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  • Food Wonderful Food ……

    March 1, 2016
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    March is National Nutrition Month, so this is as good a time as any to talk about nutrition and aging. What should we be eating as we age? Does it matter? Should we be concerned if we are “a little overweight”? Is it natural for an elder to have less of an appetite? As it



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  • The Greatest Gift

    November 25, 2015
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    Holidays are a time for gathering with the significant people in our lives. Usually this is family, many times extended family. If we are lucky, we spend the day or several days catching up on each other’s lives, talking about plans for the future, or reviewing lives that are drawing to a close. In talking



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  • Can you really get paid for caregiving?

    January 12, 2015
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    Caring for an elder is usually a labor of love, which is why millions of people are doing just that. But let’s face it it can be expensive! There is a never-ending list of the costs involved in caring for another person: time out of work, adapting the home, medical supplies, food, and clothing. Too



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  • Can hospitalization drive your elder crazy?

    June 25, 2013
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    ​Your parent is admitted to the hospital for a physical complaint. Suddenly he is disoriented, seeing things, combative and paranoid. What happened? Hospital delirium is a widespread condition that affects many elderly patients. For years it was ignored or misdiagnosed as dementia by the medical community. Recent studies, however, have shown that hospital delirium can



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  • Exercise and Our Elders

    June 4, 2013
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    A truly balanced lifestyle is one that combines good nutrition, regular physical activity and a healthy mental outlook. We try our best to maintain this balance through our lives even though for many of us it proves difficult. If we can make the effort, however, the pay off is great. Our mood is better, our



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  • Why Are They So Grumpy?

    May 21, 2013
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    As it turns out, getting old is another developmental stage. Remember those stages, infancy, toddlerhood, pre-school, school-age, adolescence, and so on? The tasks of those developmental stages include, learning to trust, becoming independant, learning to take initiative, working to accomplish a task and identifying your role in life. End of life is a continuation of



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