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Arthritis and Quality of Life

2020-05-17 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

There are many forms of arthritis and each type of arthritis has its own characteristic symptoms. While there are many types of arthritis affecting every patient differently, there are also common signs and symptoms to watch out for:  Common Symptoms of Arthritis  Inability to move freely  Joint pain, stiffness, swelling  Pain in areas around joints: typically, the hips, […]

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How to Select the Right Mobility Options

2020-04-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

I had a client recently whose elderly mother lived alone. Her mother had the various usual ailments that come with old age, including arthritis, moderate high blood pressure and diabetes. However, she was still fairly independent, doing her own cooking, shopping and minor household chores. From time to time her daughter would come over and […]

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Should You Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

2020-03-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

One can hardly pick up a newspaper or periodical and not see stories about families struggling to provide for a loved one who needs long-term care. Often accompanying the article is a statement about whether long-term care insurance may be appropriate for you. Unfortunately, whether you should or should not buy the product is based on a series […]

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An Introduction to Geriatric Care Managers

2020-01-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are elder care specialists who evaluate older adults’ functional abilities and home environment. GCMs meet with the older adult and family, create individualized care plans to address any gaps in activities  What is a Geriatric Care Manager?  Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are elder care specialists who evaluate older adults’ functional abilities and […]

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Alzheimer’s — What it is and What to do About it

2019-12-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

A conservative estimate of the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the USA is 5.1 million. Nearly one half of elders over 85 years old have dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. It is estimated that 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease (without effective medical interventions). Every 71 seconds, someone in America is […]

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Coping with the Reality that Mom Has Dementia

2019-10-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

You’ve noticed that mom isn’t the same; she is quieter, less engaged in social events and she seems to forget things easily. You chalk it off to her getting older, to the recent move, to the death of your father, to anything but dementia. This is a normal healthy response to change. No one wants […]

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Seniors, What to Eat if Suffering from Mouth Sores

2019-09-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

For an elderly person who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, it is not uncommon that the treatment has an adverse effect on the persons mouth and teeth.  The effect of the treatment can lead to the development of mouth sores, which could lead to eating difficulties for the person and affecting his/her nutrition.  Just […]

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