Home Care Expert Explains Ways to Communicate with Dementia Patients Easily

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Michele Berman of Comfort Keepers of Philadelphia, an award-winning home care agency, gives tips on how to communicate with those who suffer from dementia.

Dementia is a multi-natured disease that affects millions all over the world. Dementia also can diminish a person’s communication skills.”

— Michele Berman, Owner

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dementia is a multi-natured disease that affects millions all over the world. Dementia embodies a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily life and functioning.

Problems with Dementia begin with at least two different brain functions, such as memory loss and impaired judgment. This could also include the inability to perform daily activities such as cooking or paying bills. Dementia also can diminish a person’s communication skills gradually.

Difficulty with Communication: Look for Clues

When looking for changes in communication skills, look for ones that are aligned with the symptoms of Dementia. Examples of symptoms of Dementia are:
-Use familiar words often
-Inventing new words to describe everyday things
-Losing train of thought often
-Reverting to a native language
-Having difficulty organizing concepts in a logical way
-Speaking less often

Communication During the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia:

What to Expect:
In the mild and early stages of Dementia, an individual is still able to engage in daily dialogue, deep conversations, and social activities. However, the person may unknowingly repeat stories, have difficulty finding the correct word, or feel overwhelmed by excessive verbal stimulation.

The middle stage is usually the longest and can last for several years. As the disease progresses, the person will have greater difficulty communicating and will require a lot of direct care.

The severe stage can last several weeks to several months. As the disease advances, the person may rely on nonverbal communication. This could be through eye contact or body language. Around-the-clock care is usually required at this juncture.

The Best Ways to Communicate:
Dealing with Dementia is a struggle. People that have Dementia usually have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions than a person without Dementia.

Here are some ways on how to help you be successful in communicating with Dementia Patients:

Before You Speak:
-Stay composed. Take a moment to calm yourself before engaging in a conversation.
-Remain focused. Consider what you are going to talk about and stick to that topic. Try always to be positive. Show your positivity in your voice and body language.
-Be the primary focus. Make sure you grab the person’s full attention, and that they can see you clearly. Try to maintain consistent eye contact and remain at their eye level.
-Minimize distractions. Turn off the TV or radio to reduce background noise.
-Match your body language to your words. Make sure that your body language/facial expressions match with what you are saying.
-Never stand too close. Instead, respect the person’s personal space, for this could be intimidating. Allow the person to feel as though they are in control of the situation.
-Use physical contact. Show that you care by holding the individual’s hand or putting your arm around him or her.

How to Speak Correctly:
-Make sure you Speak calmly and clearly. Be aware of how fast you are talking and your clarity in words. Be sure to use a gentle and relaxed tone. A lower pitch is better to use since it is seen as more calming.
-Speak at a slower pace (slightly). Allow time in between sentences for the person to process the information and to respond at their own pace.
-Include the person in conversations with others. This will reduce feelings of exclusion and isolation.
-Avoid confusing and vague statements. If you tell the person to “hop in the shower,” he or she may take your instructions literally. Describe the action in a more direct way to make your directions more clear: “Please come here. Your shower is ready.” Instead of using unclear antecedents such as “it” or “that,” name the object or place directly. Rather than “Here it is,” say “Your coat is right here.”
-Repeat questions or information as necessary. If the person does not respond quickly, wait a moment for them to think. Then ask the person one more time.
-Turn your questions into answers. Provide the patient with the solution rather than an open question. For example, say “Your lunch is right here,” instead of asking, “Are you ready for your lunch?”
-Turn negative things into positive things. Instead of saying, “Don’t go there,” say, “Let’s go here.”
-Try to laugh with them about mistakes and confusions. Humor and fun can bring you closer together with the person and relieve any tensions.

What to Say to the Patient:
-Clearly Identify Yourself. Advance the conversation from a frontal view and maintain good eye contact.
-Call the person by name. It helps keep the person in reality and grabs their attention.
-Use short, simple words and sentences. Lengthy stories or requests can be overwhelming.
-Offer a guess. If the person can’t find the correct word to use or uses the wrong word, try helping them guess the right one.
-Avoid asking too many direct questions. People with dementia often become frustrated if they can’t find the answer. If you have to, ask questions, ask only one question at a time and put them in a way that allows for only a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
-Try not to ask the person to make difficult decisions. Try always to give the person a choice. Too many options can be frustrating.
-Avoid criticizing or correcting. Don’t discourage the person’s effort by telling them that they are incorrect. Instead, try to understand what they are trying to say, and encourage him or her to always correspond their thoughts.
-Avoid arguing. If the person says something you don’t necessarily agree with, try to let it go. Fighting makes things worse. It will also heighten the level of agitation for the person dealing with dementia.

