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Alzheimer's Association

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  • The Alzheimer's supper club

    The Alzheimer's supper club
    For eight months the couples met at the local offices of the Alzheimer's Association learning about dementia, a diagnosis that had turned their lives upside down. They cried together. Laughed together. Told each other things they hadn't told anyone else....
  • Growing number of seniors are living alone

    Growing number of seniors are living alone
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ray Dolby, Founder of Dolby Labs, Dead at 80

    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...
  • 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.”...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...