Archive for 2011

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Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Every year I hear people discussing the flu shot question. Should I or shouldn’t I get a flu shot? I get my flu shot every year. As a nurse, I work with sick people every day. I need to get […]

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Making Difficult Decisions With Our Parents Instead of For Them, Part I

Rarely a week goes by when I don’t speak to an adult child of aging parents (usually a daughter) who talks about the role reversal in caring for their aging parents or the decisions they have made for their parents […]

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Aging and Exercise

There seems to be more and more evidence that regular exercise and aging are a good mix. The following link refers to an article in the New York Times that summarizes some of the recent studies: click here. While it […]

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A Birthday Tradition

When I was growing up, our family wasn’t always a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting. But every year, on my birthday, my parents made it seem as if the world stopped to celebrate “me.” Over the years, there was […]

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Can Your Elder Loved One Safely Live Alone?

At this time of year, our office gets extremely busy. The reason is …. Adult children will visit their family at Thanksgiving and become concerned about how one parent or both have declined since their last visit. While most parents […]

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Reflections on the Holiday Season

I am blessed with three beautiful children and many wonderful friends.  Like many of you, my children are the most important aspect of my life and I am so proud of them. They are all different and unique. I love them unconditionally […]