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Frazier Allen: 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TNEarly detection of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is vital to helping protect the financial future of those affected and their families.

Research shows declining financial skills are among the first symptoms to appear in people with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. More than 5 million Americans — including 1 in 9 people over age 65 — are living with Alzheimer’s and someone in the U.S. develops the disease every 67 seconds (source: The Alzheimer’s Association®).

Alzheimer’s disease

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Frazier Allen: 10 Symptoms of Caregiver Stress

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – It’s important to be aware of caregiver burnout. You cannot provide effective care if you neglect your own physical and mental well-being.

Caring for a loved one with dementia can take a physical and emotional toll. As demands grow, caregivers often report feelings of sadness, stress, guilt, anger, isolation, and depression. The Alzheimer’s Association® has prepared a list of ten signs of caregiver stress. A strained caregiver is unlikely to provide quality care to a friend or loved one with dementia.

Caring for a loved one can take it's toll on the Caregiver.

Caring for a loved one can take it’s toll on the Caregiver.

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Tennessee House Republicans work to fulfill State’s Long Term Energy Needs

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

House Joint Resolution 507 calls for Tennessee’s commitment to sustainable energy

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week, House Joint Resolution 507 sailed through the legislature with unanimous support from state lawmakers.

As passed, the resolution resolves that the 109th General Assembly supports the creation of a long-term energy plan to address the future needs of the state with affordable energy that also encourages business growth in Tennessee.

House Resolution 507 specifically urges the Congress of the United States to provide the necessary resources, needed by the Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to further research liquid-core-molten-salt-reactors and small modular reactors.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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American Heart Association report shows Latin Dancing may have Health Benefits for Older Adults

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationPhoenix, AZ – A four-month dance program helped older Latino adults walk faster and improved their physical fitness, which may reduce their risk for heart disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago tested whether a community-based intervention focused on Latin dancing could benefit 54 Spanish-speaking adults (about 65 years old, 80 percent Mexican female) who were not very physically active.

After four months of dancing, participants were able to complete a 400-meter walk faster and increased their leisure physical activity level.

After four months of dancing, participants were able to complete a 400-meter walk faster and increased their leisure physical activity level.

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APSU Posters at the Capitol; Representative Joe Pitts advances Legislation

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

House Bill 1514/Senate Bill 1730 (Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) the bill that will create the memorial sign program in honor and memory of innocent victims killed by drunk and/or impaired drivers, known as the Tyler Head Bill, passed the Transportation Full Committee and is headed to the Finance, Ways and Means Sub Committee.

APSU attends Posters-at-the-Capitol Day. Back Row – Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green with APSU students. Not Pictured – Representative Curtis Johnson and Representative Jay Reedy.

APSU attends Posters-at-the-Capitol Day. Back Row – Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green with APSU students. Not Pictured – Representative Curtis Johnson and Representative Jay Reedy.

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Alzheimer’s Association to host Caregiver Conference in Clarksville at Workforce Essentials on Monday, December 14th

 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver ConferenceClarksville, TN – On Monday, December 14th, 2015 the Alzheimer’s Association will be putting on a Caregiver Conference at Workforce Essentials. Visit exhibitors, learn from professionals and enjoy time with other family caregivers.

The conference is free to attend. Light breakfast and lunch is included. Respite care available at no cost. You must register to attend and space is limited.

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Alzheimer’s Association to host Caregiver Conference at First Baptist Church this Thursday, July 24th

 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver ConferenceClarksville, TN – This Thursday, July 24th, 2014 the Alzheimer’s Association will be putting on a Caregiver Conference at First Baptist Church. Visit exhibitors, learn from professionals and enjoy time with other family caregivers.

The conference is free to attend. Light breakfast and lunch is included. Respite care available at no cost. You must register to attend and space is limited.

Caregiver Conference July 24th, 2014

Caregiver Conference July 24th, 2014

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Alzheimer’s Association hosts Caregiver Conference at First Baptist Church July 24th, 2014

 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver ConferenceClarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 24th, 2014 the Alzheimer’s Association will be putting on a Caregiver Conference at First Baptist Church. Visit exhibitors, learn from professionals and enjoy time with other family caregivers.

The conference is free to attend. Light breakfast and lunch is included. Respite care available at no cost. You must register to attend and space is limited.

Caregiver Conference July 24th, 2014

Caregiver Conference July 24th, 2014

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Alzheimer’s Association “Brain Health A to Z” Health Expo to be held at First Baptist Church August 17th, 2013

 

Brain Health A-Z present by the Alzheimer's AssociationClarksville, TN – “Brain Health A to Z” health expo will be held Saturday, August 17th at First Baptist Church. This health expo is presented by the Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The expo will be open from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

“Brain Health A to Z” is for the community to learn more about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. Some may have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, a family history of Alzheimer’s or may just be interested in brain health. Attendees may come and go as they wish.
Alzheimer's Association health expo "Brain Health A to Z" Saturday, August 17th at First Baptist Church
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Alzheimer’s Association to continue to Advocate for Coverage of Diagnostic Tool Following CMS Announcement

 

Alzheimer s Association Statement

Alzheimer's AssociationChicago, IL – The Alzheimer’s Association is disappointed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) draft coverage decision on brain amyloid imaging, particularly given the clear, scientific consensus recommendations provided to CMS by the Association and the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) regarding appropriate, limited coverage, only in specific populations.

The Alzheimer’s Association understands that CMS’ evaluation of the impact of brain amyloid imaging on health outcomes is ongoing, however the needs of Alzheimer’s community are acute. «Read the rest of this article»

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