What is MDS? Why is MDS in Older Adults More Common?

MDS is a blood disorder that is more common in older populations. Approximately 10,000 to 12,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year.   Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) The word myelodysplastic comes from two Latin words meaning blood and malformed or misshapen. It is an apt name because MDS is a group of diseases …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms and Action Steps

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that over five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s right now, and many do not even know it. In fact, over half of the dementia cases in the US are due to Alzheimer’s disease. We are bombarded with statistics all the time, so many people were hurt …

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Mental Health Month: Proven Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

  The New science of neuroplasticity demonstrates that brains do not have to decline as we age. Just like our bodies, our brains need a good workout to keep in tip-top shape. Aging Minds The idea that the human brain inevitably deteriorates with age is a popular myth. Growing older does not mean that your …

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Managing diabetes in older adults

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

What is diabetes? Pre-diabetes Pre-diabetes is the precondition for type 2 diabetes. People that have pre-diabetes have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but are not quite high enough to result in a full diagnosis of diabetes. This is the “best opportunity” to reduce the risks associated with diabetes. Through a proper diet, …

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The Long Journey Home: How to Find Good Hospice Care

The importance of how to find good hospice care for terminal loved ones cannot be overstated.  Hospice care is designed to provide the appropriate support, including palliative care (to ease suffering) for terminal patients as well as preparing family members for the bereavement process. Hospice providers operate under the supervision of both state and federal …

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February Is Heart Health Month

According to the CDC, Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is also a major cause of disability in US citizens? …

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