Living with Frontotemporal Dementia: Results from the Caregiver Experience Study presented by Cindy Wong, RN at FTD: A Challenge for Caregivers, an educational series presented by the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
The Early Signs and Symptoms campaign aims to help people recognise dementia symptoms in themselves or their loved ones.
The strategic direction for social care
In his second video blog, National Clinical Director for Dementia Professor Alistair Burns talks about the importance of research into dementia.
Emotional Changes in FTD presented by Katherine P. Rankin, PhD at FTD: A Challenge for Caregivers, an educational series presented by the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
A coalition of trade unions and community sector organisations held a ceremony outside the gates of Dáil Éireann to publicly mark the cutting of the National Minimum Wage which came into effect on 1 February 2011 — Ireland’s Day of Shame. The organisations have also joined forces to campaign for a reversal of the €1 per hour cut to the Minimum Wage and to protect Employment Regulation Orders (EROs) which have recently come under review.
We stand in solidarity with teachers, firefighters, nurses, construction workers and all who are under attack by governors and state legislatures.
Mayo Clinic researchers found that dopamine agonists used in treating Parkinson’s disease result in impulse control disorders in as many as 22 percent of patients. Mayo Clinic first reported on this topic in 2005. The 2005 study linked dopamine agonists to impulse control behaviors such as compulsive gambling and hyper-sexuality.
In 1974 a small group of parents became the first in the nation to publicly refuse blame for causing their children to have schizophrenia. They formed Parents of Adult Schizophrenics and their activism led to parents around the nation demanding changes in how the disease is understood and treated. Parents of Adult Schizophrenics waged their battles in an era when mental hospitals were shutting down and the most severely ill patients were turned over to the promise of community care. Yet that community care rarely materialized.
UNICEF correspondent Priyanka Pruthi reports on UNICEF’s flagship publication, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2011,’ which is dedicated to investing in the development of adolescents to help break the cycles of poverty and inequity.
Robert Salzman, 51, has spent most of his life incarcerated, but a chance meeting with a film director last year has him concentrating on a new life as a film actor.
UNICEF correspondent Kyle O’Donoghue reports on the determination of David Vandy, 15, a boy in rural Sierra Leone who raises and sells crops to help pay his own school fees.
This short vignette raises awareness of the prevalence and consequences of underage alcohol use, emphasizes that all adults bear responsibility for preventing underage drinking, and offers tips for those who are of legal age for how to behave in the company of those who are underage. This video was produced through the SAMHSA/CSAP Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives (UADPEI) in an ongoing collaboration with States and Territories to produce videos that support local underage drinking prevention communications efforts. Across the Nation, every State and Territory is unique and so are their approaches to preventing and reducing underage drinking. The video project supports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Strategic Initiative #1: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, which states, “… prevention of underage drinking [is] a priority for States, Territories, Tribal entities, universities and communities.”
AIDS.gov spoke with Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to learn more about the 12 Cities Project and its connection to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
This short vignette raises awareness of youth access to alcohol, emphasizes the fact that adults are responsible for preventing underage drinking, and shares tips for keeping youth safe and healthy. This video was produced through the SAMHSA/CSAP Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives (UADPEI) in an ongoing collaboration with States and Territories to produce videos that support local underage drinking prevention communications efforts. Across the Nation, every State and Territory is unique and so are their approaches to preventing and reducing underage drinking. The video project supports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Strategic Initiative #1: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, which states, “… prevention of underage drinking [is] a priority for States, Territories, Tribal entities, universities and communities.”
“Let us also be very clear,” Sanders said. “Social Security has never contributed one dime to the federal budget deficit or the national debt. In fact, Social Security currently has a $2.6 trillion surplus that is projected to grow to $4.2 trillion in 2023. It is absurd, therefore, to be discussing Social Security within the context of deficit reduction.” Sanders’ bill would require extraordinary majorities in Congress to approve any reduction in benefits. “Congress should not be able to cut the hard-earned Social Security benefits of current or future eligible recipients without a two-thirds vote by the Senate and the House,” Sanders said.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) introduced the same measure in the House. “Social Security is an intergenerational contract that has never been broken. The GOP has pledged to attack its very foundation. This bill would arm us for the coming battle,” Weiner said.
Mayo Clinic neurologist, Dr. David Knopman, an Alzheimer’s disease specialist responds to the results of a recent survey which found Alzheimer’s disease is ranked right behind cancer as the most feared diseases in the United States.
Christopher A. Wall, M.D. discusses the pediatric bipolar biobank at Mayo Clinic. The biobank is a resource for the bipolar research community working to confirm risk factors and discover additional contributors to bipolar disorder susceptibility and response to treatment. Funding for an individualized medicine biobank for pediatric bipolar disorder was approved in May 2010. A study of children at risk for bipolar disease will include participants whose parents are included in the adult study. Additional participants will be recruited after the study protocol is approved.
