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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas February 199t KYLE CHRISTIAN VAN DYKE Horn October in New at birth 8 5 Length Proud Mom and Dad arc Kelly and Blake Van Grandparents arc Pat and Greg Laura and Noble Van Dear Abby Ten Commandments of Love serve as guide to family harmony DEAR READERS What bet ter day to revive my Ten Com mandments of Lovel Dear I actually had the chutz pah to write my own Ten Com mandments that was more than 20 years ago when I was younger and knew I had written two sets of for men and one for Then an early feminist from Milwau kee demanding equality for insisting there should be one set of command ments for both She So how is this for a gender bender THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF LOVE Thou shalt put thy mate be fore thy thy thy son and thy for thy mate is thy lifelong Abuse not thy body with ex cessive tobacco or that thy dliys may be many and healthful In the presence of thy loved Permit neither thy business nor thy hobby to make of thee a stranger to thy for the most precious gift a parent giveth his or her family is Forget not the virtue of clean Make not thy mate a but willingly share with thy mate thy wordly Forget not to I love For even though thy love may be thy mate doth yearn to hear those Remember that the approval of thy mate is worth more than the admiring glances of a hundred so cleave unto thy and forsake all Keep thy home in good for out of it cometh the joys of old Forgive with For who among us does not need to be for given Honor the Lord thy God all the days of thy and thy chil dren will rise up and call thee DEAR ABBY Ive been dating a man for nearly two He has never been and I ama He earns about one and a half times the salary I Our financial obligations are about Ive given him several small gifts for no special reason except 1 wanted to please Once it was a tin of gourmet cat food for his I have had him over to my house for nice dinners quite He keeps telling me how much he enjoys home cook He has taken me to dinner occa but he says he doesnt enjoy eating out As Christmas he told me he didnt enjoy I thought he because it had become so commercial and had got ten so far away from the original meaning of the I gave him a He gave me a paperback book because he doesnt enjoy When my birthday rolled I discovered he didnt enjoy birth I didnt even get a I finally told him I thought he was and he reminded me that he had installed washers on a leaky spigot in my He doesnt enjoy but he enjoys There are BO few things this man enjoys I wonder whats wrong with What do you think ANONYMOUS IN SAN BERNARDINO DEAR ANONYMOUS I think he enjoys saving a How to Be Popular li for everyone who left out and wants an improved Iti an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more attractive To send a selfaddressed plus check or money order for In Canada tot Dear Popularity Box Mount Postage is Medical Tips On Working With Dementia Eden through its Alz heimers has found the following information as being valuable regarding certain mental conditions prevalent in the The article is shared in the hopes that it will be of support to those who are care givers in our Eden Home participates in the Alzheimers Support Group and recommends that if you have a loved one that has conditions simi lar to those mentioned in this arti cle that you may want to contact the support group or the Alzheimer Coordinator at Eden Communication Problems The ability to communicate with a demented person varies as the progression of the disease Communicating with a person in the early stages of dementia is not often Although their lan guage is punctuated with indefinite words such as rather than specific the surrounding context of a conversation generally supplies much of the missing As ihe disease progresses com munication becomes increasingly The demented persons language becomes confused and Receptive also become significantly impaired so that he does not understand everything being said to The following suggestions are offered for improving interactions with an afflicted person Patience is a primary necessity to facilitate Be prepared for a lack of comprehen sion and be willing to take the time to help the demented person under stand Communication is not just It also includes facial tone of body language and daily Repetition will frequently be necessary to help the demented person grasp everything you are Providing him with simple written reminders is one of the best ways to aid a failing Simple daily routines that remain the same are one form of repeti The demented person gradu ally learns what is expected of In a world where everything seems to be falling apart this routine is one stable aspect that he can gen erally rely Slow A demented person cannot grasp several ideas at Give him time to grasp one idea fully before introducing new Speak in active sen Even a mildly demented person will be confused by passive sentences a sentence that describes some action by another person where either the subject or object of the sentence could be performing the Example Passive uses The man was fed by the Active The woman fed the Words that come first in a sen tence are frequently accepted the subject of the sentence by demented In the example above a demented person is just as likely to think that the man fed the woman as vice Refer to concrete real actions and Demented persons lose the ability to deal with abstract Use redundant Compare pick up the cup and pick up the cup on the The latter sentence is preferable because it provides more informa tion to the person and helps him zero in on what his is supposed to Another alternative sentence could be pick up the cup that you use to drink Even if the per son has lost the concept of cup the additional information that you use to drink from may help him focus his Have the person repeat back what you have While not assuring comprehension this may facilitate deeper cognitive process ing that will aid in This may be especially important in cases where the persons safety is at risk taking Use visual aids whenever pos A demented person is gradu ally losing all means of perception and comprehension to varying The use of several mod alities at once will help to maxim ize reception and comprehension of the Various communi cation modalities are Auditoryhearing a spoken message and tone of Visualseeing what is being referred either real or a Making good eye contact is also Tactiletouching