Telehealth: A Positive Program from COVID-19

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Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows for a long-distance patient and clinician to have con...

We Need to Deal with Death

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Although intellectually we all know that one day we shall die, generally we are so reluctant to think of our death that this knowledge does not touch our hearts or minds, and we live our life as if we...

Sex and Aging

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What comes to mind when you think about sex and aging? A sweet old couple holding hands in their rocking chairs or just not envisioned at all with elders? Well, what people’s perceptions are when it c...

Caregiving Advocacy for Elders

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Lawrence J. Weiss and Lynda Hascheff Families—not institutions—provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled persons. These families know the enormity of the burden in caring for som...

Caregiver Advocacy

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Family Caregiving is a public health and economic security issue. Caregiving is a journey unlike any other. To those who have not yet traveled this road, you need to know that most of us will. It is d...

Healthy Aging: Adding Life to Years

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Baby Boomers are one of the largest generations in American history. Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, number about 71.6 million in the US as of 2019. The age wave theory suggests that there was an...

Ways to be Healthy as You Age and Live Longer

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When you are young, you don’t think about your health. Many youth and older people aren’t all that concerned with how today’s habits affect them tomorrow or down the road. We all need to take responsi...

Healthy Aging: What is it and what can we do?

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I had the pleasure of presenting at a public education session on the new health reform law in Las Vegas recently sponsored by Families USA, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), and the N...

Smile: Your Key to Wellness

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Note:  Ray Craft died peacefully at home, on his 95th birthday, after many visits from family and friends. At the time of his death he was surrounded by family.  He lived a full life through...

The Village and Time Banking: A Model for the Future

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In October 2014, I wrote my article on the Village Movement. Originally started in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in 2002, the Village concept arose out of community members’ de...