How to Listen:
-Always try to Listen attentively to what the person is trying to communicate.
-Try to be caring and supportive. The person may need more time to process thoughts in conversation. Let the person know you are listening to them.
-Pay attention to hints. If the individual has difficulty finding the right word to use or finishing a sentence, maybe ask them to try to finish it in a different way.
-Remain sympathetic while listening. If the individual is feeling unhappy, let them express their feelings without dismissing them right away. This will show that how much you care.
-After listening, get confirmation. When you have not fully understood what they are saying, tell the person what you have comprehended and make sure you are correct. You may have to repeat yourself to clarify.
-Always use the best judgment. Some people will not remember personal things, such as medical history, family, or friends. You will need to and act appropriately in these situations. For example, they may say that they have just showered when you know they haven’t yet.

Always Keep Corresponding, and Be Respectful:
Remember to always treat a Dementia patient with respect and dignity. Don’t talk about them as if they are not there, or speak to them as you would to a young child. Remaining patient is crucial.

Always offer them ongoing comfort and reassurance, too. If he or she is having trouble communicating, let the person know that it is alright. Try to give support to the person to continue to explain his or her thoughts, no matter what.

Comfort Keepers provides exceptional dementia care and many other services for you or your loved one. Our caregivers are locally based and well trained to help any situation. To contact one of our caregivers call (877) 698-9394.

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Michele Berman, Owner
Comfort Keepers
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You Can Sue Your Employer if They Don't Have Workers' Compensation Insurance

Both PA and NJ are no-fault states for workers’ compensation. Attorney Craig A. Altman outlines PA and NJ workers' compensation law.

If you work for an uninsured employer, you are allowed to file a lawsuit against them.”

— Craig A. Altman

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Employers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Those requirements don’t necessarily make it so in all cases. If you get injured on the job and find out your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance that will compensate you for your medical bills and lost wages during recuperation, you may be able to sue the company.

In New Jersey, failure to carry insurance is actually a disorderly person’s offense. If you’ve suffered an injury while working in Philadelphia, PA, Cherry Hill, NJ, or any surrounding counties, talk with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman who can determine if you have a lawsuit and, if so, will help you file suit against your employer.

WHEN CAN YOU SUE YOUR EMPLOYER FOR A WORK-RELATED INJURY IN PENNSYLVANIA OR NEW JERSEY?

Under NJ and PA workers’ compensation law, you are typically not allowed to sue your employer for negligence. This is because no-fault coverage works both ways. You are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of your own culpability in the accident that caused your injuries. The flip side of this is that in exchange for your employer providing you with coverage for injuries caused on the job, you agree not to sue your employer for negligence — regardless of whether the injuries were permanent or temporary.

As a result of the nature of workers’ compensation law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, workers’ comp is usually the only option available for injured workers. If you work for an uninsured employer, you are allowed to file a lawsuit against them. Additionally, there are a few other exceptions to the “no-fault” law prohibiting employees from suing employers when they are injured. These include:

Intentional Acts – Although workers’ comp generally prohibits you from filing a negligence claim against your employer, there is an exception if your employer intentionally caused your injury. For example, you may be able to sue your employer if they removed safety guards on heavy machinery. This small exception exists for public policy reasons; employers must make every effort to keep workers safe on the job.

Products Liability – Another major exception exists when an employee is injured due to a defective product. In a products liability case, an injured worker may be entitled to compensation far beyond workers’ compensation benefits.

“Off the Job” Accidents – Additionally, if you were not “on the job” when you suffered your injury, you may be able to sue your employer in a civil action. Sometimes employers argue that the employee was not covered by workers’ compensation because he or she was hurt while driving to work. However, this may expose the employer to third-party liability for negligence.

Sexual Harassment and Defamation Cases – You can also potentially sue your employer in sexual harassment and defamation cases.

