HopeHealth’s 26th annual Walk for Alzheimer’s raised $125,000 to support essential services for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, their caregivers and families in Southeastern Massachusetts. Services include support groups, a telephone helpline, memory screenings, caregiver needs assessment and care planning, and respite grants. Over 1,600 people participated in the walk, held on May 6 at DCR Scusset State Beach. Funds are still being raised, with $150,000 in donations expected by the end of May.
For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurological conditions, it can take a long time to move around and communicate with others in day-to-day living. Standing up is hard. Walking happens in small, shuffling steps. You may speak softly or experience a delay in connecting thoughts to speech. At Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth, our therapy team has seen great results improving the quality of life for PD patients through the LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® therapy programs. These innovative methods, part of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatments, have been proven effective by decades of clinical research and are used worldwide.