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Alzheimer's: Know the signs

Alzheimer's: Know the signs

Early Detection Empowers Families to Plan for the Future

 

Little Rock, AR, November 16, 2011 – The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer’s disease in particular, it is important to know what it is and what it is not normal aging.  Below is a list of warning signs along with examples of normal aging.  If you notice any of the warning signs in your aging family members, it is recommended that you see a doctor. 

 

Alzheimer’s Association 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life.  One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information.

Have a healthy Thanksgiving

Have a healthy Thanksgiving

Author: Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Medical Director, Child Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 

The Thanksgiving holiday season is a wonderful time of the year filled with family, friends and of course, food. While the spirit of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for all that we have, the holiday has become increasingly focused on food and eating. There’s no harm in enjoying a meal with your family on Thanksgiving, but it’s important to remember that the purpose of the holiday is not simply to over-eat.

 

Childhood obesity continues to be a threatening epidemic in Georgia. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is continuing to see cases of obesity at all three of its hospitals. The consequences of obesity on children include health issues that are typically seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, joint problems and high cholesterol.

Mercy Mobile Mammography Unit to provide for underserved counties

Mercy Mobile Mammography Unit to provide for underserved counties

St. Joseph’s Mercy bus on the way

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.  – One of the missions of Catherine McAuley is closer to becoming a reality at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center. The Mercy Mobile Mammography Unit has been ordered and its arrival is anticipated for April 2012.

St. Joseph’s Mercy wrapped up National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Monday with the announcement.

“The need is great and our community responded. I’m very pleased to announce that just six months ago I challenged a group of women from our community to raise funds for a much needed mobile mammography bus to provide digital mammography for hundreds of women who don’t have access to these services, out where they live and work,” St. Joseph’s Mercy President Tim Johnsen said. “I told them I’d love to be able to announce this in October of 2012. That group got back together and said they weren’t waiting that long.

Physical Therapist expands services at Mercy Clinic

Physical Therapist expands services at Mercy Clinic

Outpatient Rehab comes to Village

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – St. Joseph’s Mercy continues to expand its services with the addition of outpatient rehabilitation at Mercy Clinic in Hot Springs Village.

St. Joseph’s Mercy Outpatient Rehabilitation offers specialized treatment to meet the needs of each individual patient, specializing in a variety of areas including orthopedics, geriatrics, hand therapy, women’s health, sports injuries and sports performance.

Sarah Hurst will see patients in Hot Springs Village as the staff physical therapist.

“We are going to see all kinds of patients from total knee replacements to rotator cuff to chronic pain and regular joint pain,” said Annie Massanelli, director of physical therapy for St. Joseph’s Mercy. “Sarah is also really good with vestibular balance disorders. We’re really going to run the gambit from diagnosis.

St. Joseph’s Mercy hosts family health fair

St. Joseph’s Mercy hosts family health fair

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Want to win an Apple iPad 2? Or maybe a bicycle? Or just learn how to keep your children healthier?

St. Joseph’s Mercy has you covered with a Family Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event is free to the public and will be held at Outpatient Surgery (nearest to Higdon Ferry Road) on the main campus.

Get valuable health information, participate in family-friendly screenings, and enjoy educational displays, seminars and fun activities. Area vendors will be on hand to provide information on safety and local services.

Attendees will have a chance to visit booths in order to be entered into prize giveaways, including an Apple iPad 2 and two mountain bikes. We’ve also got plenty of fun stuff for children to take home with them.

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Company receives award from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc.

St. Joseph’s Mercy hosts luncheon to benefit Komen foundation

St. Joseph’s Mercy hosts luncheon to benefit Komen foundation

In The Pink set for Friday

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System will host the annual “In The Pink” luncheon on Friday, Sept. 30.

This year’s event, which features a theme of Don’t Rain On My Parade, will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Activities will include a silent auction, entertainment, drawing for door prizes and fashion show. Tickets are $25 for the event, which will be held from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Hot Springs Convention Center’s Horner Hall. For ticket information, please call (501) 622-2277.

This year’s featured speaker is retired Henderson State University art professor and breast cancer survivor Nancy Dunaway, whose paintings often reflect her experiences battling breast cancer.

“Hosting this annual event is a natural extension of our commitment to women’s health in the Hot Springs area,” said St.