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Aging well can require team work | downtown-houston

December 21, 2012

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If you have ever seen the movie ”Monty Python and the Holy Grail” you will remember the scene where the Black Knight is trying prevent the hero from proceeding across a bridge and continues to fight through horrific injuries stating, “it’s just a flesh wound.” King Arthur: [after Arthur’s cut off both of the Black […]

Signs an older relative may need more help | BrightStar downtown-houston

December 4, 2012

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The holidays are a wonderful time for families to gather and reminisce.  If we have elder members with us, the holidays can also be a good time to assess whether there is additional help to keep them happy, healthy and safe this coming year. As you visit with them look for indicators signs there are […]

Fall prevention – a basic how to guide. | BrightStar Downtown Houston

September 14, 2012

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Injuries resulting from falls trigger a very large number of lawsuits in the US.  Every year, approximately 8.7 million Americans receive emergency medical care for injuries sustained in a fall. For the elderly these accidents become more problematic because the risk of catastrophic injury fall rises.  We covered this risk in another blog entry. In […]

The Cost of Raising a Special Needs Child | downtown-houston

September 12, 2012

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    For parents of a normal child it is relatively easy to consider the emotional strain that a special needs child could place on you.  Imagine if your child needed 24×7 care, could not play outside with friends or was so depressed they wanted to take their own life and your heart feels heavy, […]

Memory problems are just a part of growing older, or are they? | downtown-houston

August 17, 2012

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    How many times have you heard or said something like this when memory issues arise? “I have a touch of the old timer’s disease.” “I have a photographic memory but sometimes I don’t have film.” “I’m directionally challenged” “Who moved my keys, I know I laid them RIGHT HERE.” I don’t know about […]

Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 8, 2012

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Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. Many of these people can not remember their name or address and may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood. Who is at risk of wandering? Anyone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who: Returns from […]

VA benefits for veterans over the age of 65: Housebound Pension and Aid and Attendance Pension | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 6, 2012

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Part 1 Monetary Assistance for in-home care for veterans Part 2 VA benefits for veterans over the age of 65: Basic Pension What are Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits? Aid and Attendance (A&A) is an enhanced or special monthly pension benefit paid in addition to basic pension. You may not receive enhanced or special monthly pension without first establishing eligibility for […]