Retaliation – You may also sue your employer if they fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim. This is because workers’ compensation law explicitly protects employees against retaliation for filing claims.

EVEN IF YOUR EMPLOYER IS UNINSURED, YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO RECOVER WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS IN NEW JERSEY

If you’ve been injured while working for an employer who failed to provide workmans’ comp insurance coverage, you can still potentially receive compensation through the New Jersey Uninsured Employer’s Fund (UEF). The UEF provides temporary disability benefits and medical expenses to workers injured on the job. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you explore your options and navigate this complicated process.

CAN I FILE CLAIMS AGAINST THIRD PARTIES WHO CAUSE WORK-RELATED INJURIES?

Although workers’ compensation typically prevents you from suing your employer, you may have a personal injury claim against a third party, such as a manufacturer, property owner, or subcontractor. Importantly, you can potentially seek compensation for pain and suffering through claims against third parties, which means that the compensation may be greater. You may have a viable claim against a third party in certain instances:

Defective products – You may have a products liability claim against the manufacturer of a defective product that caused your injury.

Slip & Fall accidents – If the accident was caused by a negligent property owner, you might have a valid premises liability claim.

Motor vehicle accidents – If you were injured by a negligent motorist while driving to or from your place of employment, you may have a valid claim against the negligent driver.

Violent assaults – In some circumstances, you may be able to sue a co-worker who assaulted you if the assault stemmed from a personal matter.

REQUEST YOUR FREE CONSULTATION WITH AN EXPERIENCED SOUTH JERSEY & PA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

The experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are here for you. We’ve been fighting for the rights of injured workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for many years. We focus a large part of our practice on workers’ compensation and personal injury law, so we know how to maximize your potential recovery. If you’ve been injured while working, contact one of our skilled attorneys today, or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.

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Malpractice Lawyer Outlines What to do if Your Breast Cancer is Misdiagnosed

Alvin F. de Levie & Associates - Personal Injury Attorneys

Alvin F. de Levie & Associates

The misdiagnosis of a serious illness can bring great consequences. Attorney Alvin de Levie outlines what to do if you experience a breast cancer misdiagnosis.

Unfortunately, despite growing awareness, many medical providers fail to properly diagnose breast cancer. More than 90,000 women have received breast cancer misdiagnoses.”

— Alvin de Levie, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Breast cancer is a serious problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2014 (the most recent numbers available), almost 237,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and over 41,000 of those women died from breast cancer. We have all seen the pink ribbons from organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation on bumper-stickers and t-shirts to raise awareness of breast cancer. Efforts that spread awareness of breast cancer are important, as the American Cancer Society notes those who begin receiving breast cancer treatment early have the highest survival rates.

Unfortunately, despite growing awareness in both the medical community and among the public, many medical providers fail to properly diagnose breast cancer. In this instance, it's important to hire a medical malpractice lawyer. According to a study of breast cancer survivors performed by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, more than 90,000 women received incorrect breast cancer diagnoses. Sometimes, a doctor may misread the patient’s symptoms and diagnose the patient with another medical problem, resulting in a misdiagnosis of breast cancer. Other times, the doctor may miss the symptoms entirely and incorrectly give the patient a clean bill of health, resulting in a failure to diagnose breast cancer. Because early intervention is so important to increase a breast cancer victim’s chances of survival, the failure to make a prompt and proper diagnosis wastes valuable time during which cancer can spread.

What Are The Symptoms Of Breast Cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer vary from person to person. According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, symptoms of breast cancer include:

-Skin changes, such as redness, swelling or noticeable differences in one or both breasts;
-An unexplained increase in size or shape of the breast;
-Nipple discharges (not including breast milk);
-Pain in or on any part of the breast;
-Lumps or nodes that can be felt on or inside of the breast;
-Changes in the appearance of one or both nipples (such as inverted nipples or swollen nipples).

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America also notes several symptoms of more invasive stages of breast cancer, including:

-Change in breast color;
-Peeling or flaking of the skin around the nipple;
-A breast lump or thickening of the breast; and
-Irritated or itchy breasts.

According to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, women should get yearly mammograms starting at age 40 to detect early signs of breast cancer. Regardless of whether you have reached the age where annual screening is recommended, the American Cancer Society recommends that all women of any age be vigilant and report any changes in how their breasts look or feel to their health care provider immediately.

