we will see a ramp up of acquisitions in this area.” Nursing home mergers can adversely impact the quality of care. And by all appearances, Lindeman is right. On September 1, 2017, PinnacleHealth joined UPMC to become UPMC Pinnacle. On September 5, Tenet Healthcare Corp. agreed to sell its Philadelphia hospitals to Paladin Healthcare. That same day, Cooper University...
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