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Wise Wednesdays – are you taking too much medication ??

The issue of overdose is in the news for younger folks who are getting caught up with “prescription medicines” the so called “Opioid Epidemic”.  Much of the press coverage focuses on otherwise normal people who have an injury, are given ( perhaps inappropriately) opiates for pain for such injuries as low back pain and minor

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New research points to brain stimulators for increasing memory… a solution for dementia ?

Wise Wednesdays ! This is a fascinating read on the latest research being developed for memory optimization in all kinds of clinical situations. These “stimulators” are already being used for Parkinson’s and MS patients and work remarkably well – perhaps this is the beginning of a bonafide treatment for dementia… here’s hoping !    

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Wellness and retirement

Wise Wednesdays. Many of us dream of an early retirement – as the parent of 3 school age children – it still seems a long way off for my husband and I. However …. for the rest of my readers, this article talks about retirement in an interesting way – not just about leaving work

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Do you have a plan ?

Do you have a plan …. for the end of your life? This is tough stuff to talk about, but we should all have these documents drawn up while we have the ability to make these decisions. I am sharing this New York Times article that does a nice job of discussing the issues. Gaitway

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Great Resources – BBB Grapevine The Better Business Bureau has an active group that provides free education to seniors in Charlotte. We encourage you to take advantage of these free seminars.

Taking care of parents? Gaitway can help!