What Kinds Of Failures Lead To A Misdiagnosis Of Breast Cancer?

There are many kinds of negligence that leads either the misdiagnosis of breast cancer or the complete failure to diagnose breast cancer, including:

Breakdowns in Communication Between Doctor and Patient: Women with a family history of breast cancer are often are a higher risk than those without such a history. Medical providers sometimes fail to obtain a proper and thorough medical history that includes whether any relatives have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This can make a medical provider less diligent in examining the client for symptoms of breast cancer. Medical providers may also fail to follow up with their clients when they do report potential symptoms of breast cancer to ensure additional symptoms have not developed.

Breakdowns in Communication Between Medical Providers: The diagnosis and management of breast cancer often involves a chain of many different medical providers. Your doctor, radiologists, specialists and outside testing facilities all need to work as a team to ensure the proper screening and tests are performed and that the results of those tests get to the right medical providers in time. A breakdown in communication between these providers can result in several errors that can lead to misdiagnosis, such as failing to order the right test or a failure to promptly report adverse findings.

Incorrect Readings and interpretations of Diagnostic Tests: Many times, a misdiagnosis may be due to the simple fact the radiologist or doctor misreads diagnostic tests. The medical provider may miss a lump or node that appears on a mammogram or ultrasound and incorrectly tell the patient there is nothing to worry about. Other times, the medical provider reviewing the test results may interpret the results incorrectly, leading the provider to incorrectly decide that what is in fact breast cancer is merely inflammation or another kind of medical problem.

In either case, these failures prevent breast cancer from being discovered early and rob patients of their ability to increase their chance of survival by recognizing and treating their breast cancer early.

What Should I Do If My Doctor Has Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer?

First, you should seek treatment immediately. The key to surviving breast cancer is often early intervention. Seeking the proper treatment immediately after you suspect or are diagnosed with breast cancer greatly increases survival rates.

Second, contact an experienced attorney. DO NOT DELAY! Misdiagnosed breast cancer is generally due to medical malpractice or medical negligence. There is a Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania that generally requires any medical malpractice lawsuit to be started within two (2) years of the medical malpractice or medical negligence which has caused your injuries. If you do not bring a lawsuit within the applicable two-year period, any claim that you may have will be forever barred. There are certain situations where the Statute of Limitations will be extended, but determining whether your case meet the requirements for an extension is extremely complicated. You will need an experienced attorney to review your case to see if it qualifies.

Like all medical malpractice cases, cases of misdiagnosed breast cancer are often much more complicated than other kinds of personal injury cases. Your attorney will often have to gather thousands of pages of medical records and have them reviewed by experts to determine whether the provider that misdiagnosed your cancer is guilty of medical malpractice or medical negligence. You need an experienced attorney with access to the right experts who can review the facts of your case to determine what kinds of claims you may make. Second, medical malpractice cases are often high-stakes cases that are heavily litigated and notoriously expensive. You need an attorney with the resources and perseverance to take your case all the way to trial if necessary.

At the Law Office of Alvin F. de Levie, Esq., our team has years of experience handling complex cases for those who have suffered from medical malpractice and medical negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered injury due to misdiagnosed breast cancer, please call our firm– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – at 844-777-2529 (Toll-Free) for a consultation.

+++++ Disclaimer +++++ This press post/release is considered advertising and does not constitute any client-attorney privilege and does not offer any advice or opinion on any legal matter. This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Alvin de Levie, Esq.
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Wells of Life and Buganda Kingdom Forge Partnership to Provide Clean Water to Rural Uganda

The Honorable Charles Peter Mayiga with Charlie Hedges

Wells of Life Founder Nick Jordan in Uganda

Keleigh Sperry with Father Miles Teller

Water Well Celebrates Engagement of Model Keleigh Sperry to Actor Miles Teller

We welcome the timely intervention to combat many health challenges in Uganda resulting from a shortage of clean water.”

— The Honorable Charles Peter Mayiga

UGANDA, AFRICA, June 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leaders from the Southern California-based nonprofit Wells of Life made a historic trip to Uganda earlier this spring resulting in an official partnership between Wells of Life and the Ugandan government.

