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Medications and Aging Adults

One thing that you can count on as you get older is being offered more and more prescription medications. Today, medications are used to keep so many chronic conditions under control: high blood pressure, heart

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Don’t Let Habits Sabotage Your Medications

Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn’t that a wow number? But stop to think about it – how we brush our teeth, the way we watch TV, what and when we eat –

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How Young is Too Young to Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care: “Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” That’s

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Did You Know More Women Than Men Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Among Americans, age 71 and older, 16% of women have Alzheimer’s or dementia compared with 11% of men, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The differences

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Are You Waiting for a Tragedy to Happen to Your Elderly Parents?

It happens every day, you know. But when I hear about it happening to friends or friends of friends, it makes me so sad. It’s not inevitable that it has to happen this way. Yes, we are all going to get

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Is Your Loved One Handling Medications the Right Way?

Did you know that senior citizens are prescribed an average of 7 (yes, 7) medications to take every day? That’s a lot of information because you know that timing can be as important as dosage. Add to

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6 Ways to Protect your Family from the Flu

  6 Ways to Protect your Family from the Flu To some, the fall season is a time to decorate their homes with pumpkins and Halloween lights, to others it is about the leaves falling in their yards,

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Eating Trans Fat May Damage Memory

Yet another reason to cut back on cookies: A new study shows that eating trans fat – used for decades in margarine and to increase the shelf life of packaged cookies and crackers – may damage memory. Of

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How to Start the Tough Talks

Whether you’re dealing with the challenges of being a caregiver today or anticipating being a caregiver tomorrow, having tough end-of-life conversations prior to times of crisis can make all the difference

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