Facts About Memory Loss
by Rita Altman, RN
Each year, Alzheimer’s awareness is heightened on September 21, World Alzheimer’s Day. This dreaded disease impacts not only the person living with it, but also their loved ones. All who know the person experiencing memory loss are affected by watching the inevitable, progressive decline that accompanies it.… Continue reading
A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves–strong, powerful, beautiful–and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.
– Pam Brown
The most therapeutic activity for my mother when she was dying of cancer was being with her animals.… Continue reading
Mill Valley Film Festival Looks at Aging, Death and Love
Mill Valley Film Festival
Amour looks at Growing Old, Death and Love
October 8, 2012
Summary from the Festival Site.
Directed by Michael Haneke
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva
Cinema feeds on stories of love and death, but how often do filmmakers really offer new or challenging perspectives on either?… Continue reading
Aging in Place – What does that mean??
We are using the term “aging in place” in reference to living where you have lived for many years, or to living in a non-healthcare environment, and using products, services and conveniences to enable you to not have to move as circumstances change.… Continue reading
Mills Peninsula – Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screenings
Held Every Other Month on the Second Wednesday
Blood pressure and blood glucose screenings include:
- Blood Pressure Screening – FREE
- Blood Glucose Screening – $2 (Exact change please)
- 8 hour fast required
- Take blood pressure medications and all others as scheduled
- Delay diabetes medication until after the screening
- Drink water before the screening
- Bring a snack for after the screening
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September 19th World Arthritis Day – Programs in San Francisco
Massage Envy offers pain management as one of the core benefits of massage therapy. Massage therapy is recognized as being helpful in relieving some of the serious pain and limited mobility issues associated with arthritis and related diseases such as fibromyalgia. Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding of a serious problem and the opportunities for common solutions.