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Senior Health Clinic Education and Resources

Senior Health Clinic is committed to providing high quality care and wellness education to our patients. Please use this page to explore educational resources.



  • Alzheimer's Disease Support and Resources

    Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is life changing for both patients and their loved ones. “Alzheimer's disease does not just impact the person, it impacts the entire family,” explains Stephen Gemmell, PhD of the Washington Regional Memory Disorders Clinic. “Once a diagnosis is made and we know the stage of a dementia, the next thing we focus on is how do we help this person and how do we help their family.”...

  • Winter Blues

    When temperatures drop and daylight becomes scarce, it’s not unusual to start feeling a little blue. “Winter blues are very common in the United States; in fact, between 10% and 20% of Americans experience some degree of winter blues,” says Stephen Gemmell, Ph.D., director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at Washington Regional’s Pat Walker Center for Seniors....

  • Men's Health Checkup Checklist

    Even men who feel great need an annual checkup, says Dr. Randy Shinn, a geriatrician at Washington Regional’s Senior Health Clinic, part of the Pat Walker Center for Seniors. “It’s important for men — even if they feel they’re in good health — to see their physician on at least a yearly basis.”...

  • MIND Diet

    Smart food choices can keep your brain sharp. “Research has shown for years that what we eat can impact brain function,” says Stephen Gemmell, Ph.D., director of the Washington Regional Memory Disorders Clinic. Eating healthful foods found on the MIND diet, he says, may lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders....

  • Alzheimer’s Disease – Reducing Your Risk Factors

    The time to start addressing risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease may be earlier than you think. “Alzheimer’s disease is actually a midlife disease with later-life consequences,” says Stephen Gemmell, Ph.D., director of the Washington Regional Memory Disorders Clinic. “People who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease likely have already had the disease for 10 to 15 years before they receive the diagnosis.”...