A meeting with The Honorable Charles Peter Mayiga, Prime Minister (Katikiro) of the Buganda Kingdom, solidified an ongoing arrangement with Wells of Life to provide water wells for villagers in the Kingdom of Buganda, the largest traditional kingdom in present day Uganda.

During the trip, Wells of Life advisory board member and businessman Rand Sperry arranged for a surprise wedding engagement gift for his daughter, model Keleigh Sperry to actor Miles Teller (Fantastic Four, War Dogs, Bleed for This). Over 400 children and parents gathered at a primary school to celebrate the presentation of the well by performing a play and a special song written for Keleigh.

Here's Keleigh's journey to Uganda last spring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPH3RHu4cl8.

Other developments from the trip included the Prime Minister’s acceptance as an advisory board member of the Wells of Life board of directors. Upon the appointment he said, “We welcome the timely intervention to combat many health challenges in Uganda resulting from a shortage of clean water.”

To date, Wells of Life has funded and drilled 376 water wells. The focus for the last two years was in the Mubende and Mitiyana districts of Uganda. Each well provides clean water to 1000 villagers for up to 25 years and organizers aim to fund 1,000 water wells over a ten year period.

Wells of Life founder and executive director Nick Jordan and Keleigh Sperry gave emotional testimonies during the meeting with the Prime Minister while Sperry also agreed to become a Wells of Life Ambassador.

Wells of Life is based on the premise that water is a basic human right and clean water saves lives. Water wells also relieve the tremendous daily burden on women and girls to collect water.

The meeting also solidified the purchase of land for a Wells of Life Training and Visitor Center. Coordinated by Wells of Life Advisory Board Member Fr. Max Ssekiwala, as non-residents cannot purchase land in Uganda, the arrangement includes a 99-year lease with Wells of Life deemed beneficiary of the two-acre site.

For more information about Wells of Life, visit www.wellsoflife.org.

About Wells of Life
Founded in 2008, the mission of Wells of Life is based on the belief water is a basic human right and should be available to all people regardless of where they live. Through collaborations with schools, churches and businesses, Wells of Life aims to fund the drilling of 1,000 water wells over a ten-year period serving one million villagers in Uganda. The provision of clean water is viewed as the catalyst to free communities from poverty and progress to sustainable and healthy living.

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Barbara Kimler
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New Innovative Donation Platform Aims to Change How Political Campaigns Are Funded

GroundUp’s donation platform allows individuals to shift the tide of the national political landscape by donating spare change from cashless purchases

GroundUp takes away the doubt by identifying races with the biggest impact and uses these micro donations collectively to make meaningful contributions to these candidates”

— GroundUp CEO Jeremy Gottlieb

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A growing number of Americans are searching for ways to change the direction of the country after the 2016 elections gave Republicans control of Congress and Donald Trump control of the White House.

Today’s social media feeds are filled with outrage from people who can’t fathom the human rights injustices happening daily in this country. The separation of children from their families as they seek refuge on U.S soil is the latest in a string of actions that continue to erode national patience and attack the foundation of America.

These and other issues are energizing young Americans who want to make a difference and are the fuel behind a new safe, quick, and easy way to make that change possible.

GroundUp is a new digital platform that allows users to donate their spare change from the everyday cashless purchases they make to Democrats in key congressional races throughout the United States. The innovative system automatically rounds up the purchases you make every day on coffee, gas, groceries and more to the nearest dollar and then donates that change to the Democratic candidates that support the issues important to you.

“A lot of people would donate to political campaigns, but are either unsure of who to donate to or believe they can’t donate enough to make a difference. GroundUp takes away that doubt by identifying the races with the biggest impact and uses these microdonations collectively to make meaningful contributions to these candidates,” said GroundUp CEO Jeremy Gottlieb.

GroundUp was developed for millennials by a pair of millennials, Eli Stein and Jeremy Gottlieb, to give people a safe, secure, and easy way to make a difference in the political process and support the issues they care about.

Users can easily cap their donations at a certain dollar amount and even chose the specific democratic candidates they want their change to support.

“People end up with about $1 in spare change every day. If just a fraction of the people who voted for Hillary or Bernie donated that change to Democrats in these swing districts, we would be able to flip a lot of districts blue and protect the issues people really care about,” said Gottlieb.

By concentrating donations on the most contested races in the country, the collective donating power of millions can provide a boost to candidates in the tightest races in swing states throughout the country.

