Cleveland To Establish Alzheimer's Research Center

Aug 05, 2019
For those that may have missed it, the Cleveland Clinic issued the following press release in early July (2019): National Institute on Aging Awards $4.23 Million to Establish Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  New Center to...

Choosing A Medical Alert System

Jul 11, 2019
I've talked previously about the risks of falls from older adults, mortality rates and some ideas to help prevent falling. But what happens if prevention fails and one finds themselves on the ground and unable to move? In a private setting...

Wandering Risks With Dementia

Apr 10, 2019
A common question these days from families touring senior communities on behalf of a loved one is ‘What happens if mom (or dad) tries to leave?’ Whenever I’m asked this I can’t help imagining a pesky grandmother sawing off her GPS ankle...

PTSD- Veterans & Others Affected By Traumatic Events

Dec 05, 2018
If you're like me you've probably heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have associated it with military personnel, active or veterans, who may have suffered extreme trauma as a result of combat.  While it is certainly a concern for...

Pleural Mesothelioma: What is it and how do I know if I have it?

Mar 19, 2018
Each year there are roughly 2500 new cases of Pleural Mesothelioma in the U.S. Pleural Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers and a serious concern for seniors as it may take 20-50 years for the cancer to...

Ohio's New Medical Marijuana Law: Benefits, Challenges and How Is It Helpful For Seniors?

Mar 02, 2018
On June 8th, 2016 Ohio passed House Bill (HB) 523 and became the 28th state since California in 1996 to adopt the legal use of medical marijuana.  Although the law has been in effect for nearly two years, various state agencies have yet to...