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Finding the Right Senior Travel Companion

Among the many lifestyle changes we endure with age is our ability to travel. As we age, travel becomes more difficult and less spontaneous, having to take into consideration the logistics of travel, our health, comfort, and security. By no means should you or a loved one be required to compromise the love and desire…

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Finding the Right Senior Travel Companion

How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

Kerchoo! “God bless you!” Oh no! It’s that time of year again – the dreaded cold and flu season. How can we protect ourselves? Did you know that you can be contagious for up to two to three days before you experience any symptoms? This makes it hard to protect ourselves and others. 5 Ways…

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How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

What is Huntington’s Disease?

Elder Care Jensen Beach FL-One condition that can be categorized as dementia is Huntington’s disease. This is a fatal disease characterized by the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

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What is Huntington's Disease

What Is a Geriatric Care Manager?

Have you or a loved one had a prolonged hospital stay or, perhaps, multiple hospitalizations within a short time period? Do you or your loved one have a medical “team” comprised of a primary care physician and multiple subspecialists requiring appointments every four to eight weeks? Is your medical appointment calendar filling up or your…

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What Is a Geriatric Care Manager

How to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

“Aren’t you scared?” I had just completed a training session with Palm Beach County Corrections Officers and they were referring to the increased risk for Alzheimer’s I personally have as a result of my family’s medical history. I have to admit, it can be frightening to contemplate as I see the ravages of the disease…

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How to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

Senior Care Fort Lauderdale FL-Now that scientists know the flaw in their research, they know that anxiety is just as common in senior citizens as it is in people of other age groups. This is vital information, because this knowledge can not only be used to help seniors feel better, but it can also make speaking about their anxious or depressed feelings feel less taboo.

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Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

Tips for Keeping Medical Appointments

Forgot a doctor’s appointment? Forgot to fast for a lab test? In this complicated world of health care, a reliable medical appointment reminder method is essential. Today, few primary care physicians’ offices make referral appointments, and even fewer alert their patients to upcoming appointments or tests at other offices. The task, burden, and benefit of…

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Tips for Keeping Medical Appointments

At 98, Glen Doesn’t Have to Miss Anything

Glen Adams entertains, dates, and carries out charity work at the age of 98 with help from Sonas Home Health Care. Having successfully led a Chicago-based plastics company for several decades, Glen decided to enjoy his retirement in a warmer climate, specifically Willoughby Country Club in Florida. “I had over 400 employees with four different…

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At 98, Glen Doesn’t Have to Miss Anything

What Is Dementia?

Today we are barraged with information and “healthcare news” from many sources. This information can often be confusing, misleading, or simply incorrect, leading people to healthcare professionals to find clarity and truth on health topics. As a physician, I am frequently asked questions concerning dementia. Let me share with you some of the common questions…

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What is Dementia

How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Elder Abuse You have likely heard harrowing stories of elderly people being preyed upon in their own homes by unscrupulous caregivers. We are outraged, and rightfully so, by such despicable behavior, especially by those we have entrusted with the sacred task of “caregiving.” The vast majority of private duty caregivers…

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How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Elder Abuse