Newsletter – December 2008

In This Issue Elderly Want to Age at Home Aging Myths Can You Smell That? Keep Active – Keep Mentally Alert High-Fat Diet Could Promote Development of Alzheimer’s Disease Links of Interest Greetings From A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions! “Home for the Holidays” is a theme people often use this time of year. Home is […]

Nuts Instead of Carbs May Be Beneficial in Diabetes

From Medscape Laurie Barclay, MD July 13, 2011 — Mixed nuts may be a good replacement for some carbohydrates in the diabetic diet, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported online June 29 in Diabetes Care. “Fat intake, especially monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA), has been liberalized in diabetic diets to preserve HDL [high-density […]

Families of Seniors in San Diego County Can Learn From Hospital Fire in India

A few weeks ago, families of Seniors in San Diego County were following a story as it unfolded halfway around the world. That Friday morning, a terrible tragedy struck a hospital in the Indian city of Calcutta, resulting in the loss of the lives of many patients. A fire that started in the basement of […]

Are You "In The Know" About the "Swine Flu" (AKA The H1N1 Flu)?

The “swine flu” is in the news a lot these days. Here’s what you need to know.

Elderly Parents In Carlsbad May Soon Enjoy Specialized Emergency Rooms

A new trend is growing in popularity among hospitals that have a special concern for serving the elderly: Emergency rooms that are specifically designed to serve seniors and accommodate their special needs. Prompted by the confusion and inefficient service that prominent hospital officials have observed in their own facilities, these special emergency rooms aim to […]

It’s Almost You’re Getting Older

If national grocery store chains and discount stores made more money from products that improve senior life, would we plan more (and better)? If you walked into your store of choice and down an aisle set up for “You (or Your Parents) Are Getting Older” season, would you check to see what was on sale? Would you start noticing what’s available and what you might need?