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Former President Jimmy Carter recently elected hospice care after years of treatment for serious illness. It was a life-affirming decision, a choice to preserve his quality of life. He made the … more
As the baby-boom generation continues to age, we in health care will be tasked with unprecedented challenges. I’m confident, though, that we can meet the growing and multifaceted needs of this … more
With the advancement of medicine and increased emphasis on healthy lifestyles, Americans are living longer than ever before.  Since 1950, life expectancy in our country has increased by … more
NATIONWIDE — People of all socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures deserve to live long and healthy lives. That’s the point of this year’s National Public Health Week, which takes … more
NATIONWIDE — Actor Bruce Willis’s family recently announced that his aphasia has progressed, and that he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, also known as frontotemporal … more
Preventing elder abuse PIKE COUNTY, PA — Every person, no matter how old, deserves to be safe from harm by those who live with them, care for them, or have daily contact with them. … more
PIKE COUNTY, PA — A global pandemic and the outcome might be prompting some to think about refocusing their life plans. If you are thinking along these lines, consider helping your … more
HAWLEY, PA — For many people, February 1 is one step closer to spring, or it’s the eve of Groundhog Day. But for Ray Naholnik, it has a more personal meaning—it’s his … more
The term “successful aging” entered the healthcare literature more than 30 years ago. Since then, the search for the determinants of living well into old age has grown in intensity as our … more
ONLINE — In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free live webinar, “Alzheimer’s & Dementia Conversations: Changing the Face of … more
REGION — While many families are caring for their loved ones at home, finding ways to stay engaged and active indoors during the cold winter months can be challenging for many Americans. … more
NATIONWIDE — The holiday season can be a time when families come together to celebrate. In many cases, it can be the first time family members have seen each other in months.  Because … more
ONLINE — Music therapist Tim Doak leads a free online program offered by the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley chapter for people with dementia and their loved ones. It’s called … more
NATIONWIDE — Caregiving for someone with dementia can be overwhelming, especially for first-time caregivers. These caregivers not only experience the emotional impact that occurs when a close … more
Writing dementia down REGION — AlzAuthors co-founder Marianne Sciucco said that her connection to Alzheimer’s disease began in the late 1980s, when her aunt was diagnosed with … more
Masturbation. Got your attention? Thought so. Which is probably why a newly self-published book set in our neighborhood starts the same way. The book, “Your Number’s Up,” by … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) recently honored 94 older adults for their volunteerism in every region of the state as part of NYSOFA’s annual … more
REGION — “There has been a huge uptick to ‘unretire,’ according to the labor market statistics,” said Loreen Gebelein, director of Sullivan County’s Center for … more
ONLINE — AlzAuthors co-founder Marianne Sciucco says her connection to Alzheimer’s disease began in the late 1980s when her aunt was diagnosed with the disease.  “We were … more
MONTGOMERY, NY —The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is set for Saturday, October 22 at Benedict Farm Park. Check-in for the event opens at 9 a.m. and the … more
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