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Advice on Caring For Controlling Loved Ones
At her most controlling times, Christina Moore's grandmother had members of her large extended family taking her to the grocery store up to three times a week - and often, for just one or two items. She also demanded her daughter take her to the doctor for any ailment that surfaced. 

Even when she would take her grandmother along on her own family's grocery store runs, Moore says she was needy, demanding and even jealous of Moore's two young children. These trips - and her grandmother's attitude - pushed Moore to her limits.

Brenda Avadian, MA, founded   The Caregivers Voice to serve family caregivers and professionals who work with adults with cognitive impairment or dementia caused by Alzheimer's, stroke, related illnesses or trauma. Avadian was a caregiver for both parents - her mother had congestive heart failure and her father lived with Alzheimer's - and both went through periods of being controlling.


World-first pill may stop Parkinson's

A new therapy that appears to stop Parkinson's disease "in its tracks" will begin phase-one clinical trials in humans next year.

The therapy, developed by researchers at the University of Queensland - and partly under-written by the Michael J Fox Foundation - is a world first because it stops the death of brain cells in Parkinson's sufferers rather than managing symptoms.

If human trials echo the stunning results in animal testing, the inflammation of the brain that causes so much of the progressive damage in Parkinson's disease (PD) could be halted by taking a single pill each day.

The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors
Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age.
People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions in order to stay healthy.

Making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing weight, can help you avoid senior health risks, though "you also need to be physically active and eat a healthy diet," explains Jeanne Wei, MD, PhD, executive director of the Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Including a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in the health concerns of aging, on your senior healthcare team can help you learn how to live better with any chronic diseases.

Then you too can be among the 41 percent of people over 65 who say their health is very good or excellent, according to the CDC.

Walk to End Alzheimer's wrap-up
The Visiting Angels of Pikesville Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's wanted to say THANK YOU again to all of you who donated in support of our efforts on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association. This year we are proud to say that through your generosity our team raised $1,542.00 !!
Team Captain Marcy Silver is pictured with her family at the 2018 Walk
Although it was breezy and chilly, the Walk along the Canton waterfront was beautiful, the flower ceremony inspiring, and the hope expressed for a cure in our lifetime all we needed to motivate us  to participate again in the Walk in 2019! And hopefully, in the upcoming year, more of our clients and caregivers will join our team and Walk with us!