| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:56 AM
The Alzheimer's Association is offering a series of free classes for caretakers of those with Alzheimer's; they will teach people what to expect at every stage of the disease, from early through late-stage, and let them know what resources are available....
| Oct 13, 2012
Every weekday morning, between 7:30 and 8 a.m., regular as clockwork, the phone rings in the home of Newport News resident John Babbs. Each day, when the 95-year-old picks up, he's greeted by a cheery voice checking on his well-being. Most often they're...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2012
Dave Stephens, president of the local Alzheimer's Association board, and two friends T.J. Prieur and Darren Gerlack, set off on a 250-mile walk Wednesday to raise funds for Alzheimer's and to publicize the disease.
People are being diagnosed at the...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:25 PM
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