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Free Webinar on Parkinson's Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a free online webinar on Parkinson’s Medications on June 20, 2013 (1:00 PM US Eastern Time). Advance registration is required. Following is an announcement of the webinar that HelpingYouCare® . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Parkinson’s Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

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What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's? New Study Findings; Webinar

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has recently released findings of the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s disease ever conducted, measuring factors that affect quality of life and care of Parkinson’s patients. NPF announced that the early findings of the . . . → Read More: What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson’s? New Study Findings; Webinar

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Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

Frequently late? Often angry or irritated? Unsure of your ability to do something? Overextended? Not enough time for stress relief? A new report by Harvard Medical School, Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress, “can help you identify . . . → Read More: Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

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Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webcast on Young Onset Parkinson's - Nov. 17

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that its Midwest Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference will take place November 16-17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will include a free Webcast open to the public on November 17 – starting at 8:00 . . . → Read More: Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webcast on Young Onset Parkinson’s – Nov. 17

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What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements

According to The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “Unlike drugs, supplements are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure diseases.” That means supplements should not make claims, such as reduces ‘arthritic pain’ or ‘treats heart disease.’ Claims . . . → Read More: What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements

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Cleveland Clinic Offers Free Health Talks

The Cleveland Clinic is offering a series of free community seminars on various health topics. Called “Health Talks,” these seminars will be held each month at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, and at several suburban Family Health Center locations. . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Offers Free Health Talks

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Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons - August 23, 2012

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is offering a Free Webinar about “Relationships and Parkinson’s” on Thursday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Kara Barton, MSW, LCSW, from the University of Southern California, will discuss strategies for coping with changes . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons – August 23, 2012

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Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Online Webinars for Patients & Family Caregivers

The National Parkinson Foundation is offering an upcoming series of free online seminars for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and their family caregivers. For more information, see the announcement below from the National Parkinson Foundation. To Register for any of . . . → Read More: Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Online Webinars for Patients & Family Caregivers

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July 17 Conference: After the Supreme Court - Implementing Affordable Care Act

The publication HealthAffairs has announced that it will hold a conference in Washington D.C. on July 17 on the topic: After the Supreme Court: Moving Ahead to Implement the Affordable Care Act, Improve Health Care and Lower Costs. UPDATE: . . . → Read More: July 17 Conference: After the Supreme Court – Implementing Affordable Care Act

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2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

The Palm Beach County Medical Society announced that it will hold its sixth annual Future of Medicine Summit on September 27-28, 2012. A number of notable national and regional health care experts will speak at the Summit, which will . . . → Read More: 2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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Parkinson's Wellness Symposium, Webcast and Young Onset Parkinson's Conference - June 15-16

The National Parkinson’s Foundation has announced that it will sponsor a national Wellness Symposium and Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference, on June 15-16, 2012 in Orange County, California, along with a free online webcast of the events. “These two events . . . → Read More: Parkinson’s Wellness Symposium, Webcast and Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference – June 15-16

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Unnecessary Medical Tests

Doctors are calling for end to 45 common medical tests, according to a report by Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. According to the report, doctors from several major medical societies in the United States have listed many common . . . → Read More: Unnecessary Medical Tests

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Alzheimer's Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012

Alzheimer’s Community Care (ACC), a non-profit organization, has announced that its 2012 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference, with Keynote speaker Dan Rather, will be held May 31 and June 1, 2012, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Palm Beach, . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012

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Money Smart Week April 21-28 - Classes & Events to be Held in 30 States

Money Smart Week® classes and events for consumers in 30 different States — those indicated in green on the map at left. To find classes and other events (primarily in libraries) in your area, click HERE or click on . . . → Read More: Money Smart Week April 21-28 – Classes & Events to be Held in 30 States

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Holds Health Talk on Fibroids

