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Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms And Management

Alzheimer’s disease is referred to as a progressive mental deterioration that can happen in middle of old age, primarily because of generalized degeneration of the brain. It stands as the most common cause of premature senility. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, according to Alzheimer’s Society. As per the publication, the word dementia… Read More

Caring for the Emotional Health of Hospice Families

Caring for the Emotional Health of Hospice Families Many families today take advantage of hospice services to provide supportive care when a loved one is near the end of life. Hospices serve many thousands of patients each year, and provide high-quality cost-effective, compassionate care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice team, which may include… Read More

What You Learned About Healthy Fats Was Probably Wrong

What You Learned About Healthy Fats Was Probably Wrong For years, we were told that for optimum health, we should cut back on dietary fat. Many Americans dutifully scrutinized the labels of everything from snack foods to sandwich spreads, with the goal of selecting products labeled as “low-fat.” Yet many of these products replaced fat… Read More

For Seniors and Family Caregivers: Three Great Wellness Resolutions for 2017

For Seniors and Family Caregivers: Three Great Wellness Resolutions for 2017 This is the time of year when we take stock of the previous year, and make note of changes we’d like to make in our lives. Maybe your list of resolutions includes ways to improve your financial health, such as saving more and spending… Read More

Senior Driving Safety

December 5–9, 2016 Is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week The holidays are a time when many families visit elderly parents, grandparents and other loved ones. That’s why December is the month when families are most likely to realize that Mom and Dad might not be safe behind the wheel. There might be some new dents… Read More

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month November is American Diabetes Month, and it’s also the month when we are urged to learn more about a common cause of vision loss. Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, sponsored by Prevent Blindness (www.preventblindness.org), is an opportunity to educate the public about diabetic retinopathy, which robs the sight… Read More

How dementia makes it harder to offer end-of-life comfort

How dementia makes it harder to offer end-of-life comfort   Pauline Finster, who barely speaks anymore, is receiving hospice care at an assisted-living facility. Meanwhile, gangrene is spreading across her right foot. (Francis Ying/Kaiser Health News) By Rachel Bluth September 4 Dementia took over Pauline Finster’s 91-year-old mind long ago, and she may die without… Read More

Alzheimer Spouses Benefit from Counseling and Support

Alzheimer Spouses Benefit from Counseling and Support November is Family Caregivers Month. Sponsored by the Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association), this event is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers who do so much for their loved ones. This year’s theme, “Take Care to Give Care,” reminds us that caregiving… Read More

MSNVA’s First Annual B2C Digital Health Expo

We’re pleased to invite you to the Medical Society of Northern Virginia’s First Annual Digital Health Expo at Tysons Corner Center on The Plaza on Sunday, October 23rd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This digital health expo will focus on technology that is enabling patients/consumers to receive quality medical care on demand. Come visit… Read More

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Connected

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Connected As we age, our ability to maintain social relationships may wane. Friends and loved ones pass away, health issues may isolate us, and physical limitations may make it difficult to go out and meet people. But socializing remains important. Not only does it help us feel connected and alive, but… Read More

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