The Silent Pain of Alzheimer’s: How You Can Help Your Loved One

People at the end stages of Alzheimer’s disease are commonly afflicted with pain and suffering. Communicating this pain is a struggle for many of these patients, caretakers, and loved ones. Not only does the patient have to deal with the physical and mental deterioration accompanying dementia, but that person is often dealing with chronic pain …

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Diane Rehm on Parkinson’s Disease and the Right to Die

Diane Rehm is the well-known host of The Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio.  She and her husband, John were married for 54 years. He died in 2014 from Parkinson’s disease, but his death was prolonged despite his strong wish for help to die comfortably, and on his own terms. We’ll talk to Diane …

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Postherpetic Neuralgia (Chronic Shingles Pain)

Although the symptoms associated with shingles can be distressing, the pain that persists after the rash resolves, known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most worrisome. Traveling, shopping, cooking, and even dressing may all come to a halt. Hacky Clark, a successful estate attorney explains firsthand how PHN has affected his life and PHN expert Dr. …

Pain in Older Adults

Are you afraid of developing pain as you get older? Older adults are the fastest growing segment of the world’s population, and pain is the most common reason they seek medical care. Fortunately, chronic pain is not an inevitable part of aging. Today’s show features  a story of success from Manny Bellmore, an active 76 …