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Helping Seniors Avoid Dangerous Drug Interactions

Many seniors take more than one prescription medicine on a regular basis to help treat chronic health conditions. It is important to discuss all medication, OTC and prescription, as well as any supplements you are taking, with your doctor. Certain drugs and supplements can render the other ineffective or even cause potentially dangerous interactions. According to a report published online March 21 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, over 42% of patients failed to report their supplement use to their physician. The patients cited both a fear of telling their physician and the fact that their physician didn’t ask as the main drivers behind the lack of disclosure. Being open and honest with your physician, even if they fail to ask, is the best way to protect your health.

March Newsletter: Spring Has Arrived!

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Our March newsletter has information on Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, healthy eating, recommitting to your resolutions and more! Click here to read our March newsletter.

Suffering From Caregiver Burnout? We Can Help!

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Woman Comforting Senior Man With Depression

Caregiver burnout can manifest itself in different ways, but most of the signs can mimic those of depression. If you are losing interest in your once-loved hobbies, bailing on evenings out with friends on a regular basis, or experiencing any of these complaints on a regular basis, it might be time to seek help. Talk to friends, loved ones or your doctor about your feelings, and seek out help. Whether it be asking more help from siblings in the care of your elderly parents or hiring an in-home caregiver for a certain number of hours a week, addressing your own needs will ultimately help you better care for your loved one.

September Newsletter: Hello Fall!

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Our September newsletter has helpful tips on getting more fruits & veggies in your diet along with a listing of local farmer’s markets where you can get the freshest produce and support your local farmers! It also features information on why it might be time to hire in-home care, gardening and lawn tips for fall, local events and much more! Click here to read our September newsletter.

Thyroid Problems: Know the Signs

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If you are an older woman, you should be aware of the signs of thyroid disease. According to Womenshealth.gov, one in eight women will have thyroid problems in their lifetime. What are some of the symptoms? Hyperthyroidism can cause unexplained weight loss, trouble sleeping, anxiety or irritability, and more frequent bowel movements while hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, fatigue, constipation, and dry or thinning hair. Having a family history of thyroid disease also increases your risk, so be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience any unexplained symptoms! For more information, visit womenshealth.gov.

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference took place this past week in Washington D.C. Find out what the latest research is saying about this disease and learn more about current treatment options: https://www.alz.org/aaic/

Documentary on the Healing Power of Music on Memory Loss

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning documentary AliveInside highlights the profound effect music has on individuals suffering from memory loss/dementia. It’s a must see for anyone caring for a loved one with memory loss!

The Latest Facts & Figures on Alzheimer’s Disease

According to Alzheimer’s.org, over 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to grow to over 7 million by 2025, with staggering repercussions for the healthcare system and healthcare costs. Visit Alzheimer’s.org to read the latest facts and figures on this disease.

April Newsletter: Celebrating Springtime in the Lowcountry

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Our April newsletter has tips on battling allergies, highlights the must-do local activities this month, provides information on women’s eye health and much more! Click here to read our April newsletter!

February Newsletter: Show Your Heart Some Love This Valentine’s Day!

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February is American Heart Month–it’s the perfect time to show your heart some extra love! Our February newsletter has helpful tips for healthy eating for the budget-conscious, healthy heart tips and how you can detect a heart attack or stroke, highlights on the can’t miss local events this month and so much more! Click here to read our February newsletter!