April 29, 2011

CNN Presents: A Larry King Special – Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic

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Larry King Special to air May 1 at 8pm ET

On Sunday May 1st, search CNN will air the first Larry King special, view premiering at 8pm ET/PT and will be titled “Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic.” It’s being called the disease of the 21st century as an estimated 5.4 million people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth-leading cause of death across all ages in the United States, ed but many Americans still do not know much about this illness. The one-hour special will look into Alzheimer’s disease, who gets it and why, the race to find effective treatments and a possible cure.

King will be joined by people who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease and will include interviews with former First Lady Laura Bush and California’s former First Lady and Alzheimer’s activist Maria Shriver; actors Seth Rogen, and  Angie Dickinson; TV host Leeza Gibbons; football star Terrell Owens and  son of President Ronald Reagan, Ron Reagan. Neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta will explain what Alzheimer’s is and how this disease affects the human brain.

Seth Rogen, talks to King about supporting his fiancée and her family as they deal with her mom’s early diagnosis at the age of fifty-five.  He wants the world to know this is a young person’s problem too, “More and more people in our generation are gonna have to deal with it,” Rogen said.  “We’re dealing with it before most people have to,” he tells King.  “But as you get older and you see it happening to your parents, and ultimately realize it could happen to yourself and your friends, it becomes much more real and not some imaginary old person problem, you know?” Shriver, in the first interview she’s given since losing her father, Sargent  Shriver, to Alzheimer’s disease this year tells King, “I think anybody who’s not concerned about Alzheimer’s is in denial.”

In addition to visiting the Mayo Clinic, Larry King will visit the cutting-edge Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, and he will be joined by Ron Reagan. While there, one of them will take a brain scan that will indicate if he is at risk for Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders, and one will opt out. Tune in and as they will share the results with the audience and talk to Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and Larry Ruvo, philanthropist and visionary, to see how doctors are treating patients and what people can do to diminish their risk for Alzheimer’s. Dr. Ronald Petersen, Director, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, who treated President Reagan warned, “If we don’t do something about Alzheimer’s disease right now, Alzheimer’s disease in and of itself may bankrupt the healthcare system.” The special hour will also broadcast on CNNi and will re-air on Saturday, May 7 at 8pm ET/PT. For additional information please visit Alz.org. Exclusive content will be featured on CNN.com including interviews with actor David Hyde Pierce and Harry Johns, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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Alzheimer’s Association Presents – Social Work Forum

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Alzheimer’s Association Presents – Art & Dementia

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April 28, 2011

One Memory at a Time

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Submitted by Tammy Tate – Publisher, cialis Central Virginia Senior Living Guide

A few months ago, we explained the importance of the Long-Term Care Partnership between you and the Commonwealth of Virginia in the protection of a fair portion of your assets in order to qualify for Medicaid as well as the repayment system for Medicaid on the estate.  However, most of us rationalize that “it will not happen to me,” I’ll kill myself before I go into a nursing home,” “the government provides those services through Medicare,”…fill in your own denial words.

On April 11th, U.S.News’ reporter Philip Moeller wrote on five reasons that you need a long-term care plan:  (1) 1 in 7 over 65 need at-home care, 1.6 million reside in nursing homes, and as much as 70% of all persons now 65 will need care at some point in their remaining lives; (2) costs are high and rising to a possible $100,000 per year.. from an already cost (2011) of $6000 per month in the Richmond area; (3) in this transient, highly mobile, and smaller family society, it is unlikely that the loved ones are nearby to provide the care or to oversee the care administered by another; (4) U.S. workers and retirees do not plan for this type of financial disaster; and, (5) the government is in the process of re-evaluating and cost-cutting the budget, thereby trimming benefits.

Sometimes, we are reminded of the importance of such planning at the oddest of moments. In the mystery, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, the first Penny Black (AA) and the mis-dye cast orange Penny Black (TL) were stolen from the headmaster, Dr. Kissing.  The story involves the mystique and mayhem of an English country village murder and its precocious, chemist-turned-detective, eleven year old resident, Flavia.  After the theft, thirty years pass before the murder occurs. So, you ask, what does this have to do with long-term care…well, Flavia in the process of solving the murder, returns the precious stamps to Dr. Kissing, now ninety-five years of youth and living in a retirement/nursing home.  As a philosopher of headmaster proportions, Dr. Kissing comments on the costliness of his living and his ancient hobby of philately paying for his present-day needs.  To Flavia, he says:  “The cost, you see, of housing a beating heart.  One disposes of one’s life one square at a time.  Not much of it left, is there?”

Is that your plan…to dispose of your life, one memory at a time?

Edna C. Massey, CLU, ChFC
Myriad Financial Services of Virginia, Inc.
d.b.a. Myriad Insurance Agency
8401 Patterson Avenue, Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23229
Telephone: (804) 750-1110, x303

Fax: (804) 750-1461
Email: info@MFSVA.com
www.MFSVA.com

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April 20, 2011

Join us at the CMAC 15th Year Celebration!

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Save the Date!

Join us at the CMAC 15th Year Celebration!

Remembering the Past, viagra Living for the Present and Hope for the Future”

Monday, June 6, 2011

4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Gorelick Hall at Shalom Park

5007 Providence Road

Charlotte, NC 28226

(Enter at Building C by the Butterfly Garden)

Food, fun and friendship will be the centerpiece of this special event. We will honor some extraordinary individuals who have made a difference for seniors in our community. All are welcome.

Space is limited!

Please RSVP by 5/27 at infocmacnc@gmail.com

or contact Linda Bass (704-944-6849)or Lesha Dodson (704-554-9904)

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April 19, 2011

Celebrate April in Paris… Only in Florida…

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Come to Horizon Bay Altamonte Springs and help us celebrate “April in Paris!” You’ll feel like you are lounging under the Eiffel Tower in the beautiful City of Light as you enjoy delicious French cheeses, generic pastry and tempting French wine. There will even be a French cooking demonstration! Don’t miss out on this delightful celebration!

When – Thursday, April 21st at 4:30pm

Where – Horizon Bay Altamonte Springs FL

http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/calendars/CFLcalendar.html

 

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April 15, 2011

We Walk with a Purpose to MOVE A NATION TO END ALZHEIMER’S.

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If you’re the kind of person who’s not going to sit on the sidelines when there’s

a chance to change the future, buy cialis you’re the person we need. Join us for the…

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S.

 

Start a team in your area – Go to http://www.alz.org/walk/

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Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser – Mint Hill, NC

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Net proceeds go to help fund the Medical Transportation Program for East Charlotte Seniors that can no longer drive themselves to medical appointments and cannot afford taxi or city transportation services.

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Careconnect by Esco Technologies Wins Prestigious ALFA Award

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The Assisted Living Federation of America has selected CareConnect by ESCO Technologies above all other contenders as its 2011 Best-of-the-Best Award winner for technology adoption. CareConnect stands alone as the only provider of free nurse call systems and affordable telephone, drugstore Internet, and television services to senior housing communities across America.

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Greensboro, NC – elder abuse awareness and prevention event

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Safe, health Savvy Seniors, tadalafil an elder abuse awareness and prevention event co-sponsored by TRLA (Triad Retirement and Living Association) and City of Greensboro will be held May 19th from 8:30-12:00 at the Smith Senior Center at 2401 Fairview Street in Greensboro, medicine NC. For more general information about the event, please see this link below.

http://trla.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Safe-Savvy-Flyer.pdf

For More information regarding becoming a vendor at this event please this link:

http://trla.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Call-for-Vendors-TRLA-Safe-Savvy-Seniors.doc.pdf

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