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Alzheimer's Association

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Top Alzheimer's Association Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ethan Forhetz

    Ethan Forhetz
    Ethan is an award-winning journalist who has covered the news for more than 17 years.  He joined the KY3 News team in August 2005.            --LIKE Ethan on Facebook!          --FOLLOW Ethan on Twitter!          --CHECK OUT Ethan's E-Lists!  ...
  • Pacemaker could help treat Alzheimer's

    Pacemaker could help treat Alzheimer's
    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...
  • Resources growing for those in the role of caregiver

    It's noon. You've made and cleaned up from breakfast, made sure the morning medications have been taken, bathed and dressed your loved one, helped them to the bathroom several times, taken them to a doctor's appointment and helped them with any number...