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Clarksville Police Department searching for missing woman

 

UPDATE: Clarksville Police Report That Missing Woman Has Been Found.

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Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is searching for a missing woman who has Alzheimers.

Carmen n Fernandez-Rios 69, was last seen at around 10:30pm last night and was discovered missing from her residence at 1573 Buchanan Drive at around 8:30am this morning. 

She recently arrived here from Puerto Rico and speaks very little English.  A recent strok has given her limited mobility in her left arm.

Carmen N Fernandez-Rios

Carmen N Fernandez-Rios

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Clarksville Police searching for missing elderly woman with Alzheimers

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has issued an alert for a missing woman.

Carmen N Fernandez-Rios, 69 who has Alzheimers, was last seen around 10:30pm, March 12th, 2018.

She was discovered missing from her residence at 1573 Buchanan Drive around 8:30 this morning.

Carmen N Fernandez-Rios

Carmen N Fernandez-Rios

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Consumer Reports says Widespread Misuse of Common OTC Sleep Drugs May Pose Serious Health Risks

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Too many people with insomnia routinely rely on over-the-counter sleep medications on a daily basis, finds Consumer Reports.

Given how many people develop a habit of taking these drugs, CR takes a closer look at the claim “non–habit forming,” found on packaging for these widely available medications, and notes that dependency can be psychological in nature and not necessarily physical.

Misuse of Common OTC Sleep Drugs possibly linked to increased risk of dementia

Misuse of Common OTC Sleep Drugs possibly linked to increased risk of dementia

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Frazier Allen: Dealing with Dementia

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – “I saw the bravest man in the world playing the hardest role of his life,” Robin Williams’ widow wrote in October of her husband’s dementia and the months leading up to his death in 2014. When his anxiety, personality changes and memory problems began three years ago, a “foundation of friendship and love was our armor,” Susan Schneider Williams said.

Her story likely strikes a chord among those caring for a loved one with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that more than 15 million Americans currently are. 

Dealing with Dementia

Dealing with Dementia

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Frazier Allen: Caring for Your Loved One – The Three Stages of Decline

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that includes three basic stages: mild, moderate, and severe.

Denial is one serious challenge families often face with Alzheimer’s. Due to the progressive nature of the disease, people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have a limited window in which they will be able to articulate their wishes for future care, living arrangements, finances, and legal matters.

For this reason, it’s important for families to discuss their concerns and work through this denial phase in the mild stage of cognitive decline.

If you suspect a loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, it’s critical to discuss financial, legal and caregiving plans immediately.

If you suspect a loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, it’s critical to discuss financial, legal and caregiving plans immediately.

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“Care Alert” Legislation Tennessee Governor’s Bill Signing Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Part 2 of 3

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – This Legislative Update is Part 2 of 3 regarding three bills passed this year by State Representative Joe Pitts.

Public Chapter 682 – Legislation sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) changes the “missing citizen alert program” to the “Care Alert Program” by expanding the definition of individuals that constitute a “missing person” for purposes of the Care Alert Program.

Under the proposal someone with a physical, intellectual or developmental disability, as well as a person with dementia, or a senior citizen over age 60 would qualify to be included in the Care Alert.

(L to R) Mother, Margaret Davis, son, (John) J.T. Davis, father, Brian Davis, Carrie Russell, State Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green. Pictured in front  Governor Bill Haslam.

(L to R) Mother, Margaret Davis, son, (John) J.T. Davis, father, Brian Davis, Carrie Russell, State Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green. Pictured in front Governor Bill Haslam.

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Long time Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away

 

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of Iconic Coach

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN –  Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach Pat Summitt, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world passed away Tuesday, June 28th, in Knoxville at the age of 64.

Born Patricia Sue Head on June 14th, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee, Summitt arrived at the University of Tennessee for her first job as a 22-year-old physical education teacher and coach in 1974. As it turned out, the move to Knoxville would be the only one she’d make in her career. She leaves a legacy of greatness and grace that will never be forgotten.

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

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Frazier Allen: Creating the Financial Plan for Those with Dementia

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – These five topics cover distinct financial-management issues and caregiving plans. Ideally, you will have these conversations with your loved one and that person’s financial advisor in the mild decline stage of Alzheimer’s, or even before the diagnosis.

If the disease has progressed beyond this period, you—or the designated power of attorney—may need to have these discussions solely with the advisor. It is important for you and the advisor to understand the source and destination of your loved one’s finances so you can help when the individual may no longer be able to communicate his or her wishes.

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease

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Frazier Allen: Caring for Your Loved One – The Three Stages of Decline

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – If you suspect a loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, it’s critical to discuss financial, legal and caregiving plans immediately.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that includes three basic stages: mild, moderate, and severe.

Denial is one serious challenge families often face with Alzheimer’s. Due to the progressive nature of the disease, people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have a limited window in which they will be able to articulate their wishes for future care, living arrangements, finances, and legal matters.

For this reason, it’s important for families to discuss their concerns and work through this denial phase in the mild stage of cognitive decline.

Start the conversation - Talk with your loved one about financial, legal, and caregiving plans. The earlier planning begins, the more involved your loved one will be in the process.

Start the conversation – Talk with your loved one about financial, legal, and caregiving plans. The earlier planning begins, the more involved your loved one will be in the process.

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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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