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Alzheimer's Association

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  • 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...
  • No easy answers regarding dementia and sexuality

    No easy answers regarding dementia and sexuality
    A panel of four professionals who work with those affected by dementia tackled the topic of "Sexuality and Dementia," at a forum hosted by the networking group Senior Advocate (www.senioradvocateonline.com) at The Talbot, an independent living community...
  • How to determine what medical screening is necessary

    How to determine what medical screening is necessary
    There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks. As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
  • Volunteering in Anne Arundel

    Alzheimer's Association Volunteers are needed for office and clerical assistance, including data entry and mailings and a help line specialist. The organization also needs speakers, family support group facilitators and community outreach...
  • 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...
  • Peninsula Alzheimer's activist will bike cross country to raise money and awareness

    Peninsula Alzheimer's activist will bike cross country to raise money and awareness
    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...
  • A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's

    A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's
    The first signs of Sharon Scully's disease showed up when, as an assistant attorney general, she was working on a grueling case against a Milford gas station accused of leaking pollutants into Long Island Sound. She had episodes of forgetfulness, like...
  • 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...
  • Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly

    Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly
    Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget. Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation. She hung up the phone in her...