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Diabetes Management Using Diabetic Logs

04/17/2021

According to the American Diabetes Association, 34.2 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Furthermore, 14.3 million of those people are age 65 and older.  I have been a nurse for 16 years, with the last 4 years specializing in Care Management. It ...

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Senior Travels: Do's and Don’ts

03/27/2021

Recently (before COVID), I traveled to the British Virgin Islands with a group of friends ranging in age from 37-78 years. We chartered a catamaran, sailed to multiple islands, and went on several adventures. We all had a wonderful time, but I will say the elder ...

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5 Ways an In-Home Caregiver Can Help Decrease Feelings of Isolation in Seniors

03/06/2021

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Terminal Restlessness: This is What's Going On

02/13/2021

Terminal restlessness is a common syndrome that may occur near the end of life. People experiencing terminal restlessness show signs of physical, emotional, and/or spiritual restlessness, as well as increased anxiety, agitation, and cognitive decline. This occurs days ...

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Watching a Parent or Loved One Get Sick

01/31/2021

Watching a parent or loved one get sick and suffer sends you through a mirage of horrendous feelings. Watching cancer devour the body and mind of a loved one is very difficult, and I have now been through it twice. I watched as cancer ravaged my mother and took her ...

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Increasing Brain Function Through Movement and Exercise

01/09/2021

Studies have shown that there is improvement in cognitive function for those living with dementia when they are physically active. The benefits of exercise (weights, cardiovascular, stretching, functional) have been long recognized as therapeutic for the physical ...

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A Sneak Peek Into Care Management

01/03/2021

In my life, and in my chosen profession of a Care Manager, there is no place for personal biases and prejudices. Everyone should be, and deserves to be, treated with empathy and listened to in a non-judgmental manner, and spoken to with respect. All people are ...

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7 Self-Defense Tips for Seniors

12/27/2020

Older adults are often perceived as easy targets for criminals. They move more slowly and can appear weak and less nimble - all of which are signs to criminals that they can be overpowered. In fact, a U.S. Department of Justice report noted that 93% of all crimes are ...

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Diabetes: Don’t Let It Steal the Joy of Food!

12/20/2020

Most humans would agree that they enjoy food. Social events or intimate gatherings usually include food in some form or fashion… tailgate parties… business meetings… dates… bridal showers… the list goes on and on. Yet, when one receives the unwelcomed news that they ...

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Is it Time to Consider Utilizing an In-Home Lab Service?

12/13/2020

As an RN (Registered Nurse), who currently uses telephonic calls to check on elderly clients daily, I have stumbled upon something extremely concerning lately. Unfortunately, many older adults have cancelled appointments and fallen behind on recommended blood testing ...

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