New Blood Pressure Guidelines

PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT—NEW BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES     Have you been to your doctor’s recently and been surprised when the doctor announced that you had high blood pressure?  Not to worry, you have not changed, just the guidelines for the definition of high...

Living with Dementia

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA “I’m Still Myself”  “Here is what I wish someone had told me about three weeks after I was diagnosed.  Dementia is not a death sentence.  It is a wakeup call to live your life, today and every day for the rest of your life as fully as...

Navigating the Medical Maze

Navigating the Medical Maze or “ A Week in the Life of a Care Manager” The other day I received an urgent call from a woman whose husband had just been discharged from a local hospital to a nearby nursing home.  She was confronted with a painful dilemma—she needed to...

Aging Alone

 Could You Be An Elder Orphan? In 2013 when I was working as an aging life care manager our business held a focus group comprised of aging adults who lived in our community.  We wanted to learn what their most pressing concerns were.  The number one fear was “how am I...

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...

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...

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