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The older we get the more we need to fight for good health care

February 25, 2013

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As we get older assuming we will get good health care is not a good idea.  The older we get the more we need to fight for good health care for ourselves and our elderly family members. For some questions there is no right answer. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Why do […]

Keeping seniors at home and safe requires some thought

February 18, 2013

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could push a button and make the home safe for the age of the residents?  Unfortunately, that isn’t possible which means that we need to be proactive. I remember seeing the burned notices on the side of my grandmother’s refrigerator that faced the stove.  She had left something on the […]

10 Strategies for Dementia Caregiving | downtown-houston

January 13, 2013

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In 2006 the Greater Iowa Chapter Alzheimer’s Association published 10 real life strategies for dementia caregiving. Caregivers often use intuition to help decide what to do. Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is counter-intuitive.  Often the right thing to do is exactly opposite of  that which seems like the right thing to do. […]

Aging well can require team work | downtown-houston

January 10, 2013

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How do we have the difficult conversations about in-home care with our parents or a loved one? The best way to get your aging parents to understand how valuable home care solutions can be to their desire to age in place is to show them the advantages.   Try different approaches if you need to: Try […]

Protect those around you with good respiratory etiquette

January 7, 2013

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January is often the peak time for the flu season in Texas, and it’s not too late to get a flu shot and take other common sense steps to protect yourself from illness. Flu is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, releasing the contagious virus into the air. People with flu can transmit […]

Undernutrition and the elderly, why do we care and what can we do about it? | BrightStar Downtown Houston

December 31, 2012

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We care about undernutrition in the elderly because each of us can make a difference in the lives of family and friends. Our bodies are very complex systems and a lack of nutrition means they don’t function properly.  Undernutrition makes infections worse because the body lacks anti-oxidants (to mop up harmful free radicals) and the […]

Promoting Winter Safety for Seniors | downtown-houston

December 27, 2012

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Baby it’s cold outside and in some parts of the country we have  dangerous temperatures and slippery conditions.  It’s even cold in Houston With family members of all ages, shapes and sizes getting together for what should be a joyous occasion, here are a few ways family visits can go off without a hitch despite […]