Some of the most common health concerns among Virginia seniors are arthritis, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. If you’re looking for help managing these conditions and others, SeniorNavigator can point you toward medical programs, providers and advocacy groups near you.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. If not treated, it can affect a person’s ability to go about their normal routines.
Studies have found an association between hearing loss and the development of dementia in older adults. Learn about research that suggests that using hearing aids to treat hearing loss may help slow the development of cognitive problems.
Good dental care is important for everyone, but especially for people with kidney disease. What might be a minior infection for a healthy person could be a major problem for someone with kidney disease.
Taking Time is for people newly diagnosed with cancer and their friends and family. Hearing that you have cancer changes your life, and the lives of those around you. The booklet discusses the many emotions that come with having cancer, as well as how to communicate with others about the disease.
Pathways to Well-Being With Dementia gives essential information about living with dementia from 48 people living with it, their care partners, and leading dementia specialists. The science-based information is presented in a user-friendly format.