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Combatting Dementia & Alzheimers: Tips for Loving Your Brain

June was Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimers' Association has some simple tips for all of us to increase brain health, including staying physically, mentally and socially engaged. For more information, check out, "10 Ways to Love Your Brain". From all of us at Rosen & Spears, we wish you good brain health. ————————————————————————————————– Rosen & … Continue reading

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Dementia and Intimacy

According to the National Institute of Health, it is estimated that “more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease”, and that number is expected to grow along with America’s aging population.  While there are many questions raised with our increasing life span and aging population, one of the more complex issues centers on dementia and … Continue reading

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Caring for our Elders

Life expectancy in the USA rose in 2012 to 78.8 years.  This is wonderful news for many, but also brings about the prospect that many of us are, or will be, caring for aging loved ones.  By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. A new … Continue reading

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Decreasing Stress: April is Stress Awareness Month

We are continually finding out more about the harmful effects stress has on our health and well-being, and the many benefits of decreasing stress. Anytime is a good time to work on decreasing stress, and April is the designated “Stress Awareness Month”. Rosen & Spears, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse attorneys, understand the tremendous … Continue reading

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Trucking Accidents – Who can be sued?

There are often a number of potential defendants in a case involving a commercial truck accident.   Under the law, the trucking company is responsible for the actions of its drivers who are negligent or reckless in the course and scope of their employment. the driver in most cases will also be sued. If the … Continue reading

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Is it dementia, or could it be something else?

  There are dozens of causes of dementia-like symptoms. Simple and treatable conditions may advance quickly in elders, and may cause symptoms that can be confused with dementia, such as: Normal pressure hydrocephalus (a gradual buildup of spinal fluid in the brain). Interactions of medications. Depression or another mental health disorder. Urinary tract infections. Thyroid disease. Vitamin … Continue reading

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Resident Rights Month

Rosen & Spears would like to acknowledge the efforts of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care which has established October as Resident Rights Month.  The focus for 2014 is “Better Staffing: The Key to Better Care”.  Please visit their site, and especially take a moment to read comments from consumers of long-term care.  Compassionate … Continue reading

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