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Worried About Your Memory? The SAGE Test Helps Spot Early Dementia

Worried About Your Memory? The SAGE Test Helps Spot Early Dementia

Less than 15 minutes is all it takes to complete a written test that could uncover early signs of Alzheimer's or other causes of dementia. It's called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination or SAGE test and consists of 22 questions. Read more ...

Winter Safety Tips for Your Children

Winter Safety Tips for Your Children

With the winter solstice just behind us and months of cold weather to come, are you aware of the best way to keep your children safe? Read more ...

My Best Christmas Present Ever

My Best Christmas Present Ever

Thirty years ago, on Christmas Eve, I went into labor with my daughter Stephanie. My husband Barry wasn't feeling well and jokingly (more or less) said, "Please don't have the baby tonight."

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A List of Foods That Are Hidden Sources of Salt. You May Be Surprised.

A List of Foods That Are Hidden Sources of Salt. You May Be Surprised.

Salt, which is 40% sodium and 60% chloride, is an essential nutrient that we need to survive. The problem is, too much sodium may lead to high blood pressure, strokes and kidney disease.  Read more ...

Tips on Keeping Your Children Safe During the Holidays

Tips on Keeping Your Children Safe During the Holidays

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. To help ensure our kids have fun and stay safe this holiday, here are a few tips to remember. Read more ...

Alzheimer's Volunteers Make a Big Difference. Maine Chapter, Alzheimer's Association Says Thank You

Alzheimer's Volunteers Make a Big Difference. Maine Chapter, Alzheimer's Association Says Thank You

On Saturday I attended a volunteer recognition reception hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter. It was an enlightening afternoon.

As you may know, my mother has Alzheimer's disease. Even though our family is fortunate to have each other and the help of professional caregivers, I often feel overwhelmed — with worry, sadness, responsibilities ...