Roskamp Institute Aims to Help Injured Soldiers

Jeremy Willis of the Herald Tribune reports that U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is touring Florida during his congressional August vacation, and Melanie Marquez of the Bradenton Times explains that Nelson learned during his visit to the Roskamp Institute yesterday that it is conducting federally funded research that could help soldiers with traumatic brain injuries. The […]

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Down Syndrome Patient Learning New Skills

St. Louis area Down Syndrome patient Colin Goodwin, 18, spent his summer exploring three different jobs while volunteering at a local fire station, reports the Southwest County Journal. St. Louis Arc’s Neighborhood Experiences program matches people like Goodwin who have cognitive conditions with local businesses and organizations to help them develop job skills and establish […]

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Tracking Wandering Alzheimer’s Sufferers

One of the biggest fears that Alzheimer’s caregivers have are that those to whom they attend to will wander off — potentially finding themselves lost and in danger.  Associated Press medical writer Lauran Neergaard talks about a few options in her article today titled “Helping find lost Alzheimer’s patients.”  She discusses cheap devices that cost […]

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training

The Associated Press reports in an article about Alzheimer’s caregiving today that “Offering simple training to people struggling to care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease not only eases their burden — it even can keep patients out of nursing homes for an extra 1 1/2 years.” However, many people who care for loved ones […]

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