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Alzheimer’s & Dementia: How To Communicate Better With Your Loved One

Wendy Rickenbach-Barclay, Owner-Certified Senior Advisor November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, there are currently 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050.  Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease. Currently 16.1 million Americans provide …

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The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church A pastor went to visit a widow. She greeted him with a warm smile. She invited the pastor in and offered him a cup of coffee. As they sat at the kitchen table in her modest home and talked the pastor began to realize how poor the widow was. Not …

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5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

The choice to move to senior living can be difficult and emotionally charged. Most people understandably prefer to stay at home as long as possible. But, what I have learned through the years is that many folks who could benefit from a senior living community wait too long before making the decision. In fact, I have heard many residents say they …

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Varicose Veins – A Cutting-Edge Procedure to Treat this Painful Disorder

Varicose Veins - A Cutting-Edge Procedure to Treat this Painful Disorder

By Federico M. Richter, MD Various forms of venous issues affect 25 million Americans. Their legs are swollen, achy and they have a heavy sensation. When our veins are working properly, they pump blood back to the heart. Valves in the veins are made to open and close in one direction. If these valves or the wall of the veins are …

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Radio-Frequency for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

Radio-Frequency for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations Effective treatment of chronic pain-causing conditions, like arthritis of the spine for instance, is undergoing rapid advancement. In the past, liberal use of anti-inflammatory steroid was the only recourse for arthritic pain. The problem with steroids? They carry short and long term disadvantages. For patients who are diabetic, steroid-use must be minimized due to …

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Medical Cannabis and Cancer:

Medical Cannabis and Cancer:

How one plant is easing cancer patient’s pain and emotional discomfort Cannabis has been used for over 2,000 years by many cultures all over the world. This plant has been known to heal, provide pain relief, fight disease as well as quell anxiety and depression. Thankfully, a diagnosis of cancer is one of the conditions that automatically qualifies a patient …

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The Journey to Plan for Care with CarePatrol

The Journey to Plan for Care with CarePatrol

Wendy Rickenbach-Barclay, Owner-Certified Senior Advisor In 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared November to be “National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month”. So much has changed during that time. Memory Care communities have been replacing many Skilled Nursing home settings. Assisted Living communities began to increase, and many of those now include a specialized “Memory Care” environment within their community. Today over 5.4 Million people …

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Functional Medicine: Your Key to Health, Wellness & Looking Younger

In October we focus on celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors, and rightly so considering all that these women (and men) have endured through their treatment and surgery. But we often forget to focus on recovery, healing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to either stave off future disease or to simply thrive in the healthiest state that we possibly can. In today’s …

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Transforming the Mammography Patient Experience – Introducing the SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System

Transforming the Mammography Patient Experience

Available only at Radiology Associates of Venice and Englewood With pain being the number one complaint during mammograms, this fear of pain prevents many women from making regular breast imaging appointments a priority. Not only can this have a negative impact on patient volume and satisfaction scores, but it can put women at risk of a cancer being missed,or diagnosed at …

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Untreated Hearing Loss

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition facing adults today. Despite being an incredibly debilitating issue, many individuals delay seeking help for a variety of reasons, including denial. However, just as with any other health condition, those who suspect they are suffering from hearing loss should check it out as soon as …

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