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PBS “The Genius of Marian” documentary

In bringing awareness to a profoundly challenging disease, PBS aired “The Genius of Marian.”  This exceptional documentary follows the life of Pam White, a once famous actress and daughter of a famous artist, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.  This emotionally charged film follows the struggles of the White family as they attempt to balance their lives and learn ways to cope with this debilitating disease.  The film is a must see for those impacted by the disease.   An estimated 5.2 million American’s have Alzheimer’s, including approximately 200,000 individuals under the age of 65 — who have early onset Alzheimer’s.  Woman are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis with the risk of developing the disease at age 65 reaching 1 in 6 females.   Join us in helping to find a cure, this September 21, 2014, at The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Andover, MA.  To learn more about the walk, visit our calendar page.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello everyone, as some of you may know, it’s “Breast Cancer Awareness” month and I’d thought we’d talk about some of things that we could do to avoid breast cancer.

First off, let’s talk about exercise. It’s no secret that exercising every day is good for us. According to research, woman who walk an hour a day decrease their chances by 14% of getting breast cancer and those who work out “vigorously” decreae their chances by 25%. Not huge differences, but every little bit will help.

Now lets focus on what we put in our bodies. The most important foods for reducing breast cancer are broccoli and cauliflower. Those vegetables help eliminate carcinogens, which damages your cells. Drinking coffee is another good way to reduce your chances of breast cancer as well as good fiber and sea vegetables, such as brown or red seaweed that’s been known to inhibit cancer cells.

Those are just the easiest ways to take steps in preventing breast cancer without completely changing the way we live.

For more information, view this article from the New York Daily News:

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Learn Nutritional Benefits to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Come listen to Mary Demakes, RN speak about foods that feed your brain and why nutrition makes a difference.  Mary has been a recipient of the Mayo Clinic Certificate for medical research and education.  She has also participated as an American Heart Association instructor on Cardiovascular Health and the Harvard School of Public Health in Nurse’s study I and II (20 years).  Mary is the past Co-chair of the North Shore Alzheimer’s Partnership.


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Press Release

Health and Wellness

Enjoy an interactive, informative, and inspirational evening with leading experts learning the latest advances on topics that will change your life.

Private Home Care and Penguin Hall, a Wise Living Community, are honored to co-host a “Health and Wellness at Any Age” event  at Penguin Hall located at 36 Essex Street, Wenham, MA on September 27th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 3:30 and the event will begin promptly at 4 p.m.

This event hosted in the beautiful Penguin Hall Estate is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, so RSVP to  781-639-8696 early.  You will be eligible to qualify for a $100 prize.


Mary Demakes, RN, Private Home Care presenting on “Your Wealth is Your Health, and Health is Your Wealth.”


Marc Freedman of Freedman Financial and Host of Dollars and Sense on 96.9 Bostontalks WTKK, presenting on “5 Critical Money Issues Retirees Need to Address Today.”


Dr. Darlene Ertha of Eight Rivers Integrative Medicine presenting on “Pain Management without Medication.”


Linda Goddard of Mindful Medicine presenting on “Talk Therapy and Body Work to Increase Body Awareness.”


Sallie Felton of Sallie Felton Life Coach and an International Talk Show host presenting on, “Start Where You Stand,” What do you want in this next stage of life and how are you going to get there?


Dr. Jonathan Inz from Beverly Hospital presenting on “Stress Management during these Stressful Times.”


Heather Carroll, LSWA, NCDP, NCDM with Alzheimer’s Association addresses “Signs and Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease.”


Christine Lucas of Complete Mind and Body is a Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor who will share life-skills on “6-Steps to Creating a Life You Love,”

Private Home Care is Nurse Owned and Operated with over 30 years of experience.  We believe that the quality of care, determines the quality of life. Our specialized services for seniors include Alzheimer’s Care, Live-in 24 hr. Care, Bathing and Dressing, Meal Preparation, Manage Medications, Walking Companion, Event Companion, Respite Care, Hospital Assistance, Nursing Home Assistance, and Transportation Assistance among other services.  Our philosophy is “Compassion is at the Heart of Our Care.”  We are located in Marblehead, MA with new offices opening up in Wenham and Burlington, MA.  For more information contact Mary Demakes, RN Owner and Bonnie Akerson, Marketing and Business Development at  781-639-8696 or

Penguin Hall, a Wise Living Community, is a splendid 1929 mansion surrounded by 50 parkland acres offering independent seniors the opportunity to experience Great Estate Living.  The project will create 192 homes connected to Penguin Hall’s elegant common rooms plus three architecturally distinguished 1930s-style mansions, each harboring 12-to-16 private units. Every home comes with chef’s kitchens and a sunroom ringed with windows. Both the connected and mansion-style homes are elevator-served, as is the heated, below-home parking. Ownership is hassle-free because all interior and exterior maintenance is included.  Concierge Assistants are on site 24 hours of every day.

Extensive amenities are part of the Great Estate life, including a restaurant with menus created by a top Nantucket chef, a complete Wellness Center, lap and plunge pools, gardens with a four-season greenhouse and access to Gordon College’s academic curriculum. Penguin Hall’s condominium homes will range from 800 to over 2000 square feet with prices from $450,000 to over $1 million.  Jim Mullen and Chris Wise regularly give personal presentations.

Please call  978-468-2645 to register. ( and

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