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Dementia and Your Family

Dementia and Your Family

By Denise Pott, LCSW, Assistance Home Care Many of us fear age related dementia, and worry every time we misplace the car keys.  Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.  Misplacing the car keys is nothing to worry about …

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Everything You Learned About Protein – Forget it!

Everything You Learned About Protein - Forget it!

By Jean Huelsing RN (Founder of Camp Jump Start®) Phil* was determined to keep his New Year’s Resolution to go to the gym. He heard a lot of chatter about the importance of protein, especially among the muscle bound gym rats who can dead lift a small nation. He was curious …

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Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery is regarded by orthopedic surgeons to be one of the greatest orthopedic inventions in history. This procedure predictably improves function and relieves pain in patients who suffer from debilitating hip pain due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis (when the ball of the hip loses its …

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Stress Management Techniques

stress management

Stress is created by our reactions to situations, rather than the events themselves. We can’t always control events that happen in our life, but we can control how we respond. Here are some helpful tips for how to manage and prevent stressful feelings: Visualize a scene that is pleasant, soothing, or brings back happy memories …

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Help! I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up!

fall prevention

By Denise Pott, LCSW, Assistance Home Care One January day as I was headed off to work at a midtown hospital, I had just turned the corner onto my subdivision’s main street when my eyes caught something off to my right. Although it took me a second, I quickly realized …

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TIRED, EXHAUSTED, IN QUEST FOR ENERGY

TIRED, EXHAUSTED, IN QUEST FOR ENERGY

Feeling lethargic, depressed, or exhausted for no apparent reasons. Think thyroid. Thyroid disease affects 27 million individuals. The thyroid is responsible for regulating temperature, heart rate, and carbohydrate and fat metabolism. The physiology revolves around a negative feed back loop. Initially, the hypothalamus releases thyroid releasing hormone, targeting the pituitary …

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9 Ways to Stop Yourself from Overeating

to Stop Yourself from Overeating

I was researching and article on how to help my patients from overeating. I came across this article by HYPERLINK “https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/author/kristina-larue”KRISTINA LARUE, RD, CSSD, LDN, it was so well written that I thought that I would share it this month, and it just might help all of us during this …

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Mental Health Tips for a Happy New Year

Mental Health Tips

Be kind to yourself Speak nicely about yourself and treat yourself with respect. A positive outlook on ourselves is a key to attracting more positivity into our lives.  Write positive affirmations about yourself such as, “I love myself just the way I am” and tape it to the mirror so …

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