ElderCarelink Blog

Constipation and elders

by Dorian Martin
July 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Thanks to his diuretics, my 86-year-old father is beating a regular path to the bathroom. “Get out of my way,” he jokingly yells down the hallway — and sometimes, not as jokingly, tells one of the dogs, “Move!” But despite his constant presence in the bathroom, Dad often complains of constipation.

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Diabetes education (DSMT) is a Medicare-paid benefit – don’t miss out

by Carol Bursack
March 12th, 2011 at 3:06 am

Diabetes is a sneaky disease, in that most of the time early symptoms go unnoticed. As with many diseases, prevention, when possible, is best. If we can’t prevent a disease, then early detection and treatment may offset many of the ailments that could accumulate as an undetected disease progresses.

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What’s good for the heart is good for the brain

by Carol Bursack
February 12th, 2011 at 3:06 am

February is Healthy Heart month, which, considering Valentine’s Day is February 14th, is fitting. The most wonderful Valentine’s Day gift we can receive from someone we love is that they stay healthy and vibrant. That also means that the most valuable Valentine’s Day gift we can give our loved ones is to keep ourselves healthy.

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My Self-Care Challenge

by Sue Lanza
February 10th, 2011 at 6:49 am

In the broad life category of “it’s not too late to re-invent yourself”, I have decided that this year I will grow up, get real and be healthy. I know, I know. I am even scaring myself with this new commitment. For the record, this bombshell did not come as a new year’s resolution; just an idea that developed over time.

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Memory fitness plan: Pulling it all together

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
January 21st, 2011 at 3:11 am

Now that you have an entire 7 day memory fitness plan, you can start by focusing on only one strategy for each day of the week. Totally overhauling all your habits at the same time is not usually very successful. Since repetition is one of the keys to retaining information, this plan was created to break up each area related to memory fitness into doable parts.

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