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  • Good News for Alzheimer’s?

    We don’t often get a chance to use the words “good news” and “Alzheimer’s Disease” in the same sentence.  That may be about to change.  You may recall that I have reported on numerous studies here as well as...

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  • Dementia and Jelly Drops

    As if dementia sufferers don’t have enough quality of life challenges, we can add to the list dehydration.  In addition to the other short term memory issues older adults with dementia may not recognize that they are dehydrated …...

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  • Bigger than Hurricane Michael

    You’ve heard the statistic.  Every day 10,000 more Americans turn 65 years old.  We all know someone who has celebrated their 65th birthday…no crisis.   The crisis will be the magnitude of need that’s represented 10, 15 or 20 years...

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  • Dementia is in the Air We Breathe

    I have shared this statistic before, but in America someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds.  And Alzheimer’s is just one of the approximately one hundred types of dementia.  Scientists do not have a cure for any...

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  • Who Stole Grandma?

    It’s not a new story that the internet is a potentially hazardous place to conduct financial transactions.  You may have warned your kids and even your older parents.  Beware of the companies who may be hacked and your older...

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  • There is an ‘I’ in Caregiver: 5 Tips to Avoid Burnout

    We all have heard of coaches exhorting their players to work together by saying “there is no ‘I’ in team.” Let me share what I’ve learned from another coach ata business coaching seminar recently.  The coach was very clear in...

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  • Mittens Before the Frost

    I was asked today about the “mitten test.”  It was one of our colleagues who had remembered something I had said about how to use mittens to facilitate a better test of how well home is still working with...

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  • Tennis Everyone?

    What do tennis, racket ball and soccer have in common?  What do jogging, swimming and biking have in common?  You may see that you need at least one partner for each of the first three, and the other three...

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