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  • Pet Pals Trip Up: Older Friends Take the Fall

    There were 39 million injury-related visits to the emergency room last year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  And 300,000 of those were hip fractures in 65+ year old adults that resulted in a hospital...

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  • Add One More to the Dementia List

    In my past two postings, I know it may have sounded a bit bleak that we don’t have any FDA-approved therapies that can really address the underlying cause of the cognitive decline that is associated with dementia.  That said,...

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  • Alzheimer’s Update – Part 2

    This is the second in my two-part update on what we know about Alzheimer’s disease.  There are more than 3,000 registered clinical trials focusing on Alzheimer’s disease with the FDA currently.  Yet, there remain only four approved medications (plus...

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  • An Alzheimer’s Update – Part 1

    You have heard from me before about how there is a new Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis in America every 67 seconds…about one a minute every day and every night!  According to medical professionals it is becoming even more prevalent worldwide. ...

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  • Midlife Inflammation Leads to Cognitive Decline

    You have to start early to ward off Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of cognitive decline.  It seems to be a fairly universal rule that it is far easier to prevent most medical problems than it is to “cure”...

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  • Seven Reasons to Not Ignore Valentine’s Day

    Who thinks it’s a good idea to just blow off Valentine’s Day?  I am guessing not many hands will go up for that idea…some might even say that their spouse will kill them if they don’t bring forth at...

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  • When Being Down is Not Just a Feeling

    We have all heard that pride goes before a fall.  It turns out that feeling down often precedes falling down as well…at least for older adults.  For a number of years, there has been a well-founded suspicion among health...

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  • The Other Four Winter Hazards for Older Adults

    You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know that winter can be particularly challenging for older adults in the upper Midwest.  So, I am not going to talk about slipping on ice or hypothermia; I think most of...

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