This physician explains why that partnership is so important today
“It’s all about relationships.”
That’s what a mentor told me during my medical training. Every day, as a pediatrician, I realize how true this is.
With the recent emergence and increasing popularity of virtual
Food for thought from ‘The Joy of Half a Cookie’ author
By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue
You’re in good company if you have tried and failed to lose weight or to keep the pounds off. But Jean Kristeller, professor emerita of psychology at Indiana State University, may be able to help.
She developed a Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness
Boomer marketer Peter Hubbell says that happens in three ways
By Peter Hubbell for Next Avenue
Memories get better with age.
By memories, I’m talking about long-term memory or LTM, not short-term memory such as basic information like phone numbers and where you left your glasses. Aging people have a lot on their minds and it’s not really
Mom is gone, but the gift she gave me lives on
By Jill Smolowe for Next Avenue
As the season of giving thanks gave way to the season of giving-because-it’s-a-given-that-we’ll-give, I received a party invitation that eased the transition from graceful comity to gross commerce. “Bring a small wrapped gift,” it read. “But make
Robin Williams also suffered from the disease, often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s
By Candy Schulman for Next Avenue
I never imagined my mother would have anything in common with actor and comedian Robin Williams. But when his widow revealed that he suffered from Lewy body dementia, she said, “Lewy body dementia killed Robin. It took his life.”
She linked this
How physicians’ religious views may affect end-of-life talks
In more than 30 years of being a doctor, I’ve participated in many end-of-life events. But one stands out.
She was an elderly woman I had known for years; I’ll call her “Tessie” (not her real name). On the last evening of her terminal illness,
As the disease changes, so should your method of communication
By Eileen Beal for Next Avenue
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you will notice that as the condition worsens, so does your loved one’s ability to initiate or participate in conversations; understand and process information;
Why you need to watch your mail and be a patient shopper
By now, you’ve likely received in the mail a replacement credit card with an EMV chip (EMV stands for Europlay, MasterCard and Visa). The computer chip has been put in to keep hackers from getting access to the data in your card’s magnetic strip.