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Earth’s Medicine: Nutrient-Rich Foods For Senior Health

As we age many of us start to have a daily medication regimen. Whether it’s blood pressure medication, thyroid, a diuretic or bowel regimen it seems like medications keep piling up. Medications are sometimes necessary and you should always follow your physician’s orders. More and more people are seeking non pharmacological interventions and natural remedies.  …

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We Can Do Better For Our Elders

Originally written for and appeared on Arizona Daily Star’s Local Opinion: We can do better for your elders The following is the opinion and analysis of the writer: Dr. Corinne Self “Anita tried to stab John with a knitting needle,” I remember my mom telling us over the phone when I was a teen. Aunt …

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When To Start Hospice For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

As our loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease progress in their illness, we may ask at what point it would be advisable to enlist the help of hospice. Hospice enrollment provides access to 24/7 care and support via regularly scheduled and as-needed nurse visits in person and by telephone. In Medicare’s own words – A hospice …

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10 Things You Need To Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility or Adult Care Home

There are many reasons why families make the decision to move a loved one into an assisted living facility.  Medication, treatment, food, safety, accessibility to nursing assistance, hygiene, mobility, and care partner burnout are just a few reasons that it’s time to make a change. Beware! Not all assisted living facilities are created equally! We believe …

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Holiday Recipes From Our Family to Yours

The holidays are a time of year that many of us look forward to. We may be spending it with family, and sometimes that may include travel. The stores are bustling and the weather has gotten cooler. You might follow family traditions and look forward to those family gatherings.  It’s a time of giving and …

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