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Critter Corner: How Many Steps Should You Walk to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

Dear Angel, I heard many times that exercise helps reduce your risk of dementia. I recently began walking while listening to books on Audible. How long do they say you should walk, and how many times per week, to reduce your … [Read more...]

Introducing the Dementia Doula

If you’re familiar with the word “doula,” you probably think of it as referring to a person who provides guidance and support to a pregnant woman. From admission through delivery, a doula stays at her patient's side providing … [Read more...]

Your House Is NOT Protected from Medicaid

Q. My mom and dad built our family home in Arlington 35 years ago. It’s been remodeled twice and expanded to enlarge the kitchen and add a master bedroom suite. Our family still hosts frequent gatherings in the home for holidays … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Healthy Aging Month–How to Prevent Health Problems as You Get Older

Dear Hayek, I heard that September is Healthy Aging Month. What are some tips for healthier aging? Thanks! Hal Thee-Ajing --- Dear Hal, September is Healthy Aging Month, and it’s a great time to be more mindful … [Read more...]

Why Are So Many Young People Having Strokes?

Stroke prevention efforts are most often focused on older adults. That’s because 60% of strokes happen in adults 65 years and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many don’t realize that strokes are … [Read more...]

What if I Don’t Want a Funeral?

Q. When a family friend died last year, his family made it clear there wouldn’t be a traditional funeral service for him. At first I thought this was because of the pandemic, but now I’m not so sure. Instead, they held a … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Would Someone Want to Preplan Their Funeral?

Dear Angel, My father told me yesterday that he is preplanning and prepaying for his funeral. I just listened as he spoke, but didn’t ask any questions. It was such a serious topic that I didn’t want to look disrespectful by … [Read more...]

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