Not promising these images will actually be brains. And hat tip to Jesse Orrico www.unsplash.com for the beautiful Home Page image.
Today’s headline was stark: Boston University researchers have found a link between traumatic brain injury and domestic violence. Temporal lobe lesions were reported in retired football players, which researchers speculated explains players’ aggressive behavior towards family members. This perfect storm of NFL crises has been labeled “the dream meme,” referring to the explosive and headline-making […]
So first let me say, “Well done, Paula Span!” I like the NYT article on differentiating signs of dementia from other problems affecting cognition: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/is-it-really-dementia/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 It’s reasoned, calm, and informative, which is pretty unusual for a piece on dementia. The author’s personal experience with caregiving and her journalistic research have given depth to her understanding of […]
Anosognosia is a technical term that refers to a lack of awareness of deficit. The hallmark is a puzzling inability to recognize major symptoms, such as paralysis on one side of the body, amnesia, or marked cognitive impairment/dementia. A related phenomenon is anosodiaphoria, which is an emotional insouciance or indifference in the face of […]
Speaking from the perspective of one who has worked in hospitals for many years, the value of animal comfort and contact simply cannot be overstated. For staff and patients, Pet Therapy days were always the happiest. Pet therapy has a long history, especially in pediatric populations. I found a neat little timeline on animal therapy […]
The book “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn was a hit as soon as it came off the presses in 2012, and for good reason. It’s a razor-sharp dissection of human behavior, iced with the deliciously sadistic machinations of the main characters. Part of its success has to do with the skin-crawlingly accurate portrayals of the deceptively mundane […]