To learn more or donate, visit www.groundup.net.

About Ground Up

GroundUp’s mission is to allow Americans living in all corners of the country to make an equal impact on U.S. elections, not just the wealthiest among us and lobbying groups. By rounding up change from cashless purchases, and using GroundUp to identify swing races where even small contributions can make a big difference, Americans everywhere can elect national leaders to protect the issues they care about.

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FAMILY AND ATTORNEYS OF TONY GREEN HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN RESPONSE TO THE ARREST OF COP ZECHARIAH PRESLEY

Kingsland officer charged with manslaughter of Anthony Green

Presley was arrested by the GBI on Thursday June 28, 2017 and charged with voluntary manslaughter.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —
CONTACT: Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. attorney.shabazz@yahoo.com (301) 513-5445
Reginald A. Greene Esq. rgreene@greenelegalgroup.com (404) 574-4308
PressInfo@blfjustice.com

SUBJECT: Press Conference by Family and Attorneys for Tony Green

LOCATION: Kingsland Court House – 107 South Lee Street – Kingsland, GA

DATE AND TIME: Friday June 29, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

KINGSLAND (GA) – Family members, children and lawyers for the family of Tony Green, who was shot multiples times and killed by Kingsland Police Officer Zechariah Presley, will speak out and hold a press conference on Friday – June 29 – 12 Noon in front of the Kingsland Court House located at 107 South Lee Street, Kingsland, GA.

Presley was arrested by the GBI on Thursday, June 28, 2017 and charged with voluntary manslaughter.

On June 20, according to the GBI, Anthony "Tony" Green ran from a vehicle and Presley pursued, eventually making physical contact. When Green fled again, the GBI said, Presley fired multiple shots, hitting Green who was killed. Tony Green’s funeral is Saturday.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained arrest warrants and on June 27, Presley was arrested and charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter and violation of oath of office.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/georgia-officer-charged-with-manslaughter-in-death-of-black-motorist-who-fled/

Presley had a history of use of force incidents and complaints that he had stalked and profiled African Americans. If convicted of voluntary manslaughter, Presley faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. According to documents in Presley’s file before the police-involved shooting, Officer Presley had nine incidents during his year and a month on the force.
https://www.news4jax.com/news/georgia/camden-county/kingsland/records-reveal-officer-in-kingsland-shooting-has-checkered-past

Tony Green’s children, their mothers and Green’s family members are represented by civil rights lawyers Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq., (National President of Black Lawyers For Justice) and Reginald A. Greene Esq. (Greene Legal Group in Atlanta). Legal action against the city is anticipated. All are in support of a vigorous prosecution that will obtain a conviction.-END-

CONTACT: Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. attorney.shabazz@yahoo.com (301) 513-5445
Reginald A. Greene Esq. rgreene@greenelegalgroup.com (404) 574-4308

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Black Lawyers for Justice
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CCHR Warns Parents of the Dangers of Psychotropic Drugs Prescribed to Children

Childhood is not a mental disorder

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

The potentially devastating side effects of drugging children with psychotropics is explained to parents in a seminar which also offers alternative solutions.

It is vital that parents are educated on the dangers of psychotropic drugs. Childhood is not a mental illness and some of these drugs have side effects such as aggression and suicide.”

— Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is inviting parents to attend a compelling seminar on pharmacology issues where those in attendance will learn how prescription psychotropic drugs affect children. Held regularly at the downtown Clearwater headquarters for CCHR located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue, this seminar is free of charge and open to the general public.

Titled, “Exposing The Lies Behind Today's Drugging of Children”, the featured speaker for this seminar, Pamela Seefeld, has been a practicing pharmacologist and consultant for over 25 years and is an expert on botanical resources and natural supplements.

“It is vital that parents are educated on the dangers of psychotropic drugs, especially when they are prescribed to children,” said Ms. Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “Childhood is not a mental illness and when some of these drugs have side effects such as aggression and suicide it is important for families to know the truth.”

