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Avoiding the Flu

Avoiding the Flu

It is that time of the year where it appears everyone is getting sick. Coughing, sneezing, stuffy noses everywhere! Symptoms of the flu include fever which can be high, headache, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, feeling very tired, vomiting and nausea may occur. According to the CDC, there are four different strains of the flu. The four types of are…

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Dementia

Dementia

Caregivers of those battling the demons of dementia are warriors. These warriors go to battle for their loved ones to ensure they are treated like the dignified persons they have always been. Once dementia wraps itself around a person, it often strips them of their personhood. They take steps backward, losing all they have gained in their adult life. Caregivers…

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Medicaid vs. Medicare

Medicaid vs. Medicare

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP Medicaid, Medicare – they sound alike? But they are different! What is the difference? Or are they the same? Let’s explore and see if we can figure this out!  Medicaid is both state and federally funded. The program provides benefits based on financial need. Health insurance is provided to low-income Americans of all…

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Arthritis

Arthritis

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC- MC, CDP You may notice pain and swelling in your joints as you age. What is that? The general term for this is arthritis. There are many different types of arthritis —however, if you have an overall swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints you may be experiencing the “pains of…

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National Caregiver Month

National Caregiver Month

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP November is National Family Caregiver Month. This month we celebrate all those who take care of others. National caregiver week began in the mid-1990. However, the importance of caregivers was truly recognized with President Barack Obama’s recognition in 2012. “Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands…

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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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