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Addiction and the ‘Stigma’ of the Disease and How We Are All the Same

Addiction and the ‘Stigma’ of the Disease and How We Are All the Same

Addiction is a disease! It has been stigmatized and criminalized and it affects millions of people worldwide. How different are we all in our needs.

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Alcoholism – A Disease Or a Symptom?

Alcoholism – A Disease Or a Symptom?

Alcohol is a drug that has been around for thousands of years. Ever since the discovery by Persian chemists around 600AD, has Alcohol been used for medicinal, recreational and industrial uses. Throughout years people have blended it, distilled it, mixed it, in order to make it more pallatable, and yet the affect on the body…

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Why Alcoholism is a Disease

Why Alcoholism is a Disease

Many people believe alcohol is a vice – some kind of moral deficiency. Why alcoholism officially qualifies as a disease is primarily because the progression of the disease is predictable and alcohol addiction has been linked to a genetic predisposition. Alcoholism is recognized by the medical community as a disease as defined by the National…

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Living With A Spouse Struggling With Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Living With A Spouse Struggling With Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

This story takes the reader into an eye-opening world of the early-onset of Alzheimer’s Disease striking a 50- something scholar and teacher/school administrator at the height of her career. Several hundred thousand American families are now dealing with a family member battling various stages of this, as yet, incurable, progressive, degenerative brain disease. As illnesses…

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Do You Know Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease?

Do You Know Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects approximately 5.3 million people in the U.S. Do you know someone with a memory problem?

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Preventable?

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Preventable?

There is a growing fear of Alzheimer’s disease amongst us as we age and who wouldn’t? Given the knowledge and facts, that it afflicts only the vast majority of the elderly and aged; as it is currently perceived to be incurable. It certainly has a profound effect on those reaching their golden years and sends…

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Amazing Free 15 Minute Online Test For Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Amazing Free 15 Minute Online Test For Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

An early warning test for Alzheimer's that takes only 15 minutes to complete has been designed by British Scientists, which can spot signs of the debilitating brain disease in people as young as 50. This on line, interactive computer based interactive quiz provides users with an instant result and could help prevent or delay the…

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Dyslexia is a Mental Disease

Dyslexia is a Mental Disease

Some time ago, I happened to watch a movie title “Tara Zameen Pe” it is fantastic and amazing movie with unique and exceptional topic. The main protagonist of the movie is a boy of thirteen who has the disease of Dyslexia. He dislikes studies as he is unable to read and write properly and he…

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Alcoholism and Drug Addiction – A Disease Or Not?

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction – A Disease Or Not?

Alcoholism and drug addiction are two maladies that have severely afflicted scores of people across the globe. Now, whether these two should be categorized under diseases like cancer or heart disease is a debate that seems to rage on and create great controversy. The medical community today generally seem to support the view that addictions…

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Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease that slowly deteriorates memory and cognitive abilities. It is the most common cause of dementia with 10% of the population over 65 years of age and 50% of those over 85 having Alzheimer's disease. Research has also determined that the incidence of dementia almost doubles every 5 years…

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