The traditional holiday season is once again upon us. Malls are jammed with shoppers, Santa look-a likes are everywhere, and thousands of ovens crank out home-made cookies, pies, and breads. Meanwhile, in neighborhoods everywhere, menorahs and Christmas lights blaze into the night.
We love the holidays because they tend to bring out the best . . . → Read More: Just in Case Grandma DOESN’T Get Run Over by a Reindeer…
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Several weeks ago, many of us and our families were in the midst of dealing with Hurricane (aka Super Storm) Sandy and her destructive aftermath. Days without power or heat, homes destroyed by flooding and fallen trees, and communications limited by our cable, internet and phone providers. And . . . → Read More: Next Storm? Protect Your Loved One Who Has Dementia
Today marks the fourth anniversary of my dad’s death at age 92. It goes without saying that I’ve been remembering his life, remembering our lives together as he and my mom (who passed away so young at 61 years old) raised their six children. Dad worked for thirty years at the U.S. Post Office in . . . → Read More: Remembering Dad
Somehow it seems appropriate a few days before April 15th to write that the two things absolutely certain in our lives are death and taxes.
And on April 16th, we recognize the 5th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. Seems like good timing, yes?
This date was created to “inspire, educate . . . → Read More: Death is Not Failure
Thanksgiving is here and gone. The annual holiday season is in full swing. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, you name it—this is it. This time of year can be one of the best, but it can also be one of the most taxing on our bodies. Stress, poor eating, and less sleep can take its toll on . . . → Read More: Tips for Enjoying Your Holidays
Did you know that more than a third of patients leaving the hospital ignore their discharge instructions and don’t seek the follow up care they need?
Ok, maybe ignore is too strong a word. Maybe the instructions were very rushed. Maybe the patient didn’t understand he was supposed to go get some more lab work . . . → Read More: Discharge Instructions: Why You Should Pay Attention