News & Events

Welcome to the JCA News and Events page. Here you will find all news updates as well as post from the general blog and the KC (Kensington Clubs) Blog. Use the search function on the right side of the page to find news and posts about any particular category or key term that interests you.

Early Detection Matters: 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / March 22, 2024

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by BriAnn Hill for NCOA There’s no one test that can be used to definitively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Instead, doctors use a combination of medical history, neurological exams, brain imaging, and other diagnostic tools to make a diagnosis with as much accuracy as possible. The approval of new therapies makes early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s even more …

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How Art Sessions Can Help With Dementia

KC Blog, Uncategorized / By JCA / March 8, 2024

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by Mary Beth Flynn for Artfully Aging The Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s—And How Art Sessions Can Help With Both As we grow older, our short-term memory starts to fade. We may forget the names of acquaintances or regularly misplace our car keys. In many cases, it’s nothing to be worried about—it’s a side effect …

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March ’24 Senior Resources Guide: Aging Gracefully, Positively, and Healthily

Blog / By JCA / March 7, 2024

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by Suzanne Pollak, senior writer for JCA, for the Washington Jewish Week Upgrades in modern medicine, housing and technology really are making life easier for older adults. There are more effective ways to deal with pain as well as improved methods to treat prostate cancer screen more effectively test for breast cancer. Realizing it is …

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Improve Your Personal Cyber Security

Blog / By JCA / March 6, 2024

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from NCOA Avoiding Scams and Fraud for Older Adults: How Older Adults Can Improve Their Personal Cyber Security The web can be a rich source of information, connection, and community for older adults—something that became even clearer during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as with any public space, you need to be aware of your surroundings. …

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Successful Strategies for Aging

KC Blog / By JCA / March 6, 2024

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The Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with MedStar Health presents Strategies for Successful Aging, a three-part series of virtual programs. As we age, we encounter new changes and challenges. During this 3-part series, our expert panelists will review popular areas of challenging change, and provide their guidance and tools. Please note you can attend one or …

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Hearing Loss and Anxiety: Why It Happens and How to Cope

Blog / By JCA / February 29, 2024

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by Lauren Sherman, MS for NCOA Hearing loss can make communication and social interactions more challenging, which can potentially impact your overall well-being. Difficulty understanding conversations, feelings of isolation, concerns about missing important information, and the constant strain to compensate for hearing loss can contribute to heightened anxiety levels. Anxiety can affect hearing Somewhat unknown …

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What Exercises Can Help You Prevent a Fall?

Blog / By JCA / February 23, 2024

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by Tiffany Shubert and Rebecca Elmitt for National Council on Aging Anyone of any age or ability can get stronger and improve their balance. And staying strong and having good balance are especially important for older adults. Why? Because staying strong and practicing balance skills are critical to managing your fall risk. The stronger your …

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Jewish Funerals and End-of-Life Traditions

Blog / By JCA / February 20, 2024

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From our partner, Buried in Work This guide is also linked on our Resources page. Overview of Jewish End of Life Traditions Jewish end-of-life traditions are deeply rooted in history, religious texts, and cultural practices, reflecting a profound respect for life, the dignity of the deceased, and the process of grieving. These traditions offer comfort …

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Keeping The Well in Well-thy | Supporting a Loved One Diagnosed with Dementia

Uncategorized / By JCA / February 20, 2024

Barbara Archer

Tune in to a new episode of Keeping The Well in Well-thy | Supporting a Loved One Diagnosed with Dementia with Susy Elder Murphy, BA, CMC Dementia manifests in a variety of ways. In its early stages, it can be easily mistaken for mere forgetfulness or the natural aging process. However, understanding its root causes can …

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Awareness and Fire & Safety Tips

KC Blog / By JCA / February 19, 2024

From the African American Health Program Attend one of these empowering events focused on Alzheimer’s & Dementia Awareness and Fire & Safety Tips. The collaboration between AAHP Aging Subcommittee and Montgomery County Fire & Safety aims to boost safety skills and offer support to families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Refreshments will be …

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