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Alzheimer's Association

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  • Peninsula residents advised to take safety precautions during cold weather

     Peninsula residents advised to take safety precautions during cold weather
    Patient First, a chain of primary care health centers with locations in Hampton and Newport News, has some timely advice for those dealing with current weather conditions on the Peninsula: A necessary evil after a snow storm, shoveling snow can pose a...
  • Maintain your mental edge with exercise and a brain-boosting diet

    Just as a healthy diet can help fend off chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, what you eat also can help you keep your mental edge as you age. Approximately five million Americans over age 65 have Alzheimer's disease, a progressive...
  • Wedded: Ruby Estayan and Edward Reynon

    Wedded: Ruby Estayan and Edward Reynon
    Date: Aug. 31 Her story: Ruby Estayan, 26, grew up in Manila, Philippines. She moved to Maryland with her family in 2006. She is a geriatric nurse at Genesis HealthCare Heritage Center in Dundalk. Her parents, Tess and Raul Estayan, live in Abingdon....
  • Planning for Alzheimer's: Take steps early to ease financial burden

    Rebecca Barnard, of St. Louis, Mo., spent her career as a software developer, but her passion was fine-art photography. She was detail-oriented in both her job and her hobby, says her husband, Richard Rubin. So he was surprised when he began noticing...
  • News briefs: Harvard research finds protective link between most cancers and Alzheimer's disease

    They are both dreadful conditions, but it appears cancer reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, especially among people treated with chemotherapy. That's the word from a Harvard-based study presented July 2013 at the Alzheimer's Association...
  • Newport News mother takes on Alzheimer's

    Newport News mother takes on Alzheimer's
    The strain and anxiety are etched in the fine lines around her eyes. Her exhaustion shows in a sometimes short fuse. She's the first one up in the household and the last one to bed. In the past year, Karen Garner, 43, mother of two school-age children...
  • Battling Alzheimer's, and slowly losing ground

     Battling Alzheimer's, and slowly losing ground
    His eyes misted up momentarily as he surreptitiously scanned the medical building for a clue to the name. He then shook his head in frustration and looked away, unable to dredge up the words he sought. Jim Garner, 51, has mild cognitive impairment,...
  • 6 of 10 dementia sufferers wander, get lost

    6 of 10 dementia sufferers wander, get lost
    Eleanor Alexander never deviated from her nighttime routine. She'd eat a light dinner, let her dog Spot out, let him back in, double-lock the screen door. And then, she and her companion would call it a night. The evening of July 26 started the same...
  • Ernest Eldridge Sr., 76

    Ernest Eldridge Sr., 76
    Ernest Eldridge Sr., 76, of Waynesburg, passed away Sunday, June 30, at Kindred Health Care in Danville. Born Aug. 15, 1936, in Blackey, Ernest was a son of the late Howard and Mary Caudill Eldridge. He was a veteran of the Air Force, a retired assembly...
  • Later retirement linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's, study shows

    Later retirement linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's, study shows
    (Reuters) - Workers who postpone retirement are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia known to affect the elderly than those who leave their jobs at age 60, a recent survey of nearly half a million European retirees shows....
  • Support Groups Help Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers Learn From Each Other

    Support Groups Help Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers Learn From Each Other
    When Ruth Waldman's husband was placed in a nursing home a few years after he developed Alzheimer's disease, she would visit him and they'd hold hands and talk. "I took him home for Christmas Eve and we had a wonderful time — he was as normal as...