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The caduceus--Protector of Big Pharma Against Dementia
The World Alzheimer Report of
2011 reported that we do not know the benefits of screening and early diagnosis
of dementia. All assume that people should be checked early for dementia, but
we do not know whether there is an advantage to be diagnosed with the...

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Witness my Life: A Psychotherapist's Journey to Healing
Witness my Life: A Psychotherapist Journey to Healing Why is it that people participate in research? A new method of recording and documenting perspectives from
a community perspective, called photovoice, has started generating interesting
results. Photovoi...

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Reminiscing Therapy and Dementia
In 1959, Erik Erikson published the first theory of personality that included older people. Before this, theories stopped at adulthood. His mentor, and father of psychodynamic therapy, Sigmund Freud, discounted older people since he believed they are not ab...

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Alzheimer's disease Repeating Failures
--> Chameleon Dementias In 1976, a two-page editorial in the journal Archives of
Neurology (now JAMA Neurology), penned by the neurologist Richard Katzman,
transformed Alzheimer’s disease into an overnight sensation. The title of the
paper emphasized the ai...

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The Rise and Fall of Long Term Care Insurance
This year two small insurance units of Penn Treaty American
Corporation—with combined assets of about $600 million but with liabilities topping
$4 billion—will go bankrupt. This is unlikely to affect many of the largest
insurance companies in the country th...
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