Q. My father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He and my mother live in their home and have required little outside help and support. Recently, however, my father has stopped sleeping and he becomes very agitated at night. I’m very concerned, not only for him but for my mother. I’ve done a lot of research on “Sundowning,” as it’s called, and have spoken with professionals but none of their recommendations or the suggested remedies have worked.
Infectious disease experts meeting Monday in Fort Lauderdale addressed potential challenges posed by viruses such as Ebola, and advocated for continued surveillance and preparedness by public officials.
My friend’s 7-year-old daughter wore a pink dress. We had a play date and she knows pink is the color of breast cancer awareness. I brought glitter, colored paper and scissors. She had the stickers and the glue.
Sujata Santiago was just 34 in January when her gynecologist noticed a lump on her right breast. After a mammogram, biopsy and ultrasound, she had her diagnosis in March: stage II invasive ductal carcinoma.
Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.
When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic.
Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.
In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.