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Alzheimer's Association

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  • Have your say on mental health coverage in Virginia

    Want a say on expanding mental health coverage to the uninsured? The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, DMAS, is requesting public comment on a June 20 proposal to extend health coverage to 20,000 uninsured Virginians with a serious...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Sue Jacobs receives Harford County Council proclamation

    Sue Jacobs, who has lived in Harford County, with her husband Gus for 42 years, and is the race director for the Women's 5K By The Bay (W5KBTB), has received a proclamation certificate from the Harford County Council, for fund-raising for Harford County...
  • 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....
  • Alzheimer's Support Groups And Organizations

    According to the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 100 caregiver support groups in the state and six groups for people living with Alzheimer's or a similar dementia. For information about meeting times and locations,...
  • Alzheimer's Organizations/Support Groups

    Alzheimer's Foundation of America - Their mission is, “To provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.”...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Special care available for those with Alzheimer's, dementia

    Memory care is a term that refers to the specialized care offered individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Depending on what level of care is needed, residents can live in a secured assisted living, nursing home, or designated memory care...
  • Hampton's Ashwood raises questions about licensing process

    Hampton's Ashwood raises questions about licensing process
    Months into a waiting game on the future of Ashwood Assisted Living in Hampton, owner Scott Schuett has voluntarily closed two additional homes, Oakwood in Suffolk in June and, last month, Colonial Home in Chesapeake. Of the six homes, housing 400...