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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Age-related Hearing Loss, Communication, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! A global campaign, this year’s theme is Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s. Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous medical conditions that are characterized by cognitive decline. 50 million people live with dementia worldwide, a figure that is projected to rapidly rise. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s, accounting for up to 70% …

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Tips for Successful Virtual Family Reunions

In Communication, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

In previous years, your family members may have traveled from far-flung places in order to get together for the annual year-end reunion. After extensive travel, it is a pleasure to get together for a meal, to catch up with one another, and to have some holiday cheer.  This year will likely be different for most families. Virtual meetings will be …