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  • Seven Reasons to Not Ignore Valentine’s Day

    Who thinks it’s a good idea to just blow off Valentine’s Day?  I am guessing not many hands will go up for that idea…some might even say that their spouse will kill them if they don’t bring forth at...

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  • When Being Down is Not Just a Feeling

    We have all heard that pride goes before a fall.  It turns out that feeling down often precedes falling down as well…at least for older adults.  For a number of years, there has been a well-founded suspicion among health...

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  • The Other Four Winter Hazards for Older Adults

    You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know that winter can be particularly challenging for older adults in the upper Midwest.  So, I am not going to talk about slipping on ice or hypothermia; I think most of...

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  • The Best Prescription: Stay!

    It was a story about a prescription shared over lunch recently.  During the course of a lunch with a caregiver, he relayed the “prescription” his spouse had received some ten-plus years ago from a specialist when she was first...

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  • Don’t Sugar-coat It

    What if I told you there is a threat to your mental health that is three times more common than Alzheimer’s disease?  Yes, about five hundred thousand people each year will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but 1.5 million adults...

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  • Why You Should Take “Blue” Seriously

    He said that if he ever were to commit suicide, he would do it in the bathtub in order to avoid leaving a mess.  It caused some gasps and discomfort at the family gathering, but his wife changed the...

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  • Seven Million Had No White Christmas

    As many as seven million Americans, in fact, probably had a pretty “blue” Christmas this past season according to estimates from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention. I have written before about how many chronic conditions disproportionately affect...

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  • Elvis Said It Best…and Maybe Still Does

    I have a suggestion for the perfect gift for those of you who may be visiting with family during the holidays, perhaps with family members whom you may have begun to notice have cognitive abilities that are slipping a...

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