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  • Tips for Distance Caregiving: Up Close and Personal at a Distance

    If you think being a caregiver to an older loved one is hard–with all the trips to help them do laundry, the meals prepared, the trips to the grocery store, the calls received all hours of the day or...

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  • Five Things You Need to Know about Coronavirus

    Okay, there may be more than five things you want to know about the coronavirus, but these five basics are what applies to coronavirus as well as to all new cases of viral diseases. First, always take special precautions...

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  • Alzheimer’s: A Cure at Hand?

    I have posted before that the currently approved therapies for treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease are not really very effective.  And they cannot change the ultimate course of the disease.  In news released just this last week, however, medical...

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  • How to Spot and Fight Pneumonia

    We have all heard someone this season say, “It’s just a cold,” or “I have a touch of the flu,” or similar expressions that pretty much write off a lot of what is going around.  And nobody gets pneumonia,...

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  • Number One Cause of Stroke…and the Other 8

    The number one cause of stroke is unavoidable, but the next eight are not.  Number one is birthdays, and the older one is the greater the chance for a blockage of some part of our arterial system which can...

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  • Not Just Pride Before a Fall

    Birthdays are a leading cause of falls that can result in an emergency room visit, and every year this takes a particular toll on those 65 years of age and older.  The 65+ year olds represent 2.5 million visits...

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  • Medigap and Other Scams Targeting Seniors

    Let me first say that Medicare is absolutely a boon to older adults who will face many medical issues associated with aging at the same time they also are on more modest fixed incomes than they had enjoyed in...

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  • Driving with Dementia

    I was at an event this past week and had a conversation with an attendee about her parent and driving, but it was more than just aging and driving.  It was about her parent and their cognitive decline and...

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