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Theresa Boyd

Third-Generation Veteran Continues Serving the Community

For Theresa Boyd, making the decision to enlist with the U.S. Air Force was a no-brainer—both of her parents, her grandparents and her brother had all served in the military. “I liked the feeling that I was doing something to help my country and making my family proud,” says Theresa.

Dr. Elkind Mitchell

Support for Life After a Stroke

Every year in the United States, 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, and while some people recover completely from a stroke, nearly 70 percent of stroke survivors undergo rehabilitation to help recover from post-stroke disabilities.

Laurie Reid

Transitioning From Military to Civilian Career

Laurie Reid has an impressive résumé and credits the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Tuskegee University for her career success. As a registered nurse by trade, Reid has served more than 30 years in the military. “I have a big sense of pride in serving my country and being able to give back,” says Reid. “I take a lot of pride in having been able to wear my uniforms while I did what I loved.”

Tamisha Taylor, caregiver

Caring for Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For many veterans, PTSD is a sad reality of experiencing war. Research on veterans and PTSD shows that a large majority of Vietnam veterans struggled with chronic PTSD symptoms, with four out of five reporting recent symptoms when interviewed 20-25 years after the Vietnam War.

Carol Gonzalez-Sheak giving presentation

Neuropsychology of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Loved ones with dementia are not the only ones impacted by the intensity and progression of dementia. “The symptoms can definitely affect caregivers,” says Carol Gonzalez-Sheak, owner of owner of the San Jose, Calif., Right at Home office. “Caregivers burn out easily and they need respite care. They also need to understand that these symptoms are part of the disease and that the person with dementia still retains many abilities.”

Paul Johnson 9/11 First Responder

Honoring 9/11 First Responder Paul Johnson

After working an overnight shift at the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Emergency Service Unit (ESU), Paul Johnson was sleeping when his sister pounded on his door the morning of September 11, 2001. The father of nine responded to the 9/11 attack immediately by heading out to the World Trade Center.

Clogged artery drawing

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Cholesterol

For up to 20 percent of people in the United States with high cholesterol, the underlying problem is genetic. Inherited high cholesterol, medically known as familial hypercholesterolemia or FH, means heightened cholesterol runs in the family. Inherited high cholesterol increases the risk of an early-age heart attack. Knowing one’s full family health history and getting regular medical checkups are two of the best ways to stay ahead of concerns with cholesterol for any adult.

Debbie Friedman, presenter, Dementia Person Centered Care

Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia, Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline does not mean that life is over,” Friedman adds. “There are ways to continue having quality of life. Our Cognitive Support Program aims at helping people understand how to make that quality of life happen. Our goal is to give dementia clients and their families something to look forward to instead of something to dread.

Jane Knapp speaking

Solving Biomedical Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

Jane and her ethics committee team work to “create a safe environment for people to say things that otherwise they may not be able to say,” including the built-up emotions and past baggage that can lead to family conflicts over how to best care for parents or other relatives.

Hurricane Harvey Flooding Houston TX

Home Care Workers Recall Disaster Response a Year After Hurricane Harvey

When Karen Martin heard that a tropical storm—later known as Hurricane Harvey—in the Gulf was projected to make a landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas, she—the staffing coordinator of Right at Home Metro Houston—immediately reached out to all caregivers on her team via email.