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  • The Other Side Effect

    We see a lot of therapies advertised commercially these days, and all of them talk about possible side effects – usually toward the end of the ad.  My favorite is when they tell us that if we are allergic...

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  • National Women’s Health Week

    This week is National Women’s Health Week.  The reason I mention “caregiving” in the title to this posting can probably be summed up in one word: Stress.  If we were all together in a room, I would see a...

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  • If It Walks Like and Quacks Like…

    We have all heard that we Americans are living longer, and that is a good thing generally speaking.  It seems, however, that living longer also exposes those with greater longevity to medical conditions that don’t affect younger adults.  One...

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  • Grand Theft Auntie

    I have written many times on the medical conditions that rob our older loved ones of their memories, and a lot of older adults fear a dementia diagnosis more than even dying itself.  But there is a wave of...

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  • It’s Never “Just” Dementia

    You may recall nearly two decades ago a George Clooney movie came out that revolved around some men who made their living as fishermen.  It was called “The Perfect Storm,” and the title drew upon what happens when not...

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  • What Alexa Won’t Tell

    Remember the ads that started with a plea: “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up?”  That is so twentieth century.  Today, it is Alexa, please turn off the lights in the living room.  Alexa, please play Guns and...

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  • Number Two…Lewy Body Dementia

    If dementia were a foot race Alzheimer’s would be number one, but the first place finisher of this race might not even be able to see the runner-up on the track to the rear.  The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that...

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  • As Bad as Alzheimer’s?

    I have talked a fair bit about Alzheimer’s disease and you can probably cite from memory that every 67 seconds another new case of Alzheimer’s is diagnosed in the United States.  The sum total of all this translates into...

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