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Archive for April, 2009

There’s a Reason You May Be Feeling Tired All the Time

During the recent Easter and Passover holidays, I spoke to several women in their late 60s about the wonderful times we had with family and friends.  Aside from enjoying the grandchildren and their parents, all had the same comment.  “I’m exhausted.” 

What to Look For In Assisted Living

Here’s the story on assisted living.  Such facilities generally serve people 60 and older by providing room, board, housekeeping, supervision and assistance with personal hygiene.  They are designed for those who can no longer living independently, but do not require around-the-clock nursing care.

Parkinson’s Disease and Assisted Living

Question: My mother suffers from Parkinson’s disease and lives with my sister, her husband and five young children in the Midwest in a small house. Mother sits in front of the television all day with no exercise and sees a local doctor who is not a neurologist. She is unhappy and would like to return [...]

Alcohol Has Greater Effect On Older Adults

Question: I have a good female friend, 72 years old, who drinks about three glasses of wine a day. Since her husband died, she has a third or fourth glass of wine at her bedside and sips it before going to sleep.  She says wine is better than sleeping pills.  Her behavior and activities haven’t [...]