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Staying Hydrated in the Winter Months

Staying Hydrated in the Winter Months

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP You may think dehydration is only something you need to think about in the good ole summer. However, it is very possible to suffer from dehydration in the winter. The body’s sweat mechanism is not activated as much in the winter as it is on a hot summer day. Therefore, we are not…

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Telehealth Services

Telehealth Services

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP The concept of telehealth is not really a new concept. This concept in its earliest form dates back to the early 1900s. Pennsylvania was sending radiology images 24 miles via phone lines in the 1940s. The University of Nebraska was the first to use video communication for hospital consultations in 1959. These early…

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Enhancing the life of Persons with Dementia

Enhancing the life of Persons with Dementia

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP We have probably all stumbled upon the list of 101 things to do with someone who has dementia. However, do those things really enhance the quality of life of a person with dementia or are they just things to keep them busy? I would guess keeping someone distracted and busy is OK—but let’s…

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What Diet is best for Memory?

What Diet is best for Memory?

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS-ADC-MC, CDP We all know diet is important for many reasons—keeping our cholesterol down, our heart healthy and overall making us feel better. Well, what effects does it have on our brain? In particular—how can diet help with our cognition? We must turn to research for some answers! There are all kinds of diets out there—so…

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The Importance of Pets and Planning for Care in the Future

The Importance of Pets and Planning for Care in the Future

Do you have a dog, cat, bird, or another animal? Most likely, these animals are a huge part of your life. They are your family. Many people consider their pets their best friends. As we age – this usually does not change. We continue to seek the affection of our pets.             Many seniors fight depression. They feel…

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Why is it Important to Exercise as We Age?

Why is it Important to Exercise as We Age?

We all hope to grow old gracefully. Who wants to think about taking medications, going to the doctors or the aches and pains that may come along with getting old?  There are things we can do to fight the aging process. One of those things is exercise! “Get out and move it, move it!” There are many benefits to exercise…

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There’s an App for That!

There’s an App for That!

Technology plays a big part in our daily lives. Most people get up and check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and email on their phone, whether it is one of these apps or all of them, technology plays a big role in our daily lives. Now technology can aide with caregiving. That’s right—there is an app for that! Life 360 is an app…

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the Best Medicine

“When you’re smilin’, when your smilin’ the whole world smiles with you.” That catchy tune written by Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay, and Mark Fisher is true. When you smile, it affects others. It is hard not to smile back when someone is flashing a smile at you. The next best thing about smiling is laughing. Laughter has its benefits.  These…

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