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    Gentlemen of Sound bring more than music to Aberdeen Heights

    There’s nothing quite like the harmonic tones of a Barbershop Chorus filling the hallways with favorite songs from a bygone era. When the Gentlemen of Sound visit Aberdeen Heights, it’s a community affair – with residents and staff invited to join in and sing along with some of their favorite songs.“What ends up happening is that we’ll sing songs that they know and remember,” said Bill Westbrook, assistant director of the Gentlemen of Sound. “We get them...

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    Should All People 65+ Get Cognitive Assessments?

    A special section in the recently released Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report focuses on the role primary care physicians can play in early detection of the disease. The association says all people 65 and older should receive some kind of assessment of their thinking and memory functions and that the primary care setting is the best place to do it. It should be a part of routine exams, said Joanne Pike, the association’s chief program officer.