| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
UPDATED: 3:28 p.m. PDT - Ray Dolby, the engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and whose innovations ushered in the modern era of sound for filmed entertainment, died Thursday in San Francisco. He was 80.
He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:35 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 11:20 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:31 AM
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.”...