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  • When Fatigue Becomes a Crisis

    How many times have we all seen the commercial with the plaintive actor on the floor crying, “Help, I’ve _____ and I can’t get up.”  No one would ignore a plea for help from an older person who has...

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  • Five Tips for Minimizing Moving Mayhem

    Today’s Blog is a guest posting from Cindy Levitt, founder of peace by piece professional organizing and design. Moving can be one of life’s most stressful events, or it can be one of the most liberating.  Studies rank moving...

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  • When to Call a Geriatric Care Manager

    Over the years I have devoted a lot of space to talking about what a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) does.  And that is because we as a profession have a long way to go before people know what we...

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  • A Prescription for Aging Well

    The prescription for aging well starts with the opposite advice that you may have heard.  You may have heard people advise you to “not sweat the details.”  Well, that is good figurative advice, but when it comes to being...

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  • Fisetin and Slowing Dementia

    To answer your first question, Fisetin (pronounced fy-set-in) is a flavonol which is a class of flavonoids found in a number of plants and fruits or vegetables.  They are antioxidants, and you may have seen some of the research...

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  • Advice for The Two Kinds of Caregivers

    As geriatric care managers, we provide advice, counsel, advocacy and support for older care receivers or other people with special needs of any age.  Care managers, however, also provide support to the front line caregivers to these care receivers...

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  • Caregivers as Coronary Advocates

                Every 25 seconds, somewhere in America someone experiences a coronary event, most typically a heart attack.  Although 70 to 90 percent of these sudden coronary events are among men, heart attack is the leading cause of death in women...

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  • Care Managers are the Eyes and Ears

    If you are a caregiver to an older loved one, I’ll bet that one thing you probably watch closely is their behavior or demeanor.  Do they remember important facts from yesterday or are they tracking what is said in...

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