Community’s Support Helps 2018 HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s Raise $125,000

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.

How we help Parkinson’s patients move and speak better

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.

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