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The Psychology of Pain
October 16, 2009 9:40 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Read my latest Gerotalk column on the ADVANCE web site: The Psychology of Pain . Read More...
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Doing More to Assist with Pain Management
September 18, 2009 10:33 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Pain management is a prominent issue in long-term care. For many years providing pain medication on a regular basis was irrationally feared based on risking a potential addiction to the resident. As we have become more enlightened, the fear of addiction Read More...
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Changes in the Hippocampus Underlie Memory Changes with Age
September 8, 2009 9:34 AM by Brian Garavaglia
The hippocampus is a region of the brain located in the medial temporal lobe, which is that area located on each side of person's head. If you look at your head and take the region where your ears are located, and pass an imaginary line into your skull Read More...
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The Genetics of Alzheimer’s: Be Careful About Inferring Too Much
July 14, 2009 6:35 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Many individuals often refer to the underlying genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease. The inference that many individuals make is genes are destiny. In other words, once a person holds the given genetic makeup they ultimately assume or infer the underlying Read More...
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Blood Sugar Levels May Be Critical to Preventing Memory Loss
May 12, 2009 3:14 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Click here to read Brian's column " Gerotalk " on the ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management Web site. In the May 2009 edition of Scientific American Mind , a short article is provided on the research conducted by Scott Small at Columbia University. The Read More...
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Need for Greater Neurocognitive Rehabilitation in LTC
December 9, 2008 11:25 AM by Brian Garavaglia
In long-term care rehabilitation is a very important part of treatment for many residents. Rehabilitation is a very important part of the interdisciplinary team process that focuses on helping those with physical impediments regain much, it not all, of Read More...
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Recognize Alzheimer’s as a Social Disease
June 19, 2008 10:52 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive and debilitating disease that often leads to a person's inability to understand and be aware of their conscious existence. As a disease it is incurable and due to its inevitable progression, leads to one of the most Read More...
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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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