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Seniors and Surgery: Important Considerations for Undergoing Surgery in the COVID-19 Era

In a typical year, millions of seniors in the United States undergo operations ranging from outpatient cataract removal to more invasive procedures such as joint replacement or heart surgery. Of course, 2020 is not a typical year. Rather, most of us in the US have been battling a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic for a little more than... Read more

4 Considerations for Visiting Your Doctor in the COVID-19 Era

As the weeks have turned into months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, a particular challenge for many seniors has involved decisions about routine medical care and office visits. For many of our elderly loved ones, chronic illness has a significant impact on one’s quality of life, and close attention and evaluation by a health... Read more

Scammers, the revised COVID-19 Edition!

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and panic, a different sort of infestation thrives. And it is not the kind that lives off your blood or glucose — this kind of pest is attracted to goodwill and trust and wants your social security number along with your mother’s maiden name, ideally. We are talking scammers, the COVID-19... Read more

Journey of Aging: Older and Wiser

Greetings one and all… A few weeks ago, I presented a program about aging at numerous locations in Denver. Along with other community organizations and agencies, we gathered to Celebrate Life! My audience consisted of individuals over 60 years of age, many of whom are dealing with serious, progressive diseases and/or disabilities. Consequently, I carefully... Read more

Are You Feeling Unsettled?

Greetings one and all… Standing at my desk this morning (I love my standing desk!), I am a wee bit unsettled by the events of the past few weeks. The coronavirus. The dramatic drop in the price of oil. And the subsequent volatility of the stock market. Watching the news, I feel as if everything... Read more

Care is Everywhere

Greetings one and all… A few weeks ago, I witnessed a scene that highlighted the fact that care is everywhere if we have eyes to see and ears to hear. What I saw and heard was hope-FULL and inspirational. The scenario was simple, yet sacred. Standing in line at the grocery store, I observed an... Read more

Falling into the New Year: Stats, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Greetings one and all… Today, I want to chat about a vitally important concern for the aging population – fall prevention. I have a greater appreciation of this issue since my housemate took a nasty fall at the end of last year. Walking to a meeting, she caught the toe of her boot on an... Read more

Urinary Tract Infection: Sign, Symptoms, and Treatment

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the most frequently diagnosed infections in the elderly overall and is the most common infection in long-term care residents, responsible for over 30% of all nursing home associated infections.* While UTI can affect men, it is more common in women with about 10% of women older than 65 diagnosed... Read more

Heart Month: More Than Chocolate and Roses

Did you know that February is the month dedicated to focusing on your heart health? This time each year, the American Heart Association works to raise awareness about heart disease, since it is currently responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United... Read more

Managing Diet and Nutrition While Living with Heart Failure

For over 5 million Americans, living with heart failure is a daily reality that requires significant attention to one’s medications, daily weight, and nutrition.  Managing one’s diet is particularly important as this can highly impact both short term and long term heart health. Let’s take a closer look at how nutrition relates to heart failure,... Read more
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