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ALS and Head Trauma in Football

This is a photo of Steve Gleason, a former special teams player for the New Orleans Saints who now suffers from ALS.  His campaign Team Gleason is committed to helping people with ALS and finding a cure for the disease. ...

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5 Tips for Managing Anxiety in Dementia

    Elsa lives in an assisted living facility.  She is calm and happy in the morning, but gets anxious later in the day. In the late afternoon, Elsa paces the halls, mumbling to herself and wringing her hands.  She ...

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5 Tips for Managing Hypersexuality in Dementia

Hypersexuality in dementia (both the Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal types) is a common and difficult issue. Here are five strategies for managing sexually inappropriate behavior: 1.  Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) As much as people complain about how antidepressants cause a ...

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Soldiers and Linebackers: Heroes with CTE

*** Lately I’ve been talking to a few impressive, inspirational men- specifically wounded military vets and former football players.  Of course, the context of their heroism cannot be measured apples to apples, but the lives they are leading today, now ...

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