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  • You Can Plan for Unexpected Geriatric Care Needs

    It isn’t always a surprise or a “bolt out of the blue”. It can be a gradual awareness that “things aren’t quite right” or “something is off” with your older loved one. Trust your instincts. Follow the “little voice”...

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  • Geriatric Care and Managing Drug Store Meds

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is everywhere within mainstream medicine these days.  It is used by itself for fever or pain as well as in combination with other medicines for flu, moderate to severe pain, cold symptoms or insomnia.  But acetaminophen and...

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  • Alzheimer’s as a Woman’s Disease?

    I talked about Alzheimer’s disease in my last posting.  Maria Shriver, the First Lady of California has experienced Alzheimer’s close up with her father, and she worked closely with the Alzheimer’s Foundation to produce an important report.  With the release...

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  • Maximizing Well-Being for Everyone

    Independence is as much about the caregiver as it is the older adult or special needs individual who receives the care.   The principal goal of a Geriatric Care Manager is to optimize independence for seniors or others with special needs...

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  • Is it Forgetfulness or is it Alzheimer’s?

    I have not taken a real opinion poll, but from feedback I get as a geriatric care manager from my clients what scares them most is not the prospect of dying.  It is the prospect of losing their mental abilities.  Alzheimer’s disease...

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  • A Radio Talk with Aging Info Radio

    Earlier this month I had a chance to talk about some of the questions I most often get asked as a geriatric care manager.  In Chicago, there is a radio talk show on Chicago senior care and other topics that...

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  • Bad Medicine for Older Adults

    Medicine today is full of miracles.  But Aging Well magazine (Jan/Feb, 2009) reports that although the over 65 set in America constitute only about 13% of the population they account for about 30% of all prescriptions filled.  Their share...

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  • Making Home a Safer Place for an Older Adult

    Everyone’s abilities and needs change as they age, but home may still be the same physical space it was twenty or more years ago. It’s important not to wait until there is an accident to make changes that can...

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