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February 21, 2014

Antidepressant holds promise in treating Alzheimer’s agitation

When non-medication options fail, it may prove to be an alternative treatment for this common, distressing symptom Feb. 19, 2014 (Toronto) – An antidepressant medication has shown potential in treating symptoms of agitation that occur with Alzheimer’s disease and in alleviating caregivers’ stress, according to a multi-site U.S.- Canada study. “Up to 90 per cent…

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November 12, 2013

Johns Hopkins research may improve early detection of dementia

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer’s disease. The risk of developing dementia increases markedly when a person is diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, a noticeable and…

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January 11, 2013

Paradox of aging: The older we get, the better we feel?

Paradox of aging: The older we get, the better we feel?: Presently, there are about 40 million Americans over the age of 65, with the fastest-growing segment of the population over 80 years old. Traditionally, aging has been viewed as a period of progressive decline in physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning, and aging is viewed…

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January 8, 2013

Guide Offers a Blueprint for End-of-Life Conversation With Youth

Guide Offers a Blueprint for End-of-Life Conversation With Youth:  Enlisting the advice of adolescents and young adults with serious illness, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a guide to help young people and their families address issues surrounding end-of-life care. Voicing My CHOICES is the first guide designed to help adolescents and…

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February 3, 2010

Managed Care and MFTs

Managed Care and MFTs For more on the topic of managed care and MFTs associated ceus, then click here.   In 2009, legislation that would provide Medicare coverage for MFTs was passed in the House of Representatives (H.R. 3962) version of Health Care Reform (“HCR”). Further, a commitment was made to include the MFT provision…

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January 28, 2010

Law and Ethics CEUs

Law and Ethics CEUs California Law and Ethics CEUs     Law and Ethics MFT, LCSW, LMFT BBS Approved Want more information on law and ethics CEUs for MFTs, Counselors, and Social Workers in CA, then click here. WHY ASPIRA CE? WITH ASPIRA CE YOU CAN.. Save time Save money Avoid cost and time of…

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