Adverse effects of psychotropic medication on children have been the subject of research and reports for many years, yet almost 8.5 million US schoolchildren are taking these drugs, according to data from the IMS Health Vector One National Database Year 2013. [1]

This is especially concerning when it is taken into account, as reported in a Denver Post article by Dr. Mercola, that drug companies have paid billions of dollars in fines for illegally marketing psychiatric drugs to children. Dr. Mercola also points out that behavior problems in children are very frequently related to improper diet, emotional upset and exposure to toxins. [2]

In the seminar, Ms. Seefeld explains the potentially devastating side effects of drugging children with psychotropics and warns parents that antidepressants can be addictive and that some of the drugs being prescribed have side effects which include agitation, violent and/or suicidal ideations, and health issues.

Having helped thousands of children and adults with health issues, Ms. Seefeld uses her long experience in studying alternatives to child drugging by providing parents with information on healthy alternatives such as correcting nutritional issues, which, in the absence of psychotropics, can have a major impact on a child’s conduct and outlook.

For more information or to reserve a seat at the next "Exposing The Lies Behind Today's Drugging of Children" seminar, please call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:

[1] Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S. https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/
[2] Drug Firms Have Used Dangerous Tactics to Drive Sales to Treat Kids https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/07/psychotropic-drug-use.aspx

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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Forced Psychiatric Drugging of Children


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32,475 Involuntary Psychiatric Examinations Initiated on Children in Florida

Normal Childhood Behavior is not a Mental Illness

Normal Childhood Behavior is not a Mental Illness

CCHR Florida

It is important for parents to know and understand the mental health law in Florida as this law allows a child to be removed from school and sent for involuntary psychiatric examination without parental knowledge.

It’s the parent’s right to be a voice for their child.

One in six Baker Acts were initiated on children during 2015/2016 prompting CCHR to launch a public information campaign to educate families on their rights.

While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse. ”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, regularly hosts a seminar on the Florida mental health law, commonly referred to as the Baker Act, for the purpose of educating the public on their rights and how they can protect themselves and their loved ones from the abusive use of this law.

In the 15 years from Fiscal Year (FY) 2001/2002 to 2015/2016 the number of involuntary psychiatric examinations in Florida more than doubled with 194,354 Baker Acts initiated. Even more disturbing is that statewide involuntary examinations for children increased 49.30% from FY 2010/2011 to 2015/2016. [1]

The alarming increase in the number of involuntary psychiatric examinations and the fact that one in six Baker Acts were initiated on children during FY 2015/2016 prompted CCHR to launch a public information campaign to educate Floridians on their rights under this law. As part of this campaign, CCHR hosts a seminar delivered by attorney Carmen Miller who, as a former Assistant Public Defender in the Thirteenth Circuit in Tampa, has a great deal of experience on the mental health law. Now in the private sector, Ms. Miller specializes in cases of those who have been Baker Acted.

“Most people are not aware that one’s child can be taken right out of school and Baker Acted, without knowledge or consent from the parents,” said Mrs. Miller, “People need to know their rights so they can protect themselves and their loved ones.”

While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse. To learn more about the Baker Act or to reserve a seat at the next seminar please call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:

[1] Baker Act Annual Report http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/annual_report.pdf

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
(727) 422-8820
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Children illegally seized & drugged: Attorney Allison Folmar Fights for Parents’ Rights


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Flora Parekh of Gift of Life USA to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For individuals with special needs, there remains a stigma in terms of social acceptance. That stigma continues to hold these children back.

These individuals may lack certain skills, but they have others. When given the opportunity to unleash their talent, people are amazed and moved to tears.

Flora Parekh is the Founder and President of Gift of Life USA, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the specially-abled (the physically and mentally challenged) in the areas of health, education and social awareness.

With the mission to generate efficient resources to support the specially-abled through advocacy and education, the organization conducts various programs and activities in benefit of the differentlyabled community, namely “Save a Child” Support, We are Special” Talent & Skill Recognition, “Health & Education”, “Awareness” and many more. Along with their annual programs, this year's Gala focuses on higher education scholarship support for autistic/special needs.

Through fundraising, advocacy, education and generating effective resources, Gift of Life USA’s vision is for their beneficiaries to be self-reliant individuals with growing acceptance within their community, and among their friends and families.

“We support their journey from childhood through adolescence in any area that we can,” says Flora. “Beneficiaries reach out to us and we also search for the right beneficiaries. Between our relationships with entrepreneurs and the special needs community, we're perfect advocates. We're connecting so many dots at such a fast pace.”

