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Joshua Uy
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This is awesome! Way to go Dr. Heimlich
I love this story .  Dr. Heimlich, at 96, used his namesake maneuver for the first time to save a life!  Just goes to show that old people still matter a lot!

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Caregiving school scholarship
For my many caregivers who are also in school, you can click on this link to apply for a $1500 scholarship.  Only 3 awarded nationally but it is wonderful to see this.

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What are the biggest risk factors for dementia?
Recently I came across this article on Nature Reviews which is a very good authoritative journal.  (article is not free).  It lists MODIFIABLE risk factors for Alzheimer's.  Guess what ranks highest?  Diabetes increases risk by 46%, hypertension by 61%, obe...

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A geriatrician's view of the SPRINT study
This is all I have for now.

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Should I get a PSA?
The decision to screen for prostate cancer seem so obvious.   For men, it is the most common cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death .  For year, it was assumed that every man after the age of 50 would get a Prostate Specific Antigen blood test...

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Why see a geriatrician?
It's not just patients, but other physicians, who have trouble figuring out what I do and when I should do it?  Is it when a person turns 65?  Or when they develop problems with memory like dementia? Here are a list of reasons 1.  The patient has multiple m...

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Alzheimer's Reading Room-Understanding the person with dementia
Bo DeMarco is a blogger who started blogging when his wife developed Alzheimer's disease.  He writes good stuff and is quite connected to recent developments.  My favorite topics of his are when he writes with insight into what the experience of Alzheimer's...

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Joshua Uy commented on a post on Blogger.
Wonderfully written.  Better than anything I could have written myself.

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Frail vs sick
Frail=loosen control Sick=tighten control Severe disease/very sick vs very frail

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Get a flu shot
Getting a flu shot is like putting on your seat belt.  Please do it! http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/31/health/flu-epidemic/index.html
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