Monthly Archives: October 2020

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 2 of Series)

October 4th, 2020 (No Comments)

Alzheimer’s is a complex disease with multiple risk factors. Last month, we included an article about the first of seven pillars for a brain-healthy lifestyle that is within your control: Regular Exercise. Experts now believe that the risk of Alzheimer’s is not limited to old age, but in fact can start in the brain long […]

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Telemedicine Is on the Rise for Older Adults

October 4th, 2020 (No Comments)

As the coronavirus sweeps across the country, older adults are isolating at home and in care facilities for safety. Problem is, the vast majority of them need health care, either for chronic conditions or acute issues. With the health care system strained, the Trump administration recently cleared the way for a temporary increase in the […]

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If You See Someone Not Wearing a Mask, Do You Say Something?

October 4th, 2020 (No Comments)

I considered whether to put on a mask at the party and, as a doctor, did so. People glanced at me hesitantly, noticing. I felt awkward. “We’re supposed to be wearing masks,” the host said as I entered a birthday party in Pennsylvania recently. He rolled his eyes and waved his hand in the air, […]

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Recommended Reading for October 2020

October 4th, 2020 (No Comments)

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir  By: Roz Chast   In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as […]

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