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Thursday, June 12, 2014

I gave up my career to care for my grandmother who has Alzheimer’s

When her grandmother developed dementia, Sophie Howarth, 26, quit her job and moved in as her carer – it was the best decision she ever made.

Of all the things you expect to be doing when you’re a 23-year-old ­graduate with a great job (and even better prospects), giving it all up to move in with your gran to care for her full time isn’t one of them.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Steroids Prescribed in the ICU Linked to Delirium

Overall, up to 80 percent of ventilated patients develop delirium in the ICU, and researchers have been looking for risk factors.

New Johns Hopkins research suggests that critically ill patients receiving steroids in a hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) are significantly more likely to develop delirium

Results of their research, they say, suggest minimizing the use of steroids could reduce delirium in the ICU.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Playing an Alzheimer's Sufferer Changed His Understanding of the Disease

"We have a fear of losing our minds, and I'm as bad as anyone else... But when you're going to commit yourself to making a film about the subject, you feel like you have a responsibility to know all you can about the subject," he said.