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Diabetes: Part 1 of 4

The information here is part one of a four part series we will be publishing on diabetes.  Here you will find a basic definition of the disease, along with some information about Type 1 diabetes.  In subsequent writings, we look forward to presenting you with more information about Type 2 diabetes, medication management, as well …Read More

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Double Take

When times are good, and we are economically stable and healthy, it is easy to cruise along with the status quo.  We give little thought to things like financial planning and insurance policies and whether or not they are working optimally for our benefit.  We don’t bother addressing less than ideal healthy living or caregiver …Read More

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The Dreaded Fall

It’s an all too familiar story.  An elderly person falls…perhaps over a curb in a parking lot.  Perhaps on a throw rug in his living room.  Perhaps getting in and out of the shower.  The worst happens…a broken hip followed by a prolonged and complicated stay in a hospital or rehab facility and a long …Read More

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Changes in Cognitive Abilities: Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Our brains, and the way they work, evolve over the course of our lifetimes.  From the rapid growth that we experience in early childhood, to the poor decision making of our teenage years, to the “where did I put my keys?” moments that can creep up on us as early as middle age, our brains …Read More

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Covid 19:  The Long Game

As we stretch into our fourth and fifth months in the battle against Covid 19, with no end in sight, it’s time to rethink our definition of normal.  For families who were considering waiting to make changes to their caregiver situation until after the crisis was “over,” now is the time to realize that adaptations …Read More

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Sun and Fun and Dehydration

In many parts of the country, the summer months are filled with outdoor fun.  Swimming pools, BBQs, trips to the beach, picnics, and more. But for those of us in South Florida year-round, the summer months bring extreme heat and humidity.  For vulnerable populations, especially the elderly, this extreme heat can cause troublesome or even …Read More

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Reintegrating into a Covid-19 World

The last few months have been stressful for everyone, particularly those whom health officials have described as high risk. Those with compromised immune systems, pulmonary issues, and especially the elderly have been strongly advised to limit their exposure to the people, places, things, and services they need and enjoy. Even in “normal” times, the elderly …Read More

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Tips for Washing Hands Properly

The following are hand washing tips from the CDC, Center for Disease Control. Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and …Read More

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Tips For Diabetes And Diet

Fruit and vegetables and a glucose monitor. Lifestyle and diet modifications can make living with diabetes more manageable.

Holiday parties, special events and rich food gifts can all wreak havoc for even the most disciplined dieters. It can be difficult for most people to resist the temptation to indulge a bit with extra sweets or carbohydrate-rich comfort foods. People who live with Type 2 Diabetes may find these types of food-centric events to …Read More

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New Technologies That Help Seniors Age In Place

Elderly woman holding a personal emergency response system (PERS) alarm. There are many technologies available today that can help seniors safely age in place.

According to a 2014 study conducted by AARP, 87 percent of seniors want to stay in their current home and community as they age. But, of course, safety becomes a major concern for aging adults. Trip hazards, memory issues, mobility and balance problems can all create significant health risks. However, thanks to many newer technologies, …Read More