• Sleep & Dementia: Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

    Many older adults notice changes in their sleep patterns as they age. In people with dementia, though, these sleep disturbances tend to be more severe and occur more frequently. These sleep changes are more common in late stages of dementia, but some studies show sleep changes can occur during the early stages of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease,

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  • Symptoms of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    We all forget things, right? We’ve misplaced keys or forgotten names. But, what if it becomes just a little more, or a lot more, than that? What if you can’t remember the names of people who’ve been an important part of your life. Or you’ve missed important events, like birthdays and anniversaries. Or maybe, you can’t follow the recipe for

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  • Navigating VA Benefits for Alzheimer’s & Memory Care

    for Virginia’s Veterans

    The United States set up the U.S. Veterans Administration to serve the nation’s veterans. The VA offers a number of Alzheimer’s and memory care benefits for veterans and spouses who suffer from dementia. Journalists from Daily Press secured information about the veteran populations in Virginia from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC). They found that Virginia had 777,314

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  • 10 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

    As a brain disease, Alzheimer’s causes a slow decline in an individual’s memory, thinking and reasoning skills. This decline is the result of changes in the brain, which develop years before symptoms appear. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s tend to worsen over time, although the rate at which the symptoms worsen varies between individuals. The severity of symptoms also varies between

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  • Historic Walks, Sites & Things
    to Do in Williamsburg, VA

    Williamsburg, one of America’s first planned cities, is steeped in colonial history. From its inception, it was to be a “new and well-ordered city” suitable to serve as the capital of the largest of the British colonies in America. Just as planned, it became the capital of the Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780 and the center of political, social,

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