Monthly Archives: November 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis & Treatments

Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis & Treatments Diagnosis: *clinicians can now diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with up to 90% accuracy but it can only be confirmed by an autopsy, during which pathologists look for the disease’s characteristic plaques and tangles in brain tissue. … Continue reading

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How to Manage Stress: 10 ways to a healthier caregiver

How to manage stress: 10 ways to a healthier caregiver: are you overwhelmed by taking care of someone else that you have neglected your own physical, mental and emotional well-being. If you find yourself without the time to take care … Continue reading

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The Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages-mild (early-stage), moderate (middle-stage) and severe (late-stage). Since Alzheimer’s affects people in different ways, each person will experience symptoms or progress through Alzheimer’s stages-differently. The symptoms … Continue reading

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10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease It may be hard to know the difference between a typical age-related change and the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Ask yourself: is this something new? For example, if the person was never good … Continue reading

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Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease: What it is and What you can do

Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease: What it is and What you can do Act Now Foundation: Alzheimer’s Awareness What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is not a … Continue reading

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Age Page-National Institute on Aging: Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

Age Page-National Institute on Aging: Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard Edgar is a retired mailman. Every winter there are a few snowstorms in Virginia where he lives. One day last year the temperature hovered around 10F and a snowstorm left … Continue reading

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U.S. Fire Administration Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults

U.S. Fire Administration Fire Safety for Older Adults (FA-221/July 2012) FEMA Older adults (Age 65 and older) are more than twice as likely to die in fires than the Nation’s population as a whole. Individuals aged 85 or older are … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Fire Safety

10 Tips for Fire Safety (For more fire safety information go to nfpa.org/safety) Watch your cooking: Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you must leave, even for a short time, turn off the … Continue reading

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Understanding Stroke Risk-American Heart Association

Understanding Stroke Risk-American Heart Association Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. Yet, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Though certain risk factors-including heredity, age, and race-can’t be changed, several risk factors can be changed, treated or controlled. Talk to … Continue reading

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Single Stop: Are you uninsured or need to renew your health insurance coverage?

Are you uninsured or need to renew your health insurance coverage? Through the NY State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace, our Navigator provides free assistance for those eligible to enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus, the Essential Plan … Continue reading

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