Colonoscopy Prep Tips

Men and women age 50 and over will get a doctor’s order for a colonoscopy prep. Here are my top tips from my best colonoscopy experience. 4 days before prep, switch to a low residue diet. A low residue diet essentially includes foods that you spend most of your life avoiding because they are not part of a […]

Forgetfulness or Memory Loss?

Forgetfulness and senior moments  are a common topic of conversation among baby boomers. News articles, checklists, brain training phone apps, social media posts, documentaries and now, a prime time film are easy to find. “Still Alice” is a movie about a 50-year-old female linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The author of Still Alice was recently interviewed on PBS News Hour […]

Aging adult vision

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older (National Eye Institute). Prevent Blindness America has designated the month of February as AMD Awareness Month to draw attention to blindness prevention in aging adults.

End of Life Wishes

One of a care manager’s roles is to listen and engage in dialogue with aging adults who are facing their own mortality. Perhaps clients are living with an incurable illness or recently have been given a terminal diagnosis.  They and their caregivers often want to talk about their end of life wishes. Dr. Atul Gawande’s five questions to discuss […]

Pneumonia in older adults

This information was shared on the AARP blog recently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending that people age 65 and older get two pneumonia vaccines — the traditional shot as well as a newer version that can offer additional protection. An immunization advisory panel to the CDC voted 13-2 in […]

Knee problems

Suffering from knee problems, knee pain or leg pain associated with overuse? Trying to find a healthy balance between exercise and injuries?  Benefits of exercise are endless, supporting better brain and body health. Baby boomers worried about the potential for knee surgery in their future may avoid medical intervention by strengthening muscles.

Aging families and the transition from home to assisted living

When aging families are faced with a health or financial challenge that results in a move for Mom or Dad, they may feel stressed out, overwhelmed or emotional. Adult children may be able to help with that transition to an assisted living community. but sometimes they need outside assistance. Our care managers are available to help with […]