Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers Older adults and people with underlying health conditions have been severely impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, researchers are now drawing attention to children with disabilities and their struggling families who have also been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Family caregivers were … Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers”

2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Connecticut Corporate Partnership Opportunities

2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Connecticut Corporate Partnership Opportunities When you partner with the Alzheimer’s Association, you help to mobilize, educate and innovate an end to this deadly disease. As a corporate partner, your involvement can be customized to help achieve your brand’s goals and business objectives, while helping move the mission of the Alzheimer’s … Continue reading “2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Connecticut Corporate Partnership Opportunities”

Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist

Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist Doctors routinely talk to their patients about the importance of healthy eating. Now, doctors say patients are asking them, “What do you eat?” Doctors understand why patients ask the question and physicians, like Dr. Kerrilynn Hennessey, don’t mind revealing their diet. Hennessey, a cardiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, … Continue reading “Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist”

Helping The Elderly MAR 2021

Helping The Elderly MAR 2021 What began as a request for holiday donations to nursing home residents turned into North Carolina elementary school students raising community awareness of the impact loneliness has on older adults. Elizabeth Foxworth, a teacher with Carteret County’s academically and intellectually gifted program, read a Facebook post from a nursing home … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly MAR 2021”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe AARP describes Social Security numbers as the “skeleton key to identity theft.” And, scammers want those “keys” to commit fraud against older adults. According to AARP, one common scam involves seniors receiving calls from a fraudster who claims to be an employee from … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe”

Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta

Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta Dr. Sanjay Gupta says one of the many fears that his older-adult patients have is developing dementia. Patients of the well-known neurosurgeon become afraid, for instance, when they cannot think of the name of someone they know well or lose their train of thought in the middle of a … Continue reading “Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta”

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated Dr. Katie Passaretti said she was the first person in North Carolina to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As an infectious disease attending doctor at Atrium Health in Charlotte, the 44-year-old has seen first-hand how COVID-19 affects patients and … Continue reading “Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated”

Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists

Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists Without a doubt, sleep is essential to our survival. Sleep—as well as a lack of sleep—affects our mental and emotional well-being and physical health. We feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the day when we have a good night’s rest. But, if we do not get enough sleep, … Continue reading “Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists”

Time for a Flu Shot?

Time for a Flu Shot? Health officials are urging older adults not to forget the influenza (flu) virus even though the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to dominate news headlines. The flu has been devastating the health of thousands of children and adults before the novel coronavirus disease began spreading around the world. This is … Continue reading “Time for a Flu Shot?”

The Spirit Of Shinise: How some Japanese companies weathered plagues, wars, natural disasters, and the rise and fall of empires for hundreds of years

Ichiwa, a small shop in Kyoto, Japan, that sells toasted mochi, had fewer customers in 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While the pandemic caused an economic crisis that forced businesses worldwide to permanently closed their doors, Ichiwa continued operating. Naomi Hasegawa, whose family owns Ichiwa, said her family began selling the grilled … Continue reading “The Spirit Of Shinise: How some Japanese companies weathered plagues, wars, natural disasters, and the rise and fall of empires for hundreds of years”