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Encouraging Earlier Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease

  This month, the Alzheimer’s Association, a volunteer health organization that focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer’s Disease, joins together with persons in the early stages of the disease to encourage families to talk about memory and cognition concerns sooner rather than in the disease’s later stages. They personally know the many benefits…

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Aging and Disability Resource Center

Rhode Island Senate Passes Bill to Create Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Rhode Island Senate approved S 2552 sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 24, Providence) to create an office within the Division of Elderly Affairs to help government connect Rhode Islanders with helplful resources for long-term care.  The legislation was cosponsored by Sen. Dawn Euer (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown). On May 1, 2018, the…

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Staying Independent in Old Age Despite Changing Mobility

This article was written by our good friend Hazel Bridges of www.agingwellness.org, exclusively for our West View Nursing family and readers! For almost everyone, getting older means everyday tasks getting a little bit harder. Between changes to your mobility, vision, and energy levels, staying on top of responsibilities can seem like a Herculean feat. But…

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Dr. Brian Ott on Alzheimer's Disease

New Report Warns of Growing Cost of Treating Alzheimer’s Disease 

For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will surpass $277 billion, which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in “Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” released on March 20, 2018. The Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures, first released…

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Go with the Pros: Resources and Advice for Seniors who Are Downsizing

This article was written by our dear friend, Karen Weeks, of Elderwellness.net, exclusively for our West View Nursing and Rehabilitation readers and families! Thank you Karen! Selling a home and getting ready to move is a daunting prospect for anyone. There are any number of home fixes and renovations to be made both inside and…

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