Entries by UK HealthCare

Sundown Syndrome can be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Have you ever noticed that a family member becomes confused, irritable or restless as night falls? Or as the night progresses, they become agitated and pace throughout the house? This person could be showing signs of sundowning, a phenomenon commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Sundowning, or Sundown Syndrome, is the materialization of different […]

Simple reminders can prevent a heatstroke tragedy

As we enter the dog days of summer, when the heat and humidity seems unbearable at times, it’s important to remember steps to protect our children against heatstroke. Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children younger than 14. In 2014, 32 children died from heatstroke, and heatstroke […]

Cooking Demonstration!

Join us for a FREE cooking demonstration, featuring: Head Chef Jason Ritchey from The Villiage Idiot  Wednesday, July 8 from 11am-12pm 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building at the UK Markey Cancer Center   A free program, open to the public. Watch and learn how to make something tasty at home, and sample it! No reservations necessary.

Smoothie day — June 24

Join us at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 24 for a smoothie demonstration and free samples! Learn how to make a healthy and delicious smoothie, while trying tasty samples. Location: 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building, Psych-Oncology Services

Summer gardening

It’s not too late to cultivate! Planting your own herbs and vegetables can be nutritious and inexpensive – as well as therapeutic. It doesn’t have to even be challenging. Try growing some low-maintenance herbs such as basil, parsley and chives; then, use them to spice up your dishes for extra flavor and nutritional benefits of […]

Smoothie Day — April 22

Join us at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 22 for a smoothie demonstration and free samples! Learn how to make a healthy and delicious smoothie, while trying tasty samples. Location: 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building, Psych-Oncology Services