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What To Do When Your Loved One Who Has Alzheimer's Makes Something Up

Daughter sitting with mother with Dementia

"Has anyone got any tips on how to deal with when your loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease makes something up which you know isn’t true. Do you tell them it didn’t happen like that or what?! I am finding I am upsetting my mum because my reaction is to disagree with her."

Children in Oregon Who Have Missed Some Vaccinations Will Be Sent Home From School

Oregon Mandatory Vaccination

Many schools in the United States require for their students to be properly vaccinated. In Oregon, schools are making the requirements stricter. Those students who are not up-to-date on their vaccinations will no longer be allowed to go to school starting on February 21st. Some of these required vaccines include: whooping cough, polio, chicken pox, and measles. Local health authorities notify parents of students if their children are not up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Doctoral Student Creates New Molecule That Inhibits Cancer

new molecule for cancer treatment

As part of her dissertation, Cornelia Rosschger from Salzburg has designed a molecule to be used in the fight against cancer. The molecule causes cancer cells to not divide so quickly. The helical molecule is a representation of a small element of the Id proteins, but is not an exact copy. It has the ability to recognize and capture Id proteins, thus weakening their biological function in the cancer cell.

New Research Says Virtual Reality Robots Can Treat Autistic Patients

Virtual Reality and Autism Treatment

Difficulties in social behavior and interacting with other people are common in those who have disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, and anxiety. For this target group, the European research project "AlterEgo" is developing a rehabilitation method for the treatment of such deficiencies using virtual reality and humanoid robots. The coordinator of the project is Benoît Bardy, Professor of Human Movement Sciences and Director of the EuroMov Center at the University of Montpellier. Participants include the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern.

How Virtual Reality Can Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

virtual reality for stroke treatment

After a stroke, patients often have physical and mental disabilities. People who suffered from stroke have to visit a neurologist on a regular basis. Nine out of ten survivors have some degree of impaired motor function of the upper limbs, which is the most common post-stroke complication. Rehabilitation training should not only be lengthy, repetitive, specific, and complex, but it must also be motivating and intensive.

Doctor's Med School Blues Turns Into Booming Biz

Dr. Dustin Williams Youtuber

Four years ago, Dr. Dustyn Williams began posting FREE online videos of himself teaching medicine the way he thought it should have been taught in medical school at Tulane. (He believed med school “sucked” and spent hours creating the videos while working full-time as a practicing physician.) With viewer numbers growing steadily, his friend epidemiologist Jamie Fitch saw an opportunity to do even more. The result was OnlineMedEd, now grossing $5 million annually in its third year and expanding into other verticals.

Some members of PTSD Soldier Families Also Show Becan to Show Stress Symptoms

soldier calming stress with a dog

Stress and depression are contagious. Physicians working with soldiers who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) note that some members of these soldiers’ families also began to show symptoms associated with these conditions over time, despite the fact that they never served in the army.

4 Reasons Why People Drink Alcohol and Their Motivations

two wine glasses and why people drink alcohol

Scientists examined some of the reasons as to why people drink alcohol. Of course, some of these reasons can be personal - a special occasion, habit, outing with a loved one, or Friday evening. However, these are all specific occasions. It is important to consider what a person’s motivation is when they drink during these times. What is it that they want to achieve?