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ARE CATS CRAZY, GOOFY, OR JUST DIFFERENT??? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 14 Aug 2011 12:00am No, it's not that Helpful Buckeye isn't fond of cats...although our cat-loving readers may have concluded that from the lead-in line above.  Really, when you stop to think about it, even cat lovers will admit that their cats act in peculiar ways a lot of the time.  That's why there are more jokes and snide comments about unusual cat be ... Read on »
THE CAT'S MEOW.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 29 Aug 2010 12:00am OK, it's been more than 2 months since our last feature issue on cats and some of our cat fanciers are getting edgy waiting for their next fix on cat information.  Helpful Buckeye understands that there are now more cats as pets in the USA than dogs...cat owners don't need to keep reminding me of that fact!  However, just going by the amou ... Read on »
111 Alzheimer's in cats by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:07pm Who knew? A recent study shows that our feline friends also get Alzheimer's. I have to wonder HOW you would know your cat had AD. With my dad (who is NOT a cat) it started with his posture, then his language skills. I only have one cat left, who is 13 and mopey over the loss of his best friend, and he's also got a cold right now. I can't im ... Read on »
What Does Dementia Forget? by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Sun 03 Jul 2011 8:41am Most of us dementia caregivers get into trouble because we forget what dementia forgets. Believe me, I know. I’m almost as bad as you are. But not quite. Here is my special reminder list for you. Think of it as a check-list of things that will drive you crazy if you forget them. Remember, I spent 20 years fighting to swim upstream in the river ... Read on »
Susceptibility of domestic cats to chronic wasting disease by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 6:09pm Susceptibility of domestic cats to chronic wasting disease Candace K. Mathiason1,#, Amy V. Nalls1, Davis M. Seelig1, Susan L. Kraft2, Kevin Carnes2, Kelly R. Anderson1, Jeanette Hayes-Klug1 and Edward A. Hoover1 + Author Affiliations 1Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Patholo ... Read on »
Surviving Caregiving – Once a caregiver … by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 2:25pm Surviving as a caregiver is of particular concern while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Caring for a brain-impaired loved one who cannot converse meaningfully can become so stressful that many caregivers will not finish caregiving. Since all of us will either BE a caregiver (if we’re not one currently) or NEED a caregiver, our li ... Read on »
LIVER DISEASE IN DOGS AND CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 Aug 2012 12:00am Helpful Buckeye has received several e-mails asking about liver disease in dogs and cats.  These pet owners report having been told by their veterinarian that their pet might have some type of liver disorder.  Apparently being of an inquisitive nature, some of these pet owners wanted to know a bit more about the liver and its disease ... Read on »
Learning Dementia Logic by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Sun 30 Sep 2012 10:43am Stevie was a wonderful woman I looked after on the Oregon coast. She was tiny, an elf-like woman in her 80s. Lively, sweet, funny and just loved all her pets. And there were lots of them — 3 indoor dogs, 3 indoor cats and 5 outdoor cats who slept in the garage. Much of her day was spent refilling all those pet bowls with food. She would t ... Read on »
dementia patient hit by train by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted Mon 03 Feb 2014 3:22pm The first time my dad went missing, he was really lost.  The second time, though, he was angry.  He was going to go walk in front of a truck.  He wouldn't get into my car (once he was located) and it took a police officer to get him into a vehicle and home. It's really hard to judge how much people with dementia retain.  The last time I saw ... Read on »
Normal Weird Dementia Stuff by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Tue 03 Aug 2010 7:18am Normal Weird Dementia Stuff Since people are so confused about dementia, I’m going to list things that may look odd but are the normal things of dementia. 1. Noun Loss: It’s normal for people with dementia to be unable to bring your name to mind. It doesn’t mean they hate you. It means they have dementia, which is a physical deterio ... Read on »