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Do you remember that Marvel Team-up story when Spider-Man partnered with the 1920’s hero, Dominic Fortune, who just happens to reside at Aunt May’s retirement home? (See Marvel Team-up #120 for a refresher.) Well, this July Mesa has its own similarly themed super team-up brewing as local hero Bob Nelson’s “Geeks4Good” charity partners with Gotham City Comics & Coffee and the local geek community to raise funds for the unique senior care facility, Oakwood Creative Care.
Recently I have received some email questions that are similar to those that individuals ask me during conferences or workshops. I thought I would share them as they seem to have a universal theme.
WASHINGTON - More Americans may wind up helping Mom as she gets older, but a new poll shows the most stressful kind of caregiving is for a frail spouse.
All Heather Wood could do as her mother’s health and mental faculties deteriorated in the span of four months is provide as much comfort as possible and watch a life fade away swiftly.
Arizonans will soon learn what they need to do to survive electromagnetic Armageddon — assuming they survive the blast that causes it in the first place.
There is fascinating new research now being conducted in the field of “Superior Autobiographical Memory.” Researchers have found a small group of people, only about a dozen or so here in North America, which remembers almost everything about their lives. And when I say “almost everything,” I mean almost everything.
When Mary's elderly mother, Lucy, had to leave the town she had spent her life in, and the home she loved, she was devastated. Mary had asked her mother, who was growing frail, with fading memory, to come live with her.
An upcoming event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will provide attendees with a wealth of options for a disease starting to affect more and more Arizonans.
A Chandler man was shopping at Fry's Saturday with his wife, Joanne Pellechia, when she suddenly disappeared.
Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert will have a community workshop that will give attendees more information about dementia on Feb. 4.
Heritage Village recently broke ground to start the first of three phases of an assisted living facility located on a five-acre plot in Mesa.
If you are a senior who still browses through bookstores, you may be in for an unpleasant experience if you hit on a particular self-help section.
Over two-thirds of neurotransmitters are made in the gut. The gut is considered the second brain since the majority of serotonin, 90-95 percent, is made in the gut, not the brain. In addition to neurotransmitters, 80 percent of the immune system cells line the gastrointestinal tract, creating a protective, impermeable barrier.
As it gains more and more attention on the regional, national and international stages, Mesa Arts Center is fast becoming mecca for artists from all over.
I have read so many good books lately I couldn’t decide which one to review. It was a toss up between “The Obituary Writer,” by Ann Hood and “The Secret Keeper,” by Kate Norton (I don’t know about you but any title that contains the word “secret” draws me like a magnet — maybe it was that early Nancy Drew conditioning).
When the ability to hear fades in older adults, it may well be a signal that declines in memory and thinking ability are not far behind.
After nearly five years of planning and design, Heritage Village Assisted Living has begun construction of phase one with three additional phases planned over the next two years.
Arizona legislators on Tuesday will review Attorney General Tom Horne’s plan for use of the state’s $6 million share of a multistate settlement with the drug company Johnson & Johnson.
The Summit at Sunland Springs, a 48-bed memory care community, will open to new residents Jan. 1, at 2415 Signal Butte Road. The center is open to individuals with forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss.
Not too long ago, I was trying to explain my ’60s childhood to the kids.
Home Instead Senior Care office is offering free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshops for south East Valley families in recognition of national Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month.
Gilbert police say a 73-year-old woman with dementia who had been missing since Tuesday has been found in New Mexico.
The CareMore Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the CareMore Health Plan, is now accepting grant applications from community organizations that focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia care. According to the National Institute on Aging, as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.
In an increasingly digital world, aspiring authors have more options — and cheaper ones at that — for self publishing. But with self publishing also comes different challenges, said a new Mesa author.