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Mulberry Gardens Offering Free Memory Screenings in Southington

For many people, forgetting things becomes more common as they age. When forgetfulness starts interfering with daily life, it could be a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. A memory screening can be the first step in learning that simple forgetfulness might actually indicate a more serious problem. Mulberry Gardens...


How To Talk To Someone Who Has Dementia

By Michelle Wyman, Dementia Specialist Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging How to communicate with people who have dementia: Always state their name before speaking. This attracts their attention. Maintain eye contact throughout the conversation. Avoid speaking from another room or from behind. They may have forgotten you were in...

Feeling Younger Than Your Age

Why Your Perception Of ‘Old’ Changes As You Age

Bruce Horovitz Kaiser Health News My perception of old age is inextricably linked to my grandmother. When I was a kid, I thought this 65-year-old, white-haired woman whose entire body wobbled when she walked was very old. Now that I’m 66, my personal perception — or perhaps, misperception — of...


Things to Know, What to Do When a Loved One Dies

By Marc Levesque, senior resource case manager; Jessica Dakin, geriatric care program manager; and Michelle Wyman, certified dementia specialist, all with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging The death of a loved one is difficult and overwhelming. Experts at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging have created a guide...


Jefferson House receives national Five Star Quality Rating

Jefferson House, a skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation and palliative care community located at 1 John H. Stewart Drive, recently received an overall Five Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Jefferson House has been rated overall Five Star for a number of years, but this year...


Hartford HealthCare at Home Helps WWII Vets Receive France’s Highest Honor

“God Bless America” and “Vive la France” were two phrases heard several times in the Old Judiciary Room at the State Capitol July 30 as five Connecticut World War II veterans were presented with the La Legion D’Honneur, or French Legion of Honor, medal, the highest distinction conferred in France to...