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4 Ways to Avoid the “Side Effects” of Quarantine

— By now most of us are well aware of steps we can take to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s top of mind for most folks when we think about our health at this time. We wash our hands, use hand sanitizer when we can’t, avoid touching our face,... Read More

Coronavirus Calls Attention to an Epidemic of Ageism

— During May, we have been celebrating Older Americans Month. The theme for 2020 is “Make Your Mark,” encouraging us to recognize the many contributions seniors make to their families, their communities and to the nation. As it happens, 2020 is an especially good time to focus on older Americans, because this year as the coronavirus... Read More

Having Food Delivered During the Pandemic? Play It Safe.

— Not wanting to risk exposure to the coronavirus at a public grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are opting to have groceries, prepared foods, and meal kits delivered to their homes. And though restaurants may still be closed to dine in, many still deliver. People are wondering if this is safe. Your main... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During the Pandemic

— All the emotions, all the time… When we’re experiencing an emotionally distressing time, so often we turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us. A hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee,... Read More

Could Your Loved One Have an Anxiety Disorder?

— These days, it seems like we have a lot to worry about! The coronavirus outbreak, politics, the stock market, all added to our usual worries about health, money, perhaps the problems of other family members … we can all be excused for being fretful. But chronic worrying might be a sign of an anxiety disorder,... Read More

Helping a Loved One With Dementia Manage Their Money

— Family Caregivers Have New Concerns of Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s When a senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, family members often worry about their loved one’s safety. Will Dad go to bed, forgetting the tea kettle is boiling on the stove? Will Mom get lost? Will Uncle Chuck keep trying to... Read More

Family Caregiver Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

— Caregivers have additional concerns on top of all other Coronavirus Challenges Now that most of us have been practicing social distancing for over a month, it’s becoming apparent that our experience depends in part on our life circumstances. People who still must work around others — healthcare workers, grocery workers, mail carriers, bus drivers —... Read More

Scam Alert: Con Artists Prey on COVID-19 Fears

— Con Artists Are Quick To Mobilize During COVID-19 From natural disasters to world disturbances, any time there is big news that worries people, con artists are quick to capitalize on our fears and concerns. We haven’t seen a more concerning current event than the COVID-19 pandemic in many years—and no sooner did the word “coronavirus”... Read More

Take actions now to reduce your risk of getting sick from COVID-19

— Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has now spread around the world, including many cases in Houston. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that certain people are at higher risk of getting... Read More

Lowering the Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots

— March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Month. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein, usually in the lower leg, thigh, pelvis or arm. These blood clots can cause temporary or permanent damage to the vein where it forms. And if a blood clot breaks free and travels through the bloodstream... Read More
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