The Cleveland Clinic Florida invites the public to attend a Health Talk on Fibroids, to be given by Viviane Connor, MD – Gynecologist, tonight, Monday, April 16, 2012, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., at 525 Okeechobee Blvd. (CityPlace . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Florida Holds Health Talk on Fibroids

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Cleveland Clinic Florida - Health & Wellness Expo - April 28

The Cleveland Clinic invites everyone to come to their annual Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held in the Jagelman Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. This is a free annual event, which includes health . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28

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Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida offers a free interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Evaluation for older adults who are at risk due to balance problems. “This service provides a one-time, comprehensive, multiple discipline evaluation for balance and fall risk factors. . . . → Read More: Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University

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Free Webinar on Parkinson's Hospital Care Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation (NFP) has announced that it will hold a Free online webinar on how to get the best care for those with Parkinson’s disease when they are hospitalized. The Webinar will take place on April 5, . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Parkinson’s Hospital Care Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

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Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 - Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has announced that it will host a Free Brain Health Fair on April 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The event, which is open to the public, “is a free, daylong family event . . . → Read More: Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 – Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

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Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

The American Heart Association and other organizations are holding a series of nationwide events in February as part of “American Heart Month.” The purpose of this annual initiative, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is to call attention to . . . → Read More: Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

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Video: Tips on How to Care for Your Older Parent & Avoid Caregiver Burnout

While caring for an older parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime, it can also be frustrating and stressful, leading to “caregiver burnout.” Dr. Alicia Arbaje, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers . . . → Read More: Video: Tips on How to Care for Your Older Parent & Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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Ten Nutritional Myths vs. The Perfect Formula Vegan Diet

In a lecture given at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, by Janice Stanger, Ph.D., presented what she terms “Ten Dangerous Nutritional Myths.” Dr. Sanger is a nutrition expert, author, educator, and speaker, who has a PhD . . . → Read More: Ten Nutritional Myths vs. The Perfect Formula Vegan Diet

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One Example of an Exercise Program for Seniors

Here is one example of an exercise program for seniors that requires no gym equipment »

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Mindful Living Techniques May Help Caregivers Better Cope With Stress

To better help cope with caregiver stress, The Mayo Clinic offers courses in Mindful Living Techniques. This course teaches the skill of focusing on the present moment, letting go of the past (often associated with depression) as well the . . . → Read More: Mindful Living Techniques May Help Caregivers Better Cope With Stress

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Harvard Guide to Exercise - A Program You Can Live With

Harvard Medical School has published a Special Health Report on Exercise – a Program You Can Live With, which provides a comprehensive guide to the enormous health benefits of exercise, how to get started and design an appropriate exercise . . . → Read More: Harvard Guide to Exercise – A Program You Can Live With

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You're Never Too Old to Exercise

“Only about 30% of people ages 45 to 64 say they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, and this falls to 25% of those between the ages of 65 and 74 and 11% of people age 85 and older,” . . . → Read More: You’re Never Too Old to Exercise

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AARP & NFCA Sponsor Free Webinar on Helping With A Loved One's Financial Affairs

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and AARP are co-sponsoring a free Webinar on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the topic: “When It’s Time To Intervene – Helping With A Loved One’s Financial Affairs.” Here is . . . → Read More: AARP & NFCA Sponsor Free Webinar on Helping With A Loved One’s Financial Affairs

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Next Generations - Seminar Series on Aging

HelpingYouCare™ has received the following announcement of a Seminar Series on Aging, starting November 9, 2011, sponsored by Next Generations:  

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New AHRQ Initiative: Questions are the Answer For Better Doctor-Patient Communication

On Tuesday, September 20, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS), along with the Ad Council, a non-profit organization, launched a new Questions are the Answer initiative . . . → Read More: New AHRQ Initiative: Questions are the Answer For Better Doctor-Patient Communication

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American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a series of Classes for Family caregivers, which include eight one-hour modules of instruction on topics intended “to help participants gain an understanding of what is involved in caring for a loved one.” . . . → Read More: American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes

