May 2001
Understanding Ada
Feature Story
At Bridgeport Hospital's REACH Day Center for Adults, the staff understands the special problems that rob seniors of their memories. The Center helps older adults to maintain their independence while staying safe and enjoying their days.
In this issue...
Although Alzheimer's disease is not curable, it IS treatable. Medications can slow the progress of the disease, and with help, families can learn to cope with it...

Babies don't come with owner's manuals. And Grandma is likely to live two states away. So The Birthplace at Bridgeport Hospital has created The New Moms and Dads Club to help first-time parents get answers to questions like these...

My grandmother always said to slather scald burns with butter, but I've heard that's the wrong thing to do. How should scalds be treated?

Lori Mayar, RN, Clinical Services Manager of the Andrew J. and Henrietta Panettieri Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, responds...


Have you been eating lots of high-fiber foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals, and beans to keep your digestive system moving? Then you may have been dismayed at newspaper stories about new studies that have updated and refined our understanding of the role of diet in cancer prevention...

Are you looking for a Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap) policy to cover deductibles and coinsurance for physician and hospital services?

When someone you love is experiencing mental health problems, anxiety, or depression, familiar surroundings may be more healing than a hospital environment. At times like these, United Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) has long been here to help with psychiatric and support services...