March 23, 2016 by Dean Bellefeuille

For family members in the Syracuse, NY area who provide care to senior or disabled loved ones, caring for others can feel like your entire world. Caring for the many and varied needs of elderly parents, teenagers, a spouse, a career, pets, a home (or two!) leaves little, if any, time to care for yourself, and can leave you feeling exhausted and stressed. It isn’t just hard to do it all, it’s impossible to do it all equally well, and it’s more than OK to admit that!

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 March 16, 2016 by Dean Bellefeuille

The brain is an incredible, complex machine. While quite small, weighing in at only 3 pounds, it can produce enough energy to power a light bulb and to process information at a speed of up to 268 miles per hour. This amazing structure is also quite delicate. Despite being fairly well protected, one strong bump to the head can result in irreparable damage to the brain.

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 March 8, 2016 by Dean Bellefeuille

With rates of Alzheimer’s disease reaching such epic numbers across the country, many of us feel overly concerned when we witness periods of forgetfulness, confusion, or disorientation in a senior loved one. And while a physician should investigate these symptoms, they may not mean what you think they mean. Certain symptoms that we traditionally associate with Alzheimer’s and dementia could be indicative of a variety of other conditions, many of which are easily treated, such as:

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