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  • Dementia and its many challenges has become one of the medical world’s greatest challenges. Understanding dementia and its impact on our lives will hopefully challenge us to participate in ongoing dementia research, ultimately making a difference both now and in the future.

    Understanding the Types and Stages of Dementia

    Understanding the Types and Stages of Dementia

    by Lorna Lamon6

  • Requiring lifelong treatment, schizophrenia is one of the most debilitating types of mental illness, affecting 1% of all adults globally. The causes of this disorder are not yet fully understood, however, early detection is the key to the right treatment, and understanding is the key to acceptance.

    Understanding Schizophrenia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    Understanding Schizophrenia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    by Lorna Lamon10

  • What are human guide techniques? How do you help a person with a visual impairment find a chair? Use the stairs? This article provides information about useful techniques for these situations and more from my training as a TVI and a counselor.

    8 Human Guide Techniques for People With Visual Impairments

    8 Human Guide Techniques for People With Visual Impairments

    by Tim Truzy13

  • Grief is a journey unique to the individual, generally experienced in cycles. There is no time frame with grieving, however, there are distinct stages that occur throughout the process. Understanding these stages can help a person come to terms with their feelings and eventually heal from the loss.

    A Pathway Through Grief

    A Pathway Through Grief

    by Lorna Lamon2

  • For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing did not end up being my college major/first career choice because I allowed others to direct my future. Once I finally took control of my dreams, I made becoming a registered nurse a reality. Here is my story; and it wasn't easy!

    Obstetrical Nursing: The Good, the Bad and the Crazy

    Obstetrical Nursing: The Good, the Bad and the Crazy

    by Debra Roberts4

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an extreme anxiety disorder characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. Challenging and debilitating, this condition often requires long-term treatment. Staying focused on recovery goals and reaching out to a support group will make the journey less challenging.

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Explained

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Explained

    by Lorna Lamon6

  • Critical care patients, Alzheimer's patients, and comatose patients routinely harm themselves and others unintentionally by scratching, pulling, or grabbing. Here are some interesting ideas for injury prevention in this patient population.

    Safety Devices for the Critical Care Patient Population

    Safety Devices for the Critical Care Patient Population

    by Leland Johnson4

  • Thyroid and gallbladder health are intricately connected. After gallbladder removal surgery, thyroid functioning often declines. Alternatively, thyroid dysfunction can result in decreased bile flow and the formation of gallstones. Proper nutrition, gut health, and supplementation can benefit both.

    The Gallbladder Thyroid Connection: How the Health of One Affects the Other

    The Gallbladder Thyroid Connection: How the Health of One Affects the Other

    by Kim Maravich6

  • One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is that “nurses eat their young." This was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.

    Nurses Being Bullied: Nurses Really Do Eat Their Young

    Nurses Being Bullied: Nurses Really Do Eat Their Young

    by Debra Roberts2

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