The Age Factor

With a presidential election looming, “age” is in the news, especially with two presidential candidates either hovering just past or below 80. While we’re not here to predict the outcome of the 2024 presidential race, we can point out that the process of aging vastly differs from one individual to another. Some people remain vigorous…

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Friends of Nathaniel Witherell Elects New Chair and Board Members

Jeff Aldrich, Founder, President and CEO of the Aldrich Group, Inc. and a native of Greenwich, Connecticut, has been named Chairman of the Board of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, an independent, non-profit charitableorganization that raises funds to enhance the quality of life of the Nathaniel Witherell’s skilled-nursing care residents and short-term rehab patients. Aldrich…

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NEWS RELEASE: Jack DiTeodoro, MD Named as the New Medical Director of The Nathaniel Witherell

Dr. Francis X. Walsh to continue as an attending physician “We continue to provide the top-quality medical care the Witherell is renowned for.”   John Mastronardi, Executive Director of The Nathaniel Witherell, announced today the appointment of Jack DiTeodoro, MD as Medical Director of The Nathaniel Witherell.  Dr. DiTeodoro, a Board-Certified Family Practitioner, assumed the…

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As Anxiety and Stress Increase, Mental Health Issues Are on the Rise

Stress levels are up. According to an American Psychologist Association / Harris Poll, in 2023, more Americans experienced higher levels of stress, with the percentage of mental health issues increasing among all age groups. What’s causing the problem? Some consider triggers to be post-pandemic disorders and trauma caused by global disruption, natural disasters, and shaky…

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How to Communicate with Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease: Surprising Things You Should Know

In 2021, Lady Gaga was performing at Radio City Music Hall with the late, great Tony Bennett, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, yet he managed to remember the lyrics and songs they were both singing. Suddenly, he called her by her name, something he hadn’t been able to do during rehearsals. As she recalled,…

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