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Columbus Man Documents Mother’s Dementia in Weekly Youtube Series

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A heartbreaking diagnosis launched a local man’s Youtube series, where he documents his and his mother’s adventures as she progresses into Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of dementia after alzheimer’s.

Joey Daley, of Dublin, and his mother, Molly, are featured in the videos where he captures every moment, both happy and terrifying.

Most recently, Daley filmed the first time his mother forgot about him, a video that garnered more than 700,000 views on Youtube the night it was posted.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Daley started a “Mother and Son’s Journey With Dementia,” to when he noticed her symptoms were quickly worsening. His mother was officially diagnosed two years ago.

Lewy body symptoms include memory loss, stiffness and gait trouble like Parkinson’s, and unique symptoms like hallucinations or vivid dreams, the Dispatch reports. An estimated 210,000 Ohioans and 30,000 central Ohioans have alzheimer’s, and 1.3 million Americans have Lewy body dementia. Alzheimer’s has no cure or effective treatment, but Lewy body dementia symptoms can be managed with proper medication.

You can view the above mentioned video below, and watch Daley’s and his mother’s journey on Youtube here.

 

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Meditation Monday

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Meditation is continually lauded by doctors, mental health experts, and self help gurus for the benefits it has on both our physical and mental health. In an effort to offer something restorative, as we navigate these difficult times, (614) is teaming up with meditation experts to bring you moments of rest through all the stress. This week's meditation is led by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High. An instructor for over 40 years, Marcia is also a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, and sits on the community advisory board for The Ohio State University's Center for Integrated Health and Wellness.

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Columbus Marathon Canceled

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The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon has announced the cancelation of its 2020 Marathon. Originally planned for Oct. 18, the marathon is the latest in a string of future events cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Board Chairman Dan Leit stated “The safety of our athletes, volunteers, first responders, team and the entire community is the top priority for our event.” 

The races Director Darris Blackford stated in a press release that “When you think about the best health and safety practices needed to help slow the spread of the virus, holding a major running footrace isn’t the responsible thing to do right now.”

Since its debut in 2012, the race has raised over $10 million for Nationwide Children's Hospitals patients and families. 

There is not yet an announcement on what form of fundraising event will take place instead, and athletes have been sent instructions for how to receive a refund for the event in the meantime. 
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{WATCH} Meditation Monday

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Meditation is continually lauded by doctors, mental health experts, and self-help gurus for the benefits it has on both our physical and mental health. In an effort to offer something restorative, as we navigate these difficult times, (614) is teaming up with meditation experts to bring you moments of rest through all the stress. This week’s meditation is led by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High. An instructor for over 40 years, Marcia is also a Certified Reiki Master Teacher and sits on the community advisory board for The Ohio State University’s Center for Integrated Health and Wellness.

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