What is a neuropsychologist? Well, we can break the word in two, to get the word ‘psychologist’ which is a doctor of the behavior. We also get the word ‘neurologist’ which is a doctor of the brain. Put them together, and you get to the specialized field of ‘neuropsychology’. This is the study of how…

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  The Occupational Therapist (OT) helps with a wide range of activities and people. Occupational therapists who work in senior rehab need to specialize in the field. The Many people who choose to go into the field of occupational therapy do so because it is rewarding. It is a career where the occupational therapist really…

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One of the members of the sub-acute care team that probably is involved with all stroke survivors is the speech-language pathologist (or SLP). The speech-language pathologist is involved in a few different types of recovery. All of these are connected to the mouth and the related systems. And all of these will hopefully improve the…

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Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Why do National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Thanksgiving fall in the same month, November? Perhaps to help us to express thankfulness for the good things we have, in spite of the challenges. Similarly, we learn to express thankfulness for the good times we shared with a loved one before they got Alzheimer’s. We can do…

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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There are many aspects of senior health that can be improved through occupational therapy. Seniors who need occupational therapy include seniors who are having trouble carrying out activities of daily living (ADLs). Let’s discuss occupational therapy and senior ADLs as it applies to one of the awareness topics for November.   Bladder Health Month November…

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Recognizing the contribution of home care aides for senior home care patients is the subject of our discussion. Home care aides can be a terrific help and source of support for individuals and their families.  How home care aides for senior home care patients begin their journey with each client is unique.   The need…

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The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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