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So the cat lady was correct – kitty’s make everything feel better !

We are dog lovers at Gaitway of Charlotte – but this article describes how therapeutic your cat can be – enjoy this read !

Wise Wednesdays – Firearms and Seniors – a deadly mix

The highest rate of suicide by age group, is surprisingly, that of folks over 65. Experts believe this high rate is due to an even higher rate of depression associated with loss of a spouse , loneliness and depression associated with disease and disability. many suicides occur as the result of firearms at a concerning

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Want to Age Successfully ?

Consider attending a Gerontology Conference on just that. See Alison Starkey PT, MBA/MHA, CAPS CDP present on “Gaps in care – the way forward for Physical Therapy and Wellness”. See the link below for registration – CEU’s are available for professionals. https://www.charlotteahec.org/continuing-professional-development/event.cfm?eventid=54258    

End of Life paperwork for Dementia – do you have it covered ?

Wise Wednesdays: Having your “paperwork in order” is a well known important thing to do for all adults. In the case of dementia and what is appropriate at the end of life requires special consideration. This article looks at the necessary discussions to have when newly diagnosed so that your former self has the opportunity

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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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