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Parkinson’s: Where Behavioral Health and Neurology Intersect

By Kate Carey-Trull Chances are, you know someone with Parkinson’s disease. One person is diagnosed every 10 minutes, with about 60,000 Americans diagnosed with the chronic, progressive neurological and degenerative disorder each year. Dr. J. Antonelle de Marcaida, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Chase Family Movement [...]

How Normal is Memory Decline as We Age?

Normal aging makes joints creak and skin sag. Inside the brain, cognition changes in similarly “predictable ways,” according to Dr. Amy Sanders, director of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Memory Care Center in Wethersfield. Research has shown, she said, that the speed with which adults process new information or retrieve stored [...]

Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St. [...]

50,000-Square-Foot HealthCenter Opens in Cheshire

The new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main St. in Cheshire is now open. The 50,000 square-foot facility currently features experts from the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Headache Center and the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, plus [...]

How Treating Concussions Has Changed: Free Talk On What You Should Know

Maybe the first time you realized how serious concussions could be was when the NFL started fielding lawsuits from former players with repeated head injuries that forever changed – or ended – their lives. Concussion – the mildest form of traumatic brain injury – can result from an accident, sports [...]

Cheshire HealthCenter to Open in September

Construction of the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main Street in Cheshire is nearing completion, with a scheduled opening in mid-September. The walls are freshly painted, the shrubs are freshly planted and the parking lot is ready for cars. While information technology specialists work to tie everything together, [...]