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Dr. Betsey Benson
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Group Homes (Definition)

Group homes are houses where people with certain medical conditions may live and receive some medical assistance while still maintaining ...Read more


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Are there group homes for mci retired people?

Are there group homes for mci retired people?

Not specifically: However many who live in assisted living have cognitive deficits. It can be helpful to look at places that have multiple levels of care as many who have mci will develop dementia in the future. ...Read more

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How many group homes are available to people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?

How many group homes are available to people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Not sure: This varies from state to state. In ct there is a continuum of services. There is less reliance on group homes and more assisted living arrangements with teams of support people helping clients in various independent living situations. ...Read more

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Are there any group homes for people with low IQ in ne?

Are there any group homes for people with low IQ in ne?

Yes : Many homes exist for people with limited intelligence. Social services in your community can out you in touch with local resources. ...Read more

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Anyone have good experience with residential facilities for people with vascular dementia?

Anyone have good experience with residential facilities for people with vascular dementia?

See below: When choosing a residential care facility, you have to make an informed decision. Visit facilities that specialize in memory care or have separate units that specialize in dementia care. You have to visit the facility and see for yourself if the facility suits your needs and the needs of the family member. You also can do online search to start. Good luck! ...Read more

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To function. Are there group homes for people?

To function. Are there group homes for people?

Yes: Group homes exist for a number of different reasons. They provide a safe structured environment where skilled staff can provide care, training and support for others with special needs arising from physical or mental disorders. Examples would be patients suffering from schizophrenia, head trauma and mental retardation. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for people with tinnitus?

Are there support groups for people with tinnitus?

Yes, Brookline is : close to many. See the American Tinnitus Association, www.ata.org/support. Clinics include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/Conditions-AZ.aspx?ChunkID=11504, Mass. Eye & Ear, www.masseyeandear.org/for-patients/patient-guide/patient-education/diseases-and-conditions/tinnitus/ & Mario Hearing Clinics, www.mariohearingclinics.com/tinnitus-retraining-therapy. ...Read more

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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

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Is there a support group in anderson, indiana for people who have a bipolar mate?

Is there a support group in anderson, indiana for people who have a bipolar mate?

Try your local NAMI: The national alliance for mental illness nami has local chapters in most counties and may be a good resourse for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any support groups for kids who have a parent with cancer?

Any support groups for kids who have a parent with cancer?

Yes: As a parent of a childhood cancer survivor, i can relate to what you are going through. There are definitely support groups out there for parents depending on where you live. The american childhood cancer foundation and the american cancer society both have lists of parent groups. Sibling groups can also be helpful if a sibling is involved. It is helpful to talk with others with similar exp. ...Read more

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Which resources are available for spouses of people with bipolar disorder?

Which resources are available for spouses of people with bipolar disorder?

Lots, I bet. Search!: Here's a start: http://www.Healthyplace.Com/bipolar-disorder/bipolar-support/supporting-someone-with-bipolar-for-family-and-friends/ also, ask the therapist or doctor for ideas. ...Read more

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Are support group hepful for people with painful bladder syndrome?

Are support group hepful  for people with painful bladder syndrome?

YES: Try search for interstitial cystitis (ic) support group in your local area. I strongly recommend it. There many different way to deal with the symptoms. You may get one from the others just working for yourself. ...Read more

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What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

12 steps: I love 12 step programs - the neutral one is positive anonymous 12 step program - any 12 step program would work. ...Read more

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Jobs/careers that are good for people with reynaud's?

Jobs/careers that are good for people with reynaud's?

COLD-FREE: Since raynauds is often exacerbated in cold weather avoid outdoor jobs or jobs in frozen food departments of supermarkets. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

PANCAN: The best group out there is the pancreatic cancer action network, aka pancan. Their liason program connects people with experience with pancreatic cancer with those seeking more information. www.pancan.org. ...Read more

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Who are some famous people with a mental illness?

Who are some famous people with a mental illness?

Plenty: Mary todd lincoln, john nash (schizophrenia), rosemary clooney (said to be bipolar), beethoven (alcoholism, depression), schuamann, neitzsche (neurosyphilis), wittgenstein (asperger's?), newton (often psychotic, mercury poisoning?), many others. ...Read more

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Patient safety in elderly populations; how do nurses communicate with the Alzheimer's folks?

Patient safety in elderly populations; how do nurses communicate with the Alzheimer's folks?

Patience/compassion: It is hard to watch a viable adult dwindle in to memory loss as with alzheimer's. Most people who communicate with them have patience, understanding, and can read body language and facial cues. Caregivers remember what these patients liked and how to help them and communicate that to nurses. Art, music, and old pictures reach the long term memories of these patients and that helps. ...Read more

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What roles and responsibilties are there for nurses when dealing with patients with dementia?

What roles and responsibilties are there for nurses when dealing with patients with dementia?

Lots of info online: Here's one of many links: http://nursingplanet.Com/dementia/dementia_nursing_management.Html short list: be calm, consistent, easy to understand, patient, explain what's happening, listen, prompt and seek agreement, try verbal & non-verbal, safety first! take notes to provide info to md, don't over-medicate, or upset, gently end a bad interaction & try again later. Seek support & guidance prn! ...Read more