| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The cost to receive long-term care continues to increase each year, according to the 2013 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.
In the 10 years that Genworth has conducted its annual study, the median annual cost of a room in a private nursing home has jumped...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:51 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Rona Altschuler, volunteer chairwoman of the local Walk to End Alzheimer's, will embark on a cross-country bike ride March 7 to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. She will turn 60 during the trip.
Altschuler has been...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Pacemakers regulate the beat of a weak heart and ease the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease, and now Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers hope the devices also will slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer's.
Doctors at Hopkins and four other medical...
| Mar 22, 2013
American Cancer Society
Organization needs volunteers in the Gambrills office to help with general administrative tasks, including but not limited to phone calls, mailings, etc. Information: 410-721-4304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Mar 20, 2013
Much of the care for Alzheimer's patients, particularly in its early stages, is undertaken by family members. The rising numbers of those with the disease — one in three seniors die with Alzheimer's or another dementia — is putting a...
| Mar 4, 2013
At Country Meadows, birthdays are paid holidays, employees celebrate work anniversaries and everyone gets a Christmas ham. Employees are treated like family at the family-run business of caring for frail and aging adults who need nursing or personal care....
| Mar 4, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Newport News personal trainer Brian Cole scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the tallest freestanding peak in Africa, in February. After altitude sickness foiled his climb a couple of years ago, Cole recommitted to the effort to reach the summit, 19,000...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In a cheery room in Cockeysville, two dozen people sit with their heads down, focused on the papers in front of them. The only sound is the scratching of pencils on paper.
The sight triggers memories of school days, but this is no group of middle...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Bernice Troy, a geriatric nursing assistant in Baltimore for the past 20 years, has been spat on and cursed, scratched and punched on the job. A patient once slammed Jo Samrow, a nurse in Southern Maryland, into a wall so violently that she developed a...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:28 AM
Here are a couple of upcoming events for families/caregivers of those with Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Orientation to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias for Family Caregivers April 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sentara Careplex, Hampton. Orientations are...