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  • Why You Should Take “Blue” Seriously

    He said that if he ever were to commit suicide, he would do it in the bathtub in order to avoid leaving a mess.  It caused some gasps and discomfort at the family gathering, but his wife changed the...

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  • Seven Million Had No White Christmas

    As many as seven million Americans, in fact, probably had a pretty “blue” Christmas this past season according to estimates from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention. I have written before about how many chronic conditions disproportionately affect...

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  • Elvis Said It Best…and Maybe Still Does

    I have a suggestion for the perfect gift for those of you who may be visiting with family during the holidays, perhaps with family members whom you may have begun to notice have cognitive abilities that are slipping a...

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  • Protect Your Older Loved One from Scams

    It’s almost cliché to talk about being stumped on what to get for your older loved one who may, in fact, have just about everything, but there is one gift all older adults could use.  That gift is added...

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  • Five Reasons to Hug…and then Some

    If you ask most medical providers what is the number one health issue affecting older adults, you might get a list that looks like this: Arthritis… Hypertension… Asthma… Blindness… Cancer… Chronic Bronchitis. … Coronary Heart Disease. … Dementia. I...

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  • Reversing Alzheimer’s?

    “I think I could speak clearer and did not wait as long in answering questions,” she said. “Sometimes, in the past, things would leave my mind and I couldn’t remember things.” Let me just start by saying that this...

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  • Misdiagnosing Alzheimer’s

    November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, so I am going to give a lot of attention throughout this month to what we know as well as what we don’t know about dementia generally and Alzheimer’s disease specifically.  More...

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  • How to Be a Super-Ager

    Scientists at Northwestern University’s School of Medicine are using similar language now to refer to a rather small subset of people who live to be not just over 90 years of age, but some to be old enough to…

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