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Bath Time

SPLISH, SPLASH…..ARE YOU TAKING A BATH?

By: Suzanne Burleson, for SENIOR Magazine

“Splish, splash I was taking a bath

Long about a Saturday night

A rub-a-dub, just relaxing in the tub

Thinking everything was alright

Well, I stepped out of the tub, put my feet on the floor…”

Unfortunately for seniors, the next line of this oldie but goodie from Bobby Darin, might be “I went slipping and a sliding – bumped my head on the door!” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more that one-third, or 11 million adults age 65 and older, fall each year in the United States. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and the most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. […]

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Dr. Richard J. Martin explains why you should consider dental implants – SENIOR Magazine

Why should I consider dental implants? Am I a candidate?

By: Richard J. Martin, DDS, South Denton SENIOR Magazine

Are you missing teeth or have been a long time denture wearer and have heard a lot about implants but are not quite sure about them? Well, dental implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have been around for almost 40 years and were invented by Professor Per Branemark in Europe. The purpose of a dental implant is to secure either a single tooth, bridge, or denture to the jaw bone. They have many advantages compared to traditional crown and bridge or dentures. […]

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Accessible Home Health on How to Balance Work and Caregiving, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

Balancing Work and Being a Caregiver

Courtesy Accessible Home Health, for Collin SENIOR Magazine

According to a Metlife Mature Market Institute report, June 2003, an increasing percentage of the workforce is actively involved in caring for a relative or friend age 50 or over. Both women and men are equally likely to report themselves as the primary caregiver. […]

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Victory Home Health & Hospice on Taking Proper Steps for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

Take Proper Steps When Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By: Joan Weems, RN, owner/administrator of Victory Home Health & Hospice, for Texoma SENIOR Magazine

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias contribute to five million people age 65 and older in 2010 living with these devastating conditions and probably 500,000 people under age 65. With baby boomers rapidly reaching age 65, that number will increase rapidly. […]

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James & Leu, LLP, Who Can You Trust?, as Seen in SENIOR Magazine

Who Do You Trust?

By: Lori A Leu, James & Leu, LLP, for Collin SENIOR Magazine

Long-term care planning involves many important decisions, and nothing is tougher than deciding how to involve your adult children in the process. They will always be your children, no matter how old they get. You remember their childhood mistakes all too clearly; that baseball through the window, the hassles over chores and homework. Then their teen years brought you another whole new set of parenting challenges. Remembering it all makes it difficult to view your children now as responsible adults that you can trust with your care, your money, and your future—no matter how much they have grown and matured. […]

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North Texas Family Medicine on the Thyroid, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

About the Thyroid

Lisa Houk, of North Texas Family Medicine, Denton SENIOR Magazine

Thyroid control, if done thoroughly, can be one of the most challenging medical decisions that a doctor or nurse practitioner faces. The Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the Endocrinology Society have not come to an agreement on the standard of care for optimal thyroid function. Thus, many patients have been told that their thyroid is fine; but truthfully what is “fine”? […]