It’s time to talk: Discussing your healthcare wishes

Joleen Johnson Social Services

Most of us don’t like to think about our health deteriorating, much less talk about it. Do you know what you would like to have happen if you could not care for yourself? Make these decisions easier for your loved ones by talking about them now. If you’re having trouble broaching the subject, consider these […]

Six Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

By Marlo Sollitto, contributing editor with Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. In fact, one out of every three seniors falls every year. Last year alone, more than 1.6 million seniors were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. Several factors contribute to the fact that seniors […]

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease is often called a family disease because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. To help patients and their caregivers understand the changes that occur as the disease progresses, Alzheimer’s disease  is broken into early, middle and late stages. The symptoms and progression within these stages vary from […]

Maintaining Mental Wellness

Maintaining Mental Wellness

By Dr. Mikol Davis, Psychologist and Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney at Law The challenges of maintaining mental wellness and getting older involve increasing effort with the passing years. It is quite common for us to experience a sense of loss, as our physical body diminishes in strength and function. In addition we experience loss […]