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  • Working Out the Older Brain Feet First

    You have heard about how “brain teasers” or other “brain games” like crossword puzzles are helpful in keeping a brain healthy, and they are. Working an older person’s body – and for that matter the body of a person...

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  • May Used to be National Geriatric Care Manager Month

    May has been Geriatric Care Manager Month for 31 years. Now, with a change in how we refer to ourselves – starting with our national association – May has become National Aging Life Care Month. And we Geriatric Care...

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  • What About Long Term Care Insurance

    For this week’s post, Charlotte asked Rebecca Bloomfield, partner at Jerry S. Pearlstein Insurance, to speak to caregivers about long term care insurance. She and Jerry head up a unique agency of trusted advisors, helping individuals and families to...

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  • Alzheimer’s False Alarms

    Raise your hand if you are a caregiver and have never misplaced your car keys. Raise your hand if you are a caregiver and have never been concerned that the forgetfulness of an older loved one might be a...

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  • Four Reasons to Skip the ER with your Elder

    You may have heard about some of the changes in how hospitals are reimbursed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For instance, hospitals actually are financially penalized if too many of their recently discharged Medicare patients return to the...

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  • Nine Foods that Prevent Alzheimer’s

    “We are what we eat” is an old adage that takes on new meaning with some research recently published by a nutritionist at Rush University Medical Center. According to findings reported by Martha Claire Morris, a Ph.D. nutritional epidemiologist...

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  • Diet Soda Bad for Older Waistlines

    I came across some recent research that is – to say the least – counterintuitive. People drink diet carbonated drinks because they are being careful about their sugar intake and their health, right? Well, recent research reported in the...

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  • An Unappreciated Organ

    What human organ weighs about half a pound and pumps about 2.4 liters per minute and is indispensable to the body’s circulatory system? It is not the organ I have pictured here; it’s your kidneys. And the older we...

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