May 1, 2019
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Living With Parkinson’s Disease

Karl Robb’s first medical “diagnosis” was “to have a beer and relax.” Seven doctors and several years later, Karl received the correct diagnosis: Parkinson’s disease. He […]
May 1, 2019
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Palliative Care: Facts and Questions

Sometimes called “comfort care,” the goal of palliative medicine is to improve the quality of life for those suffering from life-threatening or serious chronic health issues. […]
May 1, 2019
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Pacemakers For Seniors

It’s only about the size of a matchbook, but the life-altering effects of a pacemaker can’t be overstated. Whether a patient’s heart rate is erratic because […]
May 1, 2019
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Osteoporosis Information

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones to the point where they break easily-most often bones in the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. It’s called the […]
May 1, 2019

Nursing Home Checklist

A nursing home staff member will assist a family through the admittance process, but it helps to be prepared. If your loved one is currently in […]
May 1, 2019
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New Trends Retirement Communities

The starter at Wintergreen announced the next tee time, including four generations of men from the Lewis family, including the 75-year old patriarch. Last year, this […]
May 1, 2019
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Multiple Sclerosis: Symptoms & Care

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects the brain and spinal chord by damaging the myelin sheath-material that surrounds and protects nerve cells-thereby […]
May 1, 2019
An elderly woman is holding a walker with wheels while on a walk at a forest.

MRSA in the Elderly: Symptoms & Prevention

At Queen Anne Healthcare, a Seattle-based long-term care facility, it’s not uncommon for one or two of the 125 residents to be in isolation at any […]
May 1, 2019
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Moving Seniors: Settling in to Senior Care

By Jeannette Franks, PhD Moving seniors is never as simple as we’d like. You may think your job is done once the move date for your […]