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Chicago Teen Leads Way To Colon Cancer Cure

While most of his peers were focused on graduating and figuring out “what’s next?”, Kevin Stonewall was discovering colon cancer breakthroughs during his last year of the high school.

Chicago Teen Leads Way To Colon Cancer Cure

While most of his peers were focused on graduating and figuring out “what’s next?”, Kevin Stonewall was discovering colon cancer breakthroughs during his last year of the high school.

Chicago Teen Leads Way To Colon Cancer Cure
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While most of his peers were focused on graduating and figuring out “what’s next?”, Kevin Stonewall was discovering colon cancer breakthroughs during his last year of the high school. LIKE BlackDoc…

Pacific Cove's insight:

Ruby said Stonewall,  “should be heralded for helping to develop more effective colon cancer treatments that will impact the elderly, the population that is most susceptible to colon cancer.” #Cancer #Research #Seniors


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Implantable Sensors Improve Control for Prosthetic Limbs

When a muscles contracts it generates electricity. This electrical activity remains in the muscles of an amputated limb.

Implantable Sensors Improve Control for Prosthetic Limbs

When a muscles contracts it generates electricity. This electrical activity remains in the muscles of an amputated limb.

Implantable Sensors Improve Control for Prosthetic Limbs
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When a muscles contracts it generates electricity. This electrical activity remains in the muscles of an amputated limb. It has long been a goal to use these natural muscle signals to enhance the control of hand and arm prosthetics. Previously, researchers did this by attaching two external sensors to the surface of the skin of the residual limb. The sensors were connected to a prosthesis controller by wires.

Pacific Cove's insight:

These sensors wirelessly transmit intramuscular electrical signals from within the body to external electronics that command a prosthesis to move in a more natural way.  #Veterans #Caregiving


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Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer’s Patients

Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer’s, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has declined to a low level of cognition.

Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer’s Patients

Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer’s, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has declined to a low level of cognition.

Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer’s Patients
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Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer’s, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has declined to a low level of cognition. Two new studies find that familiar music also improves cognitive symptoms in the disease.

Pacific Cove's insight:

Those who heard tunes they knew showed an immediate improvement in identity, mood, moral judgment and body awareness—elements of self-consciousness that are adversely affected by Alzheimer’s.  #Alzheimer’s #Dementia #Caregiving


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Are you a proactive patient? - Chris’s Cancer Community
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As yet another week draws to a close, I have spoken to some very inspiring people, who are much earlier in their journey than me, but also want to ‘give something back’ for the wonderful help they have received during their treatment. They wanted to find out how to go about … Continue reading

Pacific Cove's insight:

Chris Lewis @ChrisTheEagle1 - Improving cancer support has become a crusade for me now, and has filled the void where my paid work once was.  #Seniors #Cancer #Caregiving


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Reduce Caregiver Stress, Save Time with 10 Caregiving Services - UnfrazzledCare
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reduce caregiver stress and save caregiving time with 10 caregiving services many of them free how to find them and where to look list resources

Pacific Cove's insight:

Taking the time to look into these services could save you much more time in the future, not to mention stress reduction. #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving


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Hope grows for early detection of Alzheimer’s
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Some positive news in the field of Alzheimer’s research shows the rate of the disease is on the decline in the U.S.

Pacific Cove's insight:

Recent research shows a simple “scratch and sniff” smell identification test could lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia. #Alzheimer’s #Dementia #Caregiving


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The Future of Robot Caregivers
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Elderly people need everyday help, and there aren’t enough humans to provide it.

Pacific Cove's insight:

Caregiving is hard work. More often than not, it is tedious, awkwardly intimate and physically and emotionally exhausting.  #Seniors #Caregiving #Robots


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