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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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  • Alzheimer’s Disease State of the Nation

    It is sadly ironic that it was former president Ronald Reagan who designated November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1983. Reagan’s efforts and his own personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease did much to bring this mysterious and stealthy...

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  • Dementia Quiz

    Which of the following regarding what we know of dementia are true? Adolescent personality traits predict later onset dementia. Healthy lifestyle is an offset to genetic risk for dementia. Mid-life anxiety is linked to later dementia. The more mental...

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  • All Cause Dementia in Three Seconds

    November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  We also shift from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time…I hope you appreciated the “extra hour” you had over the weekend.  But never mind setting your clock back by an hour when we...

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