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Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
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Benefit from an art therapy group for people with dementia/alzheimers?

Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
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Benefit from an art therapy group for people with dementia/alzheimers?

Yes : An art therapy group can provide opportunity for socialization and expression of thoughts and feelings. In addition, art work is also a very good way for me as a clinician to monitor my client's level of functioning in planning and organizing information. I get very positive results in my practice using sand tray with my elderly clients as well. ...Read more

Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Art Therapy (Definition)

Art therapy programs use the creative process of making art to help improve an individual's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They promote artistic expression to help people resolve issues, develop and manage their ...Read more


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Is HBOT therapy advised for stroke patients?

Is HBOT therapy advised for stroke patients?

Hyper-baric oxygen: We use for ischemic limbs to prevent amputation, and find some utility in bad infections. Some research has been done in stroke, and occasional acute cases have responded, but oxygen treatment for stroke remains controversial and so far, not in main stream. ...Read more

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How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

Yes it is good: Once osteopenia or osteoporosis has been identified through a bone density test, referral to physical therapy for appropriate exercise should be part of a therapeutic plan. That could inculd aquatic therapy. ...Read more

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What is best statin therapy for elderly patients?

What is best statin therapy for elderly patients?

Pravadtatin: A cost-effectiveness analysis of the lipid trial suggests that pravastatin therapy was more cost-effective for older coronary patients (65 to 74 years of age), despite their shorter life expectancy, because of their higher baseline risk and greater cost offsets from lower rates of hospitalization resulting from preventive treatment. ...Read more

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What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

Pool?: I recommend exercises that maximize mobility with as little stress on the joints as possible. Pool (aquatic) therapy is great for this. The classes are also a wonderful social experience, and most insurances will cover this with proper documentation. ...Read more

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How effective is magnetic field therapy in pain relief for cancer patients?

How effective is magnetic field therapy in pain relief for cancer patients?

Not sure: I haven't heard of magnetic field therapy helping cancer patients with their pain but it may help with some arthrtis pain symptoms in others, but most accounts of this are anecdotal unfortunately. ...Read more

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Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Surely: Use of physical therapy, and occupational therapy highly beneficial for post-stroke rehabilitation, and should be continued as outpt, at least twice weekly for about 3-4 months ideally. Orthotic devices to enhance function may be needed, so enquire about these. Botox may help limb spasticity. Pool assisted exercise might be an approach if patient very weakened. ...Read more

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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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Is chelation therapy effective for heart patients?

Is chelation therapy effective for heart patients?

Not for Kids: Not for kids. Stay away from this potentially life threatening procedure. ...Read more

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How effective is hyperbaric oxygen therapy in elderly patients with diabetes?

How effective is hyperbaric oxygen therapy in elderly patients with diabetes?

Yes. No. Maybe.: While hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is a great treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, it only works as an adjunct. You have to control the diabetes, restore as much blood flow as possible, perform standard wound care, and "do all the other stuff right, " first. Age is not an obstacle, but hbot will not do any good if the diabetic patient does not have an ulcer (i.e., a wound or break in the skin). ...Read more

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Is Gerson therapy effective for patients with fibromyalgia?

Is Gerson therapy effective for patients with fibromyalgia?

By itself?: The best thing about gerson therapy is its emphasis on excellent nutrition, very clean & anti-inflammatory. It's also a difficult therapy to keep up with, without help with all the juicing requirements. This treatment approach was developed specifically for various cancers. Fibromyalgia is not one of the conditions listed on the http://gerson.Org web site, so it's difficult to say yes or no. ...Read more

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How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

Ask the therapist: Actually, in my OPINION as a NON-psychiatrist....when it comes to something such as WEIGHT LOSS...if you're looking for a permanent fix....the MORE sessions you take....THE BETTER....all the way out to INDEFINITELY. However, the reality is that most providers will only go a certain number according to insurance limits so that's what it turns out to be but everyone's different. Ask your therapist ...Read more

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How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

Ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapy can be effective for numerous musculoskeletal symptoms. However results can vary greatly based on the experience and expertise of the healer as well as the severity of the injury and receptivity of the patient. I would seek treatment from a reputable healer preferably referred to you by people you know. The risks to therapy are negligible so giving it a try seems worth while. ...Read more

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How effective is harmonica therapy in COPD patients?

How effective is harmonica therapy in COPD patients?

Breathing Exercises.: Any breathing exercises, playing the harmonica or otherwise, could help improve some symptoms of COPD. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Biofeedback: Is effective for many mental health issues as well as physiological disorders. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, adhd, alcohol & substance abuse, as well as headache, chronic pain, asthma, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscle weakness, incontinence, hypertension, and to teach optimal performance. For more information, go to www.Bcia.Org. ...Read more

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How effective is family therapy for treating autism?

How effective is family therapy for treating autism?

Family training in : behavioral techniques is very effective if parents & other family members follow through consistently by ignoring maladaptive behaviors & immediately reinforcing adaptive behaviors, especially in younger children who have acquired language skills. See FSU's study funded by Autism Speaks: https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/parent-training-program-shows-clear-gains-toddlers-autism. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

Depends: As with most things, the length of the therapy depends on the type, extent and severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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Will their be new treatments for intermediate risk MDS in 2016? Other than Vidaza and supportive care? I care abt newest treatment for 70 yr patient

Will their be new treatments for intermediate risk MDS  in 2016? Other than Vidaza and supportive care? I care abt newest treatment for 70 yr patient

Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Common drugs for MDS include:1.Azacitidine (Vidaza) 2.Cytarabine (Cytosar-U) 3.Daunorubicin (Cerubidine) 4. Decitabine (Dacogen) 5. Idarubicin (Idamycin) 6.Lenalidomide (Revlimid).Overall, 30 to 40% of patients may benefit. Gene manipulation of own stem cell has cured, patients with severe advanced leukemia, is the future. Pts.reported rapidly to iv infusion, was recently reported ...Read more

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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Why is electroconvulsive therapy used as a treatment for the elderly?

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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Why is electroconvulsive therapy used as a treatment for the elderly?

Intolerance to Meds: Ect is a safe and very effective treatment for depression. Rates of major depressive disorder are about the same in the elderly as the rates in younger adults, but the elderly are much more prone to intolerable side effects from medications. Ect is safe but not without risks. ...Read more

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How effective is animal-assisted therapy for treating autism?

Kids with Autistic : Spectrum Disorder, like all kids, are individuals with individual strengths & challenges. The applications we physicians fill out for families who request service animals contain many questions regarding the animal's potential for safety in a household. Usually, animals are placed in homes of kids with ASD age 6 & older who have higher cognitive & communication skills ...Read more