Does the size of your brain predict the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease? One study released December 2011 in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds that smaller brain size has a high correlation with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Technically, the researchers found that the thickness of regions of… Read More »
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Tweet Support #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf
Twitter? Isn’t that where everyone talks about what they had for breakfast? That’s the reaction I often get whenever I mention Twitter as a great support system for parents of children with autism. A twitter hashtag (#) is a way to find tweets that have a common subject, in this case, #autism. Anyone who… Read More »
Do You Have Perfect Pitch?
The elevator speech, so named because you should be able to describe your business and get the listener to want to hear more in the time an elevator ride takes, is a skill every small business owner needs to know. There are numerous articles on the internet about how to best craft a short… Read More »
Autism: Tips for the Holidays
Just a very quick post to direct my readers to this page at Autism Speaks. There are more links on that page to websites that have tips for helping families and their loved ones with autism have a happy holiday, found here at Autism Services Foundation, and for reducing holiday stress found here at Autism… Read More »
K.I.D.S. Plus on Long Island Special Needs Radio
Join “Special Needs Long Island,” the radio program focused on the Special Needs Community, as we feature Tammie Topel, Founder/President K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. and David Flood, K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. Board Member Monday, December 19th at 6:30pm. K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Foundation which was established in 2009. K.I.D.S. Plus provides therapeutic recreation and… Read More »
Long Island Bus Meets Keystone Cops
In the latest Long Island Bus takeover news, Newsday reports that the parent company of the private bus company that is scheduled to take over for the MTA on January 1st, has declared that it intends to put the transportation arm of its company up for sale, and get out of the transportation business. Nassau… Read More »
Alzheimer's or a Vitamin Deficiency?
According to an article in today’s New York Times by health writer Jane Brody, below normal levels of B-12 can sometimes mimic the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. According to Brody, Vitamin B-12 is absorbed less readily as we age, and a deficiency can cause symptoms of memory loss and confusion–the same symptoms as an… Read More »