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New World of Health Care

Article taken from The Senior Spirit newsletter Although the good old days of seeing a family doctor are disappearing, health care is evolving so quickly that it could cause vertigo. Health clinics in local retail malls are increasing, and emergency centers are moving in next to grocery stores and hair salons. Meanwhile, hospitals are creating…

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Death and Dying..Have that Conversation!

Yesterday at a senior forum I attended there was a discussion on communication and what you want to happen when you reach your end of life times. The one absolute certainty in life (taxes aside) is if you are alive today, you will die sometime in the future. Unfortunately our society seems to be in…

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Joining the Journey

I attended a great presentation today on how to reduce hospitalization in persons with dementia. There were about 80 participants that asked very good questions. Most in attendance either had a spouse or close friend who were in varies stages of dementia. The one question that struck me was from a gentleman whose wife was…

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Adapting to Growing Older-one mans perspective

Taken from the website “I’m just dealing with the struggles of getting older.” “What are those?” “Oh, you know. It’s not as easy to run. Not as easy to do the things I used to do.” “What’s something that improves with age?” “You have more experience, I guess. And less pressure.” “Less pressure?” “Yeah.…

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Living to 100 and Beyond

Characteristics of Centenarians A study by the Boston University School of Medicine found that centenarians varied widely in years of education (zero years to post-graduate), socioeconomic status (very poor to very rich), religion, ethnicity and patterns of diet (strictly vegetarian to extremely rich in saturated fats), they found a number of characteristics in common: •…

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