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Driving with Alzheimer's

Question: Does the Alzheimer patient keep insisting that he or she can drive safely and that nothing is wrong? Dr. Amy: For many people, cars are an expression of our identity. They tell the world a little about who we are and what we value. They are also a powerful symbol of independence. They let us…

Help an Aging Neighbor this Winter

This is the time of year that as I grow older, I understand more and more why people retire in places like Florida, the Carolinas, and Arizona. The cold weather and snow here in the Midwest becomes less and less tolerable. As much as I detest the chores that come with the blankets of snow,…

Can a schedule in a nursing home hinder the recovery of a patient?

Question: Can a schedule or routine in a nursing home hinder the recovery of a patient? My mom is in her fourth week in a nursing home after having an out patient surgery procedure. She is woken up at 5:30 in the morning but breakfast is not until 8:00. She then has physical therapy for…

What your Pharmacist Wants you to Know

If you follow these tips, you may just learn some great information the next time you’re stopping by the pharmacy counter!

What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist?

Question: I would like to share another resource about aging in place that might be of benefit to your readers--a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). If your loved one wishes to remain in their home for as long as possible, please consider the services of an individual holding the CAPS designation as part of your…

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