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New dementia care program for direct workers

...Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska is launching Dementia Care Essentials Wednesday in Juneau...workers serving individuals living with dementia. The training combines overall knowledge...activities for individuals living with dementia. The goal is to make direct care workers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-09-20/new-dementia-care-program-direct-worker
Local
Interacting with those affected by dementia

...is impaired and most older adults with dementia experience and demonstrate unusual behaviors...apathy or aggression, the person with dementia is attempting communication. Caregivers...Andruss taught the following principles of dementia care: 1) The two golden rules of dementia...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051408/nei_278901473.shtml
Northeast California wildfire destroys 8 homes

...the town of Burney, where officials at Mayer Memorial Hospital decided to evacuate their 49-bed annex for patients with dementia and other conditions requiring skilled nursing. The patients were transferred to a hospital in Redding, about 55 miles away...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/northeast-california-wildfire-destroy
Not For Web
Would the world be better off without pro football?

...players. Consider emerging evidence about concussions and dementia, the cumulative effect of so many hits on the brain. Robert...have a 30 percent greater chance of Alzheimer's or other dementia than the general population. The average life expectancy for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-24/would-world-be-better-without-pro-foot
Sports
How much is fan tolerance to blame for 49ers' recent run of trouble

...employed by a team.I also do not claim that sports columnists are moral superiors to anyone or are innocent of sports-worship dementia. We probably do as much as anybody to inflate the public personas of athletes. Guilty as charged.Nevertheless, my belief...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-03/how-much-fan-tolerance-blame-49ers-rec
Sports
Today in History

...and federal property. The NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by the on-field clashes.Today's Birthdays: Actor-director...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29
State
Today in sports history

...4-1 victory.2013 - The NFL agrees to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by the on-field violence. The settlement, unprecedented...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-29/today-sports-history
Sports
Dealing with dementia

...Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia. But so far, there's no proof that...estimated 60 percent to 80 percent of all dementia, robs people of their memories, their...cognitive impairment does not progress to dementia. Dementia is the progressive deterioration...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052710/opi_645328205.shtml
Opinion
Woman dies after sexual assault in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - An elderly woman with dementia has died after being sexually assaulted and found in the same Anchorage apartment where her daughter and son-in-law were killed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-13/woman-dies-after-sexual-assault-anchora
State
How to distinguish between dementia and depression

...condition was due to "normal" aging or some sort of age-related dementia. Fortunately for Donna, one of her daughters was a home health...Mental illness in any form, including depression, anxiety or dementia, should not be considered a normal part of aging. Many older...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101907/nei_20071019012.shtml
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