3 Ways Seniors Can Save Money on Prescriptions in 2017

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    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of #PartDatWalgreens. The opinions and text are all mine. When my father came to live with me, I was surprised at how well he researched Medicare and its different coverages. I accompanied him to meetings held by different insurance companies explaining to him […]

7 Tips to Help When Caring For a Loved One With Afib

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One of the conditions my father suffered with was atrial fibrillation or AFib.  He was on several medications for this condition, as well as having a pacemaker and implanted cardioverter defibrillator, which could be very scary at times. CARING FOR A LOVED ONE WITH AFIB Taking care of someone you love is an important job, but […]

Why You Should Reconsider Taking Prilosec for Your Heartburn Symptoms

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In February of this year, I read an article in The New York Times that caused me to gasp out loud: “Heartburn Drugs Tied to Dementia Risk”.  Oh my gosh, I have been taking Prilosec (omeprazole) for over ten years and believing that it is a very safe medication with very few complications! As you […]

Clinical Trials Go Digital – Blood Pressure Trial From the Comfort of Your Home

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Earlier this week, CureClick, for whom I am an advisory board member, introduced a new type of trial set called called Digital Trials. This type of trial is important because it takes away the geography challenges of so many of the other trials being conducted. Digital trials will potentially allow researchers to enroll more study […]

Fresh Perspectives from Aging Faces: A Positive Aging Video

I wanted to share this new inspirational video on aging created by Bay Alarm Medical. I am pleased to say that I was asked for and offered input on this beautiful video. There are so many pieces of wisdom in it. Enjoy!

Equadose.Split and Equadose.Grind – 2 Great New Products for Medication Management

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  I was recently introduced to two new products to help caregivers manage their loved one’s medication intake. Both of these products are the combined brain power of a registered nurse and an engineer. Both are of excellent quality being made out of aerospace-grade aluminum.  Both products were mailed to me so that I could […]

National Wear Red Day – Drawing Attention to Women and Heart Disease

Febraury 5th is National Wear Red Day sponsored by the American Heart Association. This movement challenges women to know their risk for heart disease and to take action to reduce thier risk of both heart disease and stroke. As caregivers, and as women in general, many of us are guilty of neglecting our health. Here’s […]

Empowering Patients to Understand Their Health

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Editors Note: This is a guest post by one of the founders of MedNexus. I wanted to share this new resource because there is so much incorrect information on the internet. This resource curates the best and most accurate articles so that the information presented to you when you search is much more reliable than […]

Medicare Plans and Prescription Coverage: Do You Know How to Help Your Parent Choose?

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    We’re headed into the holidays and that means it’s also the annual election period for Medicare and Medicare prescription drug coverage. The Annual Election Period (AEP) is an annual open enrollment period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage that takes place from October 15 to December 7 every year. Unless you […]

Brain Health for Caregivers: Why I’m Adding a Supplement to My Daily Nutrition

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I am participating in a VIN campaign for Procera. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Procera and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. #sharpmind #ad Does this happen to you? You get off the couch […]

28 Healthy Snacks for Caregivers

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6 Work-Life Balance Tips for Workers in Their Sixties (infographic)

I’ll be turning 60 this year and I don’t know about you but I have no plans to retire for at least another 10 years!  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by the year 2020, 55% of the workers will be over 55. That’s really quite remarkable. Although many will have children that are […]

Ethics and the Elderly: Treating the Aged With Respect and Dignity

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  Most people have seen someone they know and love grow old, and we know we must always remember to treat our elders with utmost respect. In the medical field, when seniors are often at their most vulnerable, reverence isn’t always easy to develop and display. However, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals must […]

Brain Health: Reaping the Reward of Puzzles, Crosswords and Sudoku

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Lately there has been a lot of talk in the press and scientific community about how moderate brain exercise can sharpen your cognitive thinking, helping your fight against memory loss, depression and even Alzheimer’s and other dementia types. Today we will discuss how and why tailored brain activities can reap large benefits. Consider this: the […]

The Importance of Communicating Your End-of-Life Care Wishes

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  Every time I visit my physician, I am asked if I have an advanced directive for my end-of-life care (good for them!). I am embarrassed to say that I still don’t have one.  It’s one of those things that is on the master To-Do list, the one that gets looked at when the regular […]

Concerned about Recent Health Record Breaches? What the Future Holds for the Safety of Our Health Information

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A study done by researchers at the Stanford University found that between the years of 2010 in 2013, more than 29 million healthcare records were potentially misused and exposed to criminals. While some of the theft of healthcare records was the result of hacking, the study found that a good portion of the theft was […]

Participating in Clinical Trials Is Important: Here’s How You Can Help

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Hundreds of thousands of people are alive today because other people chose to participate in clinical trials.  The more people that participate, the faster critical research questions can be answered and the faster a product of procedure can become available to those who desperately need it.  Like me, I’m sure you’ve heard of friends or […]

New Clinical Trial Available for Those With High Cholesterol and Heart Disease

As a Cure click ambassador, I’m delighted to be able to share the latest clinical trials. Here is a new one for those with high cholesterol and heart disease. Please share to anyone who you think might benefit. Please Activate Javascript Disclosure: I am participating in a Cure Click campaign. I am receiving a small […]