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Tips for Keeping Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe and Happy at Home

When it comes to caring for our elderly loved ones, ensuring their safety and well-being while they age in the comfort of their own homes is a top priority. As our loved ones grow older, it’s important to create an environment that supports their physical and mental health while keeping them out of harm’s way. …Read More

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Diabetes: Part 3 of 4

When you are confronted with a diagnosis of diabetes, or even pre-diabetes, the first line of suggested treatment is often lifestyle modifications.  Changes to diet and exercise are often recommended.  Information about these suggested changes often comes along with a slew of other paperwork and information to digest.  It can be quite overwhelming. Whenever possible, …Read More

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Diabetes:  Part 2 of 4

The most common form of diabetes seen in the United States is Type 2 diabetes, often called NIDDM:  non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.  In patients with Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still producing insulin (even in reduced amounts), but the body is not effectively using it. Sometimes a diabetes diagnosis comes as a shock.  An …Read More

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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