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Video Introduction to Important Federal Government Resources for Caregivers & Seniors

This Video produced by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources provides a good introduction to the many federal government resources available to family caregivers and . . . → Read More: Video Introduction to Important Federal Government Resources for Caregivers & Seniors

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New Medicare Benefits in 2011 under the Health Reform Law

Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, has released a new Video explaining the new benefits that the Affordable Care Act (the Health Reform Law) provides in 2011 for people on . . . → Read More: New Medicare Benefits in 2011 under the Health Reform Law

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Family Caregivers Online Education Modules

Sixteen different online education/ course modules for family caregivers are provided free of charge by familycaregiversonline.net, a website funded by . . . → Read More: Family Caregivers Online Education Modules

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Webinar on The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Family Caregivers

On November 8, 2010, the Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Alliance for Caregiving, and the National Family Caregivers Association hosted a webinar entitled “The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Family Caregivers.”  The archived webinar and power point are can . . . → Read More: Webinar on The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Family Caregivers

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Podcast: Caregiving tips for Alzheimer’s disease

Podcast from the Mayo Clinic Dr. Glenn Smith, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, who specializes in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, gives caregiving tips on how to deal with the challenges of difficult issues faced by seniors. Listen»

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Alzheimer’s Association – Classes & Workshops

The Alzheimer’s Association offers classes and courses on many aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving for Alzheimer’s patients. The classes are offered at a nominal fee, and are held locally in many different cities where the Alzheimer’s Association is . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Association – Classes & Workshops

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Video Lecture Series on Helping Seniors with Finances: Financing Options for Care

Video Series Published by MetaCafe; Lecturer: certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care. The publisher indicates that this video series teaches you how to help your senior loved one manage his/her finances and prevent him/her from . . . → Read More: Video Lecture Series on Helping Seniors with Finances: Financing Options for Care

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A Helpful Caregiving Video Site

A free web resource containing instructional videos on a comprehensive array of subjects for caregivers, produced by Terra Nova Films of Chicago, Illinois, with an advisory panel including representatives from the Family Caregiver Alliance, the U.S. Administration on Aging, . . . → Read More: A Helpful Caregiving Video Site

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Caregiving College Online

While geared to the training of profession caregivers, many individuals may find it helpful to develop skills with online training. Look into>>>

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Coping with Caregiving

National Radio Show Features Talk on a variety of topics of help to caregivers Listen>>>

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Top 10 Tips for Taking an Elderly Parent to the Emergency Department

Video lecture on “Top 10 Tips for Taking an Elderly Parent to the Emergency Department,” presented by Malika Fair, MD, of EmergencyCareForYou.org.

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Support for Caregivers of Older Adults

From Alberta Caregiver College Audio and visual information on the following topics: Advance Directives Behavioural Changes Blood Pressure – Sudden Drop When Standing Caregiver Coping and Stress Community Supports and Healthcare Resources Delirium (Acute Confusion) Dementia Depression Digestive Problems . . . → Read More: Support for Caregivers of Older Adults

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Hypertension & Angina – Webinar

Webinar (downloadable PDF of Slides combined with a downloadable audio track), presented by the Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) for its home health care nurses. Contains much information that may be valuable for the family caregiver for a . . . → Read More: Hypertension & Angina – Webinar

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Cholesterol Screening

From the Broward Health Library: “Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. However, if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or . . . → Read More: Cholesterol Screening

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Obesity

From the Broward Health Library “People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle . . . → Read More: Obesity

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Pre-Diabetes

From the Broward Health Library A 4-minute video on Pre-Diabetes “The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about . . . → Read More: Pre-Diabetes

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Caregiver Classes

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Memory Center Dementia – What it is and What it isn’t; Stages and Symptoms of Dementing Diseases; Behavior Problems; Community Services for the Caregiver; Caring for the Caregiver Read More »»»

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