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Any tips for living with a narcissist?

Resoluteness: There is a iching #43 means resoluteness - I use this for difficult situations - means learn what is legally right - judgement is severe so balance with morally fair that is resoluteness - read my book "boring way to be happy with a dysfunctional family". Do not be a victim - make conscious choice every moment of this life. Otherwise we loose power. Learn how to create healthy boundaries. ...Read more

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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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Does anyone with dementia live in supported housing?

Does anyone with dementia live in supported housing?

Housing for Dementia: In usa, there are all kinds of facilities are available for individuals with dementia. Group homes, assisted living homes, nursing homes & others. Usually, these are funded by county, state or federal funds. People with dementia, gets utmost attention, here in usa. Good many individuals are under my direct supervision, in my state of maryland. ...Read more

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People living with aids - they're all contagious, right?

People living with aids - they're all contagious, right?

Some: Yes they have the ability to transmit the virus through direct contact with body fluids. I would not worry about living with the person in your house or eating with you, etc. ...Read more

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WHat are good tips for living with dementia?

WHat are good tips for living with dementia?

At your age, I assum: you are the caretaker. Learn to be patient. Take breaks from your responsibility. Join a support group. Lean about this disease. Learn and practice patience. ...Read more

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Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Several: In addition to "an unquiet mind" by jamison, "when someone you love is bipolar: help and support for you and your partner " by last; "loving someone with bipolar disorder: understanding and helping your partner" by julie fast; and "bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families (2nd edition)" by mondimore. ...Read more

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Approximately how many people are living with aids in bay area?

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Approximately how many people are living with aids in bay area?

Approximately 13,000: The exact number obviously varies. See the following link for specific numbers based on county: http://www.Cdph.Ca.Gov/programs/aids/documents/sssemiannualrptjun2011.Pdf. ...Read more

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How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

Few if any: The risk to health care workers from caring for aids patients, even in the chaos of south africa, is near zero. Casual contact simply does not seem to transmit the virus. ...Read more

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Tips for someone living with ulcerative colitis?

Tips for someone living with ulcerative colitis?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve colitis is by stopping foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein since they also cause inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. The Paleo Solution by R. Wolfe is a great book ...Read more

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How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

Near normal life: HIV infected persons who respond to treatment and are compliant with treatment have near normal life span. ...Read more

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How to cope with living with someone with mental illness?

How to cope with living with someone with mental illness?

Mental Illness: Coping with living with someone who is mentally ill, depends on what type of illness this person has. National alliance on mental illness has lots of helpful information for families and significant others: http://www.Nami.Org/ also there may be support groups in your community. Ask your doctor and/or your relative's psychiatrist/nurses, etc. Be well! ...Read more

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Can i get aids from sharing asame whistle with an HIV infected person?

No: There is no risk of transmission of HIV to you from blowing your friends whistle. Even if your friend had a minute amount of blood on the whistle from some serious blowing, HIV is a very fragile virus and would not survive in the environment to even have the possibility of being infective. Rest assured. Take care. ...Read more

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Does assisted living allow people with cognitive impairment in?

Does assisted living allow people with cognitive impairment in?

Yes they do!: Assisted living facilities are long-term programs, regulated independently by each state. In fact, a large number of residents often have alzheimer's or other dementias. Services are provided on a 24-hour basis and include treatment and care based on individualized assessments. Dignity and quality of life are also key elements of care (see www.Alz.Org). ...Read more

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Is there anyone who has experienced power of healing words with living with cancer?

Is there anyone who has experienced power of healing words with living with cancer?

Comfort: Yes always good to have faith, to console from suffering, but still has to under go conventional treatments for best possible results. ...Read more

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Power of healing words from preacher for living with cancer?

Power of healing words from preacher for living with cancer?

Help, not cure: Having a faith community's support -- clergy, health care providers who are believers -- is helpful in day-to-day survival and it may be that there benefits to the spirit -- peace, love, equanimity, courage. Don't expect it to affect the course of the illness, but be open to other benefits. ...Read more

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What are the coping strategies for living with illness or disability?

What are the coping strategies for living with illness or disability?

Remember Humanity: As difficult as it is to live with a recognized illness or disability, the invisible ones (like vision loss, mental illness, etc.) pose the additional challenge of being dismissed by able-bodied folks as minimal. Do not "become" your disability, but rather, seek to find meaning in the ways that you still can heal others, and in so doing, you heal yourself. ...Read more

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Is having Alzheimer's similar to living with cancer?

Is having Alzheimer's similar to living with cancer?

No: Alzheimer's disease is a progressive loss of cognitive abilities and function while with most cancers, the person can function well until shortly before death. ...Read more

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Power of healing prayer in living with cancer?

Power of healing prayer in living with cancer?

Prayer: I believe that hope is an extremely important part of the healing process and that prayer can play a valuable role in that. Where i work, doctors and nurses routinely pray with patients. ...Read more

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Can TB come from living with an infected person?

Can TB come from living with an infected person?

Yes: If you are exposed to someone with active TB infection involving the lungs, then there is a risk for your inhaling the TB bug & getting infected. Once this infected person has received effective therapy for at least 2 months and is no longer sputum positive, the risk of transmission drops significantly. Other forms of TB (bone, lymph node etc.) not involving lungs are generally not contagious. ...Read more

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Hiv Positive (Definition)

Hiv-positive people are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus hiv, the agent of the ...Read more