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February 2017

Monthly Archive (Health & Wellness)

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By Jim Emerman and Anne Colby One 74 year old man, who is chronically disabled, is running two large organizations, both of which he founded. One provides international relief to disaster areas throughout the world; the other provides health care assessment and support to American Indian... Read More
Each year we invite contributions to AgeBlog from members of the Aging in America Conference community who will be making a presentation at the conference. For 2017, we received a rich series of contributions covering issues ranging from use of acupuncture for pain... Read More
By Deborah Bier Do you know someone who lives with dementia through your profession or personally? If so, it's likely at some point their cognitive health has made you concerned for your own. You forget an old friend's birthday... you can't find your car keys, again... you forget the... Read More
By Rachel Pagones Pain, you could say, is the great equalizer. Young athletes, women in childbirth, sedentary office workers, manual laborers, old athletes—everyone deals with it at some time. Often it goes away on its own; sometimes you need a little help: aspirin, acetaminophen, liniments,... Read More
By Priscilla Rogers According to the American Community Survey, about 1 in 50 Americans experiences “serious trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contacts.” For Americans over age 55, the rate of vision difficulty is 1 in 20, and for those over age 85, the rate approaches 1 in... Read More
By Janet Spinelli In order to ensure that nursing facility residents are receiving optimal high quality services in the most appropriate setting consistent with our Olmstead efforts, it is essential that we leverage the long-term care initiatives that are currently underway. Addressing the unique... Read More
Respite Care: Because Caregivers Deserve a Break By Joy Johnston Family caregivers need, and deserve, more robust supportive services, but a break may be the most precious gift of all. Imagine if we could harness the power of the sharing economy to transform respite care from an underutilized... Read More
By Denise White Perkins A tale of two seniors: Mrs. Wixom is a 75-year-old widow. Her children live out of state. She suffered a stroke last year, and was recently discharged from the hospital after a heart attack. She has all her medications and a list of doctors’ appointments, but no car... Read More

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