Rather than reach out to the organizations and generating funds for them, Gift of Life USA reaches out to individual families and brings everyone together. In fact, their beneficiaries are present and perform at their Annual Gala. The annual Gala showcases exceptional inspiring talent of special needs individuals – performers, speakers, entrepreneurs.

“The model that we are working off of is people have to see where their money is going,” says Flora. “People need to see who and what they are supporting so they can be confident their money is going to the right places. Our supporters are multiplying each year. We have a good retention rate for donors. In those terms, we feel the model works extremely well.”

Flora says she uses the word special because none of us are perfect. Just like anyone, if you don't ask for help, you don't get it. There are so many resources available for all of us to continue exploring.

“I'm proud of the passion that the individuals who have been supporting the organizations have,” says Flora. “It comes from the heart. Every single person who has donated money, time, knowledge or experience have done it from the heart. People who have been with us since day one are still here and they love what they do. And we love what we do together.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Flora Parekh in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on June 29th at 1pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For scholarship application details and deadline, visit www.giftoflifeus.org

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
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Groundbreaking U.S. Work Visa Program Introduced

Liran Rosenfeld, PassRight CEO

PassRight, the premiere U.S.-based immigration technology platform, introduces its alternative solution to the increasingly-troubled H-1B work visa.

Through our O-1 alternative, we connect our clients with a talent agency that sponsors any qualified applicant. Candidates pay less, are processed faster and obtain the O-1 visa.”

— Liran Rosenfeld, PassRight CEO

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, June 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — PassRight (www.passright.com) announced today that O-1 is the new alternative for the H-1B program. Companies in the U.S. experience increasing challenges to find and hire talented individuals who must face the shrinking H-1B work visa opportunities, including cost, availability and wait-time for approval. So, PassRight set out to develop a preferable solution that centers around the O-1 work visa. The end result is that PassRight will be able to connect candidates with an agency that can sponsor their O-1 visa and later offer the approved candidates directly to corporations that are in need.

The solution involves the semi-automation of the O-1 visa. Special ability/talented professionals don’t have to wait for the H-1B lottery any longer. Instead, they can use PassRight’s automated screening process to see if they qualify for the O-1 visa, and then work on about 80% of the case by themselves using automation PassRight has created. Later, the attorneys of the candidates may complete the remaining 20% of the case that is related to legal strategy and the drafting of legal language required for these types of cases. PassRight is offering foreign talents a path that “breaks the walls” between talents and corporations.

According to Liran Rosenfeld, CEO of PassRight, “Everyone at PassRight has a vested interest in bettering the U.S. work visa process, as we have all been there. Toward that goal, we grew our SaaS platform to include a semi-automated O-1 visa process that is incorporated with HR applications and allows corporations to avoid the usual bureaucratic headaches.”

Currently, the U.S. caps H-1B visas at 85,000 annually. But that cap is threatened to be reduced in today’s U.S. immigration atmosphere. Already, U.S. companies have a difficult time filling skilled positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it’s projected that 1.4 million positions will be open in computing with only 400,000 computer science grads. It is projected that by 2020, there will be a shortage of 1 million programmers.

Rosenfeld added, “Through our O-1 alternative, we connect our clients with a talent agency that sponsors any qualified applicant. Candidates pay less, are processed faster and obtain the O-1 visa. Additionally, PassRight provides U.S. companies, recruiting foreign talent, with approved O-1 visa and work authorization talent within 30 to 40 days.”

Many companies pass up on foreign talent because of the complicated visa application process. PassRight is determined to break down this barrier by using its tech platform to connect consumers with shrewd immigration attorneys and legal strategies. Through its ‘O-1 is the new H-1B’ program, PassRight is creating an innovative way for U.S. companies to recruit foreign talent. PassRight also provides companies with a new way to streamline the immigration process while limiting their liability. The issue of immigration is personal to each of the founders of PassRight, who are intent on transforming the system.

ABOUT PASSRIGHT:
PassRight is a SaaS Company providing technology to Immigration Law Firms of the future, firms focusing on Family and Business Immigration. PassRight is the first nationwide immigration law-tech company. In its BETA, PassRight has favorably helped 700+ customers in obtaining visa approvals. Liran Rosenfeld, CEO, is a frequent speaker at technology and immigration events and will be featured at the first-ever US-China AI Tech Summit. For more information regarding PassRight, visit www.passright.com.

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