the object or holding someones hand to attract their attention or assure them that they are Smellold familiar smells may help kindle old his wifes favorite Tastemay also kindle old memories and both good and bad the taste of Another call it what you would include the ability to read facial expressions and hear the tone of voice that is used to convey a This sense may be better preserved than we might Ask simple either a twochoice or yesno rather than an openended ques Instead of What would you like for dinner as Would you like chicken or pork If the person seems confused be more Would you like chicken for dinner Do ask Do you need to use the bath room Are you thirsty Are you cold Rather than What do you need What do you want How do you feel In then Be Keep it simple active con crete Slow Repeat Use several mod es of tactile Jan Millar Language University of New Procedures Offer Hope For Infertile Couples By Cesar Infertility is usually defined as the inability to conceive after at least one year of repeatedly attempting to become It affects approximately 15 percent of all Of about two thirds will eventually become but conceiving may require patience on the part of the couple and their In about 40 percent of the the infertility problem is traced to the man in another 40 to the woman and the remaining 20 percent represents a combina tion of clinical problems in both It is very important to note that in three to five percent of infertility no specific cause may be uncovered by tests known at this Female infertility problems are usually handled by a Male infertility problems usually are treated by a Since male infertility is easier to identify than female an exami nation of the sperm is usually the first diagnostic Some of the major causes of male infertility can be corrected Other male infertililty problems can be remed ied by hormonal If the problem of male infertility can not be a couple may decide on artificial In diagnosing possible causes of female one of the most important steps is to determine whether the woman is producing an or Since the hor mones increase body temperature by about one degree centigrade after ovulation women are often instructed to take their temp erature every sometimes with a special More convenient home tests are also available to detect the LH surge in urine which also occurs at the time of If the woman is not but has intact ovaries and a normal reproductive medications may be prescribed to stimulate A diagnostic workup to deter mine whether there are any struc tural or other defects affecting fer tility is performed in women who but are unable to con Possibilities include blocked fallopian tubes such as fibroids and other tumors and which is the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside the Enormous prog ress has been made in the surgical treatment of many of these prob We are now able to restore fertility in women who would not have been able to conceive a few years More exciting still are the recent advances with in vitro fertilization and the repair of the fallopian They are blocked most often because of surgical adhesions or prior tubal Tubal repair is difficult because the tubes are extremely delicate structures and special microsurgi cal techniques are Suc cess rates for tubal repair now range from 20 percent to 70 per depending on the source of the Other causes of such as hostile vaginal may be treated tiy various including antibiotics and estrogens that make the envi ronment more accommodating for the Enormous strides have been made in the treatment of Most couples have a good chance of overcoming their and more progress in treating infertility is expected in the years to Thus a couple who suspects infer tility should consult their private physician or gynecologist to review their medical histories in With couples for whom there is no hope of adoption remains an alternative route to Professional counseling to handle the often devastating emotional impact of infertility also may be Why Bifocals May Be Prescribed For Children By Robert Most people assume that wear ing bifocals is a sign of old However nowadays there is a sig nificant increase in doing longtcrm closcup The computer has joined television as a parents favorite culprit for upsetting a childs visual Technology may be on the but so is the necessity to correct a childs visual needs more your child may need to wear a bifocal to encourage optimum visual Bifocals arc lenses that contain two different or correc and arc prescribed to help patients sec clearly and comfortab ly at different The upper portion of a bifocal contains the distance power while the lower portion is the near Bifocals arc most often prescribed as a cor rection for a natural change in vision that begins to affect people at about age Bifocals arc not frequently needed by young people because in most cases their focusing ability is still at a high In times it was believed that achilds glas ses prescription for distance seeing was automatically proper for clo scup work as optometrists arc especially trained in the science of examining the abilities of the eyes and vision to function at both near and far A modern vision examination occasionally finds that a young persons most comfort able and most efficient reading vis ion requires a correction that dif fers from the distance Bifocals arc then the most conve nient way of providing both proper prescriptions in one pair of Some specific conditions that may require a child or teenager to wear bifocals may be poor focus ing crossed large yearly increases in nearsighted or Children who have such conditions will usually complain of headaches around the forehead or Bifocals will help alleviate these It should be noted that a child may only have to wear a bifocal temporarilyuntil his or her eyes learn to function more Children adapt easily to bifocals arid may wear them anytime from 6 months to a couple of In a childs need for bifocals docs not mean early he or she was fortunate to have a very thorough eye examina tion that in the long run should help insure clear vis ion at all Directory of Medical Services DENTlSt GENERAL PRA Jeff Jones 831 Siute B New Texas 6297494 New Texas HA MfflGENCV SERVICES HEMCAUSURQCAL HOSPITAL MATEMMTY SERVICES OUTPATIENT SERVICES SURGERY 143 E Henry Hull Robert Alcasabas Optometrists Vision Care Lenses 6255716 Cesar Reyes Ronald Obstetrics Gyneocolgy 12709 Topperwein next to Humana Hospital Village Oaks Humana Seniors 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