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  • Sitting is the Silent Killer

    The next time anyone tells your older loved one to take it easy, be sure to clarify that taking it easy does not mean just sitting around.  Medical research has begun to document that too much sedentary time is...

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  • 530% – Why Care Management is Complicated

    As a geriatric care manager, the most common comments I get when I speak to groups  seem to start with “I wish I had known you when…”   The “when” is usually followed by a family story of mom’s fall...

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  • Take Your Brain for a Walk

    We all have heard report after report about how we should stay active, especially as we grow older.  It builds endurance in general when we exercise for 30-45 minutes five times a week.  It helps prevent body muscle loss...

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  • Sicker Quicker Hospital Discharge a Bad Idea

    First, I want to thank everyone who helped get the word out on our recently-orphaned therapy dog, Annabelle.  I am happy to report that Annabelle has found a new, adoptive home and that dog and master are doing great. ...

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  • Going It Alone – Bad Medicine for Seniors

    It’s not just about being lonely.  Isolation may be a bigger senior health issue than even dementia – never mind that research has shown a clinical link between these two.  I had a client a few years back who...

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  • Why Therapy Animals Work

    Therapy dogs work, because we all – as the saying goes – get by with a little help from our friends.  It may be a cliché and it may be a good basis for a song, but it also...

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  • Two Social Security Benefits for Disabilities

    Today’s guest post comes from David Tuggle, a Central Illinois attorney with the firm of Tuggle, Schiro & Lichtenberger.  They focus on Social Security Disability law and Personal Injury. In 2004, colleagues ranked him in the top 5% of...

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  • Dementia and Driving Don’t Mix

    It’s not just about forgetting how to get to where they are going.  Older adults – even in the early stages of dementia – are simply at a much higher risk of accidents while driving.  While adults over the...

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