Annual Alzheimer’s Walk – August 26, 2017

The annual Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will be held at the Fayette County Courthouse at 9 a.m. August 26. This is the 23rd year the Alzheimer’s Association has hosted the event. The Walk’s success has supported research for a cure and helped over 100,000 families in the Chapter area living with Alzheimer’s.

The Walk […]

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AARP: States lag in keeping Medicaid enrollees out of nursing homes

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead, according to a recent AARP report released in June.

A story written by Phil Galewitz for Kaiser Health News says: “Although most states have experienced modest improvements […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late Stages

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care giving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear from professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Presenters will include guests from Bluegrass Care Navigators, […]

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Cycling for Parkinson’s

A new class of cycling for Parkinson’s will take place Aug. 1 at the Beaumont YMCA.

The class, specifically designed for those with Parkinson’s, will take place at 2 p.m., every Tuesday and Friday. In order to participate you must have a form completed by your doctor.

The class is free, courtesy of the Lexington Area […]

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Learning how to preserve your family stories

A session on how to preserve your family stories will be held from 10-11 a.m., July 24 in classroom B at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane, Lexington, 40502

In this class participants will brainstorm a variety of ways to help record your family stories, letters and photos.

There is one story only you can […]

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New center for older adults coming to Frankfort

Bluegrass Care Navigators will be opening the Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care Center in Frankfort, Ky., in the second half of 2017.

The Navigators’ Adult Day Health Care Centers will provide care and companionship for older adults who need assistance or supervision during the day as well as those of any age who have Alzheimer’s […]

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Poor sleep quality could mean more risk for Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a new study published online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Researchers have found a […]

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Free fire alarm program offered

The Senior Center at Charles Young Center at 540 E. Third St. will have a free fire alarm program on Friday, July 14.

Presented by the Lexington Fire Department, the program on fire safety will also offer participants with an opportunity to sign up for free alarms and installation.

Light refreshment will be served.

Please […]

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UK, YMCA to study whether exercise can slow Alzheimer’s

This column, by Allison Caban-Holt, an assistant professor with the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, recently appears in The Lexington Herald-Leader. It is reprinted here with permission.

The World Health Organization says that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. We all know that being active can […]

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Lexington CARES provides services for seniors, disabled

The Lexington Department of Public Safety and Social Services wants your life at home to be a little easier and safer.

Lexington Cares is a group of programs offered by local and federal government agencies. These programs offer residents options for safety, support and staying connected with others who might provide care during an emergency.

The […]

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