The Brain Can Change

By Amy Overman, professor of neuroscience and psychology at Elon University Amy Overman, professor of neuroscience and psychology at Elon University, is an expert in aging and memory including 15 years researching memory in older adults. I have noticed I am not feeling quite as sharp as I used to feel. Is this normal? The brain’s speed of processing and [...]

A Team Approach to Senior Care

Terrence E. Holt MD PhD holds several titles in the UNC Hospital System and works in two medical departments and also the department of English and comparative literature. Mr. S. lies on a bed in the Emergency Room, thin, tremulous and confused. His daughter found him in his home that afternoon, lying on the floor beside an overturned chair. Every [...]

2013-12-31T22:37:38-05:00December 31st, 2013|Senior Care Management|

10 Things about Aging with Dignity

PBS kicked off coverage of long-term care in America in June with a segment that will be the first in a series of videos on this critical element of aging with dignity and independence. The following is information from that series. 1. You are not alone Today, there are nearly 67 million people in America providing assistance to a spouse, [...]

2013-08-20T22:09:25-04:00August 20th, 2013|Senior Care Management|

Ten Signs to Limit Driving

1. Frequent “close calls” (i.e. near accidents). 2. Dents, scrapes, on the car or on fences, mailboxes, garage doors, curbs etc. 3. Trouble judging gaps in traffic at intersections and on highway entrance/exit ramps. 4. Other drivers honking at you. 5. Getting lost. 6. Difficulty seeing the sides of the road when looking straight ahead. 7. Slower response time; trouble [...]

2019-01-03T16:57:04-05:00August 20th, 2013|Hearing & Vision, Senior Care Management|

An Adult Discussion about Health Care

By Allen Johnson, Editorial Page Editor, in the News-Record Still thoroughly confounded about the state of health care reform in the United States? A good place to start for common-sense answers is T.R. Reid’s brisk and engaging best-seller, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care. First published in 2009, this book essentially is [...]

2019-01-03T14:40:46-05:00June 21st, 2013|Insurance, Senior Care Management|

Older Adults Take Charge

By Charlotte R. Williams, MIPPA & Wellness Coordinator, Piedmont Triad Regional Council of Governments – Area Agency on Aging While aging itself is not a disease, with age, the body becomes more vulnerable to diseases. Many of the diseases and chronic conditions that affect older adults are due to modifiable lifestyle factors such as physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use. [...]

2013-05-28T23:02:33-04:00May 28th, 2013|Senior Care Management|

A Concussion – Know the Signs

Anyone, at any age, who experiences even a minor bump to the head from an accident or fall can suffer a concussion, a type of mild traumatic brain injury that is a serious medical condition that can effect the way the brain works. A person with a concussion needs to see a medical professional for evaluation and treatment. Concussion Signs [...]

2019-01-03T14:23:00-05:00February 19th, 2013|Senior Care Management, Wellness|

Senior Safety

Harry Dolan was Chief of Police in Grand Rapids, MI, before his appointment as Chief of Police in Raleigh in 2007. As people grow older, their chances of being victims of crime decrease dramatically. But a lifetime of experience, coupled with the physical problems associated with aging, often make older Americans fearful. Although they’re on the lookout constantly for physical attack [...]

2012-01-03T23:07:49-05:00January 3rd, 2012|Senior Care Management|

Understanding “The Blues”

Rebecca Keller, MSW, LCSW, is an Outpatient Therapist with Welcare Counseling Services. A new client, Barbara, called me recently to share the fact that she had been feeling “down.” “I just don’t know if I’m depressed,” she said in a worried voice. I reassured her that she was taking the right step in calling me, and we made an appointment [...]

2012-01-03T20:53:21-05:00January 3rd, 2012|Senior Care Management|

The Mystery of Fibromyalgia

By:  Heather M. Garrison, PA-C (Pain Solutions of High Point) Fibromyalgia is a multifaceted syndrome that, while more accurately diagnosed and more adequately treated in recent years, is still poorly understood. There is no clear-cut explanation as to its cause; however, there are growing theories stemming from ongoing research into the disease and its treatment. From what we do know, [...]

2011-12-13T22:52:11-05:00December 13th, 2011|Senior Care Management|
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