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Health Benefits of Laughter

Stress is a large part of everyone’s life and has a detrimental effect on our physical, mental and emotional health.  For many of us who want and need to live healthier lives, getting control of the stress that is part

Winter Weather Fall Prevention Tips

Although this winter season  in the DC Metro area has been mild so far, we are in for a little more snow this week. With that in mind, here are some excellent tips from The National Council on Aging on

Excellent Online Resource

An excellent resource for people living with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons, this website has information geared towards friends and family, caregivers and professional care providers. Teepa Snow offers videos, books, & online reading among many other resources to help navigate

ACL Releases New Briefing on Educating Adults about Chronic Disease Self-Management

Chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart, lung, or brain diseases, are a part of most Americans’ lives.  People with chronic conditions, as well as their caregivers, live with and adapt to the presence of these diseases.   While

Movie Wednesday Event

Do you have any caregivers taking care of mobile clients in Reston, Herndon, Sterling, Great Falls, Oakton area.  Come out to a fun event on Wednesday.  They could go for free to the free movie at Reston towncenter….comes with popcorn,

Helping Aging Parents

As parents get older, things can become more challenging and it can become harder to communicate with them.  As different things come up, life can seem to get more overwhelming and more difficult.  Here are ten great tips to keep

Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

Communicating with a loved one who has dementia is a huge challenge and takes lots of patience and love.  There are times when it is difficult and frustrating to have the simplest conversation.  On the Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease has become a huge part of our society today, but has been able to stay a mystery as to what is the true cause to developing it.  An article from the New York Times by Pam Belluck describes

Better Balance can prevent falls-From Sequoia Health and fitness

Better Balance Good Balance is Critical to a Long Life As you age, good balance is one of the key components to maintaining a healthy and independent lifestyle. Did you know that the #1 cause of accidental death in people

A Frank and Intimate Conversation on Caring for the Dementia Patient-from Health After 50

More helpful publications from Scientific American From Dr. Peter V. Rabins, one of the nation’s leading experts on the care and management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. * * * * * * * *