UNICEF correspondent Anja Baron reports on UNGEI event “”Empowering Girls: Education and Technology”
The National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) campaign offers help and hope not only for individuals receiving recovery services, and in recovery, but for families, loved ones, and friends. The benefits of treatment and recovery ripple out across entire communities throughout our Nation, proving there are effective treatments and people do recover. As the Road to Recovery series kicks off its 11th season, this episode will highlight the many accomplishments of the 2010 Recovery Month campaign and look forward to a successful September 2011 Recovery Month.
“Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.” — Michael Moore
Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal, NAB Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, talks about volunteering in disaster situations.
Karla Dawson, age 14, British Virgin Islands, 2009 | A poem expresses the pressures and fears of drugs in the schoolyard. Created in the 2009 Barbados oneminutesjr. workshop and featured on the SOWC 2011 website.
Facing a mounting housing shortage, squatters have transformed an abandoned skyscraper in downtown Caracas into a makeshift home for more than 2,500 people.
By Marcus Bleasdale / VII in association with Human Rights Watch and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Recently the Obama administration continued military aid to four countries known for their use of Child Soldiers, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Yemen and Southern Sudan by issuing a waiver to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act. In a memorandum to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Obama said he had determined that the waiver was in “the national interest.” “One Voice, One Thousand Children” is a two part series by Marcus Bleasdale looking at Child Soldiers in the first part and Young Girls who are conscripted, raped and made the wives of soldiers in the second. The stories are told by two distinct single voices representing many.
Experts warn UK alcohol death rate is more than double that of countries with similar drinking cultures. How are they tackling the issue?
The Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence 8-Day Residential Treatment Program is an intensive program for people who have not been effectively treated with less intensive interventions. If you are one of those persons that has “tried everything” this program was designed for you. The program provides residential treatment in a protected, smoke-free environment. Participants stay on the Mayo Medical Center campus throughout the program under the supervision of our professional staff.
The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of prescription drug overdoses. Over 27,000 people died from overdoses in 2007, a number that has risen five-fold since 1990 and has never been higher. Prescription drugs are now involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.
Margaret Chesney explores how to manage stress for a more healthy life.
UNICEF correspondent Anja Baron reports on the delivery of critical supplies to flood-affected families amidst harsh winter conditions in Pakistan.
Prof Sir Ian Gilmore says the number of alcohol related deaths in the UK will increase unless the government acts.
Senator Bernie Sanders explains why it’s so important to stop the Union busters across the country.
“Show Me How” is a 90-second “commercial” for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. Using cutting-edge techniques taken from music videos and original music performed by 11- to 13-year old young people, “Show Me How” depicts the challenges facing youth in our communities and the successful solutions provided by this unique Federal-local partnership.
Luisa Cabal, Director of the International Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights, ties human rights with the health and empowerment of women around the world
This is the response to questions asked by the public via Facebook, Twitter, and SAMHSA’s blog about mental health and addictions services parity in part of SAMHSA’s Ask SAMHSA series.
A range of measures to tackle anti-social behaviour have been unveiled by the government today. Here James Brokenshire explains new plans which include ‘community triggers’ that would compel local agencies to investigate anti-social behaviour if it has been repeatedly complained about.
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UNICEF’s Malcolm Brabant reports on children and families in Pakistan who survived massive floods in 2010 but are at risk from harsh winter conditions.
Children and teenagers are being told to think before sending explicit images of themselves to their partners by text or email.
CEF is a student organization at UNC-Chapel Hill. The group provides small loans to homeless or impoverished people, along with financial literacy training, skills-building workshops and counseling. https://communityempowermentfund.org/
Father Greg Boyle, founder and executive director, Homeboy Industries; author of “Tattoos on the Heart,” talks at UCLA about his experiences with gang prevention and intervention in Los Angeles.
Presented by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University, the Yale AIDS Colloquium Series (YACS) is an interdisciplinary academic forum for discussion of HIV/AIDS-related research and policy
For many of us, today’s world is out of balance, characterized by breaking news every minute, instant messaging, new technologies to be mastered and more channels of communication than ever before. Scientific advances from integrative medicine can help you bring the balance back and improve the quality of your day.
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College campuses across the United States are seeing more mixed-race students than ever before. They are leading a sea of change in how we think about race and ethnicity.
Care Services Minister Paul Burstow introduces the Government’s Mental Health Strategy
UC Berkeley is celebrating its unique place in the history of the Peace Corps, as the agency’s all time top producer of volunteers. Past, present, and future Berkeley graduates tell about their bond with the Peace Corps.
Australian journalist Gay Alcorn claims that feminism has fallen short at significantly influencing pop culture. “I’d argue that in Australia, sexism is so embedded we barely notice it,” says Alcorn, and “even if we do, most people have stopped fighting it.”