ElderCarelink Blog

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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Using brain teasers to create time well spent

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
March 4th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Keeping our minds active is one of the keys to successful aging and brain fitness. When older adults are less able to participate in the activities they used to count on for that mental stimulation, there can be a tendency to not know how to explore possible options. Read more »

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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Five Tips To Be a Safe Traveler

by Sue Lanza
January 27th, 2011 at 3:07 am

As we enter the height of winter, most of us are dreaming of spring or at the very least, an escape from it all. I know I am as today we are facing the sixth major snowstorm of the winter here. I am getting to be quite an expert at snow shoveling but who wants to be known for that? But I will admit that doing the shoveling in moderation (to protect my back) is actually a great aerobic workout.

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Hardcore brain training may not be all that helpful

by Carol Bursack
January 25th, 2011 at 3:12 am

It’s no surprise to most people over 30 that a trend toward brain games has become nearly an obsession with many competitive boomers. The availability of such games can be a source of guilt for boomers like me who, well, hate games.

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