Month: July 2011

Storytelling May Help People with Alzheimer's Disease

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease leaves the patient and families feeling helpless and hopeless in the face of a disorder that takes away memories. To many, it feels as though the disease slowly takes away lives. Depression and cognitive decline seem inevitable. Now, new research by experts at the University of Missouri shows that …

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When Bargains & Garage Sales Can Be Dangerous

Do you brake for yard sales?  Bargain-hunt on Craigslist?  Raid Grandma’s attic for useful items? You may unintentionally bring home danger. According to an article in The New York Times, there are many items that should never be handed down or passed along. And the list is lengthy! Baby cribs, for instance: From 2007 to …

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Nursing Home Residents, Medications, and Risk of Falling

Although many studies have linked antidepressant use among the elderly and falls, new study published in the Journal of Gerontology looked at the specifics of why this happens. According to ScienceDaily, researchers from the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School) found that nursing home residents have a five-fold increased …

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Football Players Sue League Over Concussion Risks

If you have been following our blogs about football and concussion risks, then you know that this was bound to happen. According to an article on CNN.com: Seventy-five former professional football players are suing the National Football League, saying the league knew as early as the 1920s of the harmful effects of concussions on players’ …

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Attorney David Henson Honored by The American Association for Justice

HensonFuerst Attorneys is proud to announce that David Henson, our own managing partner, was honored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) during the 65th Annual AAJ Conference in New York on July 10, 2011. He was given the prestigious Heavy Lifting Award to recognize his commitment to the organization and his continuing efforts to recruit …

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