Category Archives: General Aid

Donate Your Brain?

Your gift to impact the future. By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. Herman Melville WHY IS BRAIN DONATION IMPORTANT? At present, a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is made by examining brain tissue. An autopsy provides accurate and comprehensive information about the cause […]

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The 90+ Study (Part II)

What is revealed by the “Oldest Old” By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice “The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre Major findings Researchers from The 90+ Study have published many scientific papers in premier journals.  Some of the major findings are: People who drank moderate […]

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The 90+ Study (part I)

What is revealed by the “Oldest Old” By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice Getting old is a fascinating thing. the older you get, the older you want to get. – Ralph Waldo Emerson The 90+ Study was initiated in 2003 to study the oldest-old, the fastest growing age group in the United States.  The 90+ Study is one of the largest […]

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March 10th, Worth Talking About

What is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual, nationwide observance, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national […]

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Thinking Errors

Thinking errors, commonly known as cognitive distortions, are irrational beliefs that contribute to uncomfortable emotions and unwanted behavior. Below are some examples of Thinking Errors.  Paying attention to thinking errors can offer the opportunity to be aware of this pattern and change the way we respond in our actions and reactions to situations we face. Ignoring […]

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Common Reactions to Trauma

Long-term reactions to trauma are unique, personal, and often painful. Sometimes the reactions seem random as if they have little to do with the trauma. Other times, they are simply too much. They are vivid, painful, and overwhelming. A step in many trauma interventions involves normalizing these reactions, and showing that a person is not […]

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GCM- A new resource

Shared by: Elizabeth Sukys-Rice What Is a Geriatric Care Manager? A geriatric care manager, usually a licensed nurse or social worker who specializes in geriatrics, is a sort of “professional relative” who can help you and your family to identify needs and find ways to meet your needs. These specially trained professionals can help find […]

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