Monday Minute: Your First Parkinson’s Doctors Visit

In continuation of the subject of Parkinson’s for the month of April, today we wanted to discuss the next step after you begin to suspect that you or a loved one has Parkinson’s. It is crucial that you get set up with a doctor as soon as you can to optimize the effectiveness of the…

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Monday Minute: Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we wanted to shed some light on some of the easily missed early indicators of this progressive nervous system disorder. Approximately 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease per year in the US alone and over 1 million in the country are suffering from it currently. There are many…

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Monday Minute: Brain Food

In honor of National Nutrition Month, this week’s Monday Minute is about items we can all be including in our diets to make sure we are feeding our brains the way we should. Many side effects of aging happen in the brain, and adjusting your diet can drop your risk of cognition decline and dementia…

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Stop!!! Don’t read past this paragraph, Yet ;). How much do you know about Parkinson’s Disease? Take this Quiz to see how much you know. I got 6 out of 10 questions correct! Which to be honest I really guessed on half of those 6 I got correct. Which goes to show how much I…

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Happy New Year!!!

I’ve heard 2020 called an Unprecedented Time, a Crazy Year, a Crazy New Normal, we may have said to ourselves, “Sweet gingerbread, what else can possibly go wrong?” But through it all, we have shown that in difficult circumstances, we can bravely carry on. We are now at the beginning of a new year and…

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Neurologic Conditions and how they Relate to Depression

Neurologic Conditions and how they Relate to Depression When working with conditions that affect the brain it seems highly logical that a major condition like a Stroke, Epilepsy and/or Parkinson’s Disease could also trigger depression. How about vice versa, Could being susceptible to bouts of depression place you at a higher risk of a larger…

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Orange County Commission on Aging

Orange County Commission on Aging Ever wonder if our local government really cares about our senior community? Orange County has found a way to guide seniors on ways to get help, find fulfillment and  give back. The Commission on Aging was established as an advisory board under the Orange County Board of County Commissioners in…

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! Established in 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States and to start the process of improving access to mental health treatment and services and…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness

Did you know that June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?  Well now we all do! World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is…

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