May is stroke awareness month. Every year around 800,000 people experience a stroke. This leads to someone dying every 4 minutes. “It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.” [1] The sad thing about this statistic is that up to 80 percent of strokes can
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Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia and “…accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.” [1] Alzheimer’s is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that destroys memory and thinking skills which often leads to the inability to carry out daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease can range from mild to severe and generally tends
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Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder caused by low dopamine in the brain. This progressive disease destroys nerve cells that produce dopamine making it harder for the brain to send signals to muscles throughout the body. This often results in shaking, difficulty walking, swallowing and coordination. Although there is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease,
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The cause of this disabling neurological disease is still unknown, but many doctors believe people with this disease have a genetic predisposition. The majority of patients diagnosed with this disease are women and aged 20-50 years old. Common symptoms include fatigue, tingling and numbness, vertigo and dizziness, muscle weakness, and problems with balance. “More than
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Loss of side (peripheral) vision may be a sign of glaucoma, which occurs when the optic nerve is damaged and no longer transmits all visual images to the brain. To catch this condition early, it is important to have yearly eye exams that include a glaucoma test.  If straight lines appear distorted or wavy or
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The Alzheimer’s Association’s Chief Programs officer recently posted a video that answers a variety of questions regarding a dementia diagnosis.  These questions include, “What does the diagnosis mean?” and “What do you do, say, and ask?” According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to
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It is important to be aware of symptoms of Heart Disease. Identifying these symptoms and treating them early can greatly decrease your risk of Heart Disease. If you are experiencing chest, neck, jaw or arm pain, frequent indigestion, or palpitations, you could have a heart condition. What are some ways to prevent this? Take a
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Support Parkinson Fundraising! Sign up for the walk on September 13th. Our team name is Good Vibrations. Join us tonight (September 8th) at Ledo’s Pizza Montgomery Village from 4:00 PM -10:00 PM. The Parkinson Foundation will receive 20% of ALL dine-in and take out sales from 4 PM-10 PM when mentioning the Parkinson Foundation or
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As home care providers, we have the opportunity to serve our patients in the most intimate setting and build a strong rapport with our clients and their family. Lately we have been receiving more and more inquiries about the current Ebola outbreaks being mentioned in the news.  Based out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, we primarily serve patients
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