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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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  • A Caregiver’s Holiday Checklist and an Invitation

    Here in Chicago we just had a day time high temperature of 88 degrees this week, but I am thinking of the holidays.  The grass may still be green and the leaves may still be on the trees, but...

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