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  • The Best Caregiver Gift

    If you are a caregiver to an older loved one during these holidays, you may have been wrestling with the eternal question of what to give to a person who seems to have everything they want. And most of...

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  • Four Holiday Health Hints

    If you are a distance caregiver who will be home with an older loved one during these holidays, it is a great chance to have great conversation and to do a caregiver check up with your older loved one....

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  • Your Elder’s Thyroid Connection

    There is an epidemic going on, and it involves that butterfly shaped gland in the neck call the thyroid. Since 2002 the prevalence has doubled in the US, but this is not because twice as many people have developed...

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  • Pick One: Vitamin D or Vitamin E

    Please consider what I am sharing with you here to be the raw material side of recommending some recipes for your upcoming Thanksgiving feast. By raw materials, I mean that these recommendations are not recipes, strictly speaking, but I...

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  • Aspirin and Dementia?

    I have asked our vice president for senior services, Steve Steiber, Ph.D. to share a guest posting about some recent research on a couple of blood thinners which have been found to be big risk factors for dementia. He...

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  • Fall-Proofing for Older Adults

    In a season with snow already blowing, we may think more about “winter-proofing,” but I would like to continue with “fall-proofing.” In my last posting, I wrote about how common falls among older adults are and some home improvements...

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  • Don’t Fall for It

    Twenty two minutes. Every twenty-two minutes someone over age 65 dies as a result of a fall, and this is almost double what that figure was just ten years ago. These are called severe falls, and it is not...

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  • Aging: A Sport that Requires Training

    People who are anticipating an approaching retirement sometimes think I am kidding when I talk about “getting into shape for retirement.” That’s because too many of us have a picture of retirement in our minds that maybe has a...

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