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What It Takes to Age In Place

Part III in Series on “Aging Well” ‘’ITS ALWAYS TOO SOON UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE”  If you are one of those people who say “I am staying put, thank you,” then you are not alone! Literature states that 90% of adults want to “age in place.”  That is because we all assume...

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The Biology of Aging–What You Need to Know NOW

The Biology of Aging—What You Need to Know NOW Part II in the Series “Aging Well” We all want to “Age Well” so we can “Age in Place.”  Aging in place is not as idyllic or easy as it sounds.  Why not, you might ask?  While in your mind, you visualize the person you...

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How You Age Matters

AGING WELL Part 1 --"Age vs Aging"--HOW YOU AGE MATTERS "You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” George Burns, American Comedian This cartoon portrays a classic picture of what we think of when we hear the words “senior citizen,” “elder,”...

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What Is An Aging Life Care Manager?

If you've never heard of an Aging Life Care Manager or a Geriatric Care Manager (as we in the profession were formerly called), don't feel bad; you are not alone! But, if you are a baby boomer (like me) and facing challenging situations with your aging parents, then...

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Can Brain Games Help Your Memory and Brain Function?

Luminosity, Brain Games………do these sound familiar? Many companies are catering to the baby boom generation that is starting to show concern about their memory and brain function. Sometimes when I talk to families, they express concern that their loved one has little...

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Aging is Not a Four Letter Word

Aging. Our society views this as a four letter word. Since the industrial revolution, older adults have been stereotyped as unable to learn, a burden to our fast paced society, frail, depressed and sick. We each have seen or have first-hand experience with older...

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Pneumonia and Seniors

With the winter weather we have had lately and the cold continuing for at least another month or so, pneumonia and seniors is a topic that has merit. Pneumonia may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and results in inflammation and decreased circulation to one...

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Hospitals and Readmissions

Nearly one-fifth of all Medicare patients in the United States who are discharged from the hospital end up returning to the hospital within 30 days. There are many reasons seniors may need to be readmitted to the hospital, but some re-admissions are avoidable....

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Winter time and Risks for Seniors

As the weather gets colder and winter knocks on our doors, seniors run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather. Here are some winter tips for seniors: Hypothermia Hypothermia means the body has a temperature that has fallen below 95...

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