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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Annual Conference 2019

The 22nd annual Conference of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana (GRGICL) will be called to order on Friday April 12, 2019 at 8 a.m. This Conference annually attracts 300+ attendees from all over the state and is a free resource to grandparents raising grandchildren and other persons raising children who are not […]

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March is Save Your Vision Month!

You may be aware that our vision changes as we age, but did you know that vision loss may be so subtle that it often becomes quite advanced before treatment is sought? There are a lot of contributors to vision impairment and loss, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or even your medications. The American […]

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Older Adults and Diabetes

March 22nd is the American Diabetes Association’s alert day, and diabetes is one of several conditions that affects older adults in large numbers. According to the American Diabetes Association, 25% of adults over 60 have diabetes, which can have profound effects on an older adult’s longevity, functional status, and risk for hospitalization. Diabetes is a […]

A Tale of Two Families’ Journeys

Last week, I was attending the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s Annual Assembly in Orlando, Fla. This brings together people from all the medical disciplines who care for the seriously ill: physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, and chaplains. Palliative Care deals with serious illness and the end of life. It […]

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The thyroid: Its importance to older adults

With the new year just beginning, many of us are focusing on the healthy resolutions we have made to ourselves and a renewed commitment to wellness. Since January is Thyroid Awareness month, it may be a good idea to examine the thyroid’s role in health and wellness. Image via   The thyroid is a […]

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Keeping warm during the winter months

Hypothermia, or a body temperature of less than 95 degrees, can be a concern for older adults during the winter months.  As we age, our bodies have a more difficult time of regulating our body temperature for a variety of reasons.  Some of the most common reasons include the medications a person may be taking or their […]

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Movies for the holidays

As families gather together to celebrate the holidays, a favorite pastime is selecting a great movie to watch. Though it can be a challenge to find a movie that is enjoyable to adults and children alike, Senior Advisor has put together a list of the most loved Christmas movies that seniors enjoy. This list is […]

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A word from the President

My first exposure to gerontology as an academic discipline was about ten years ago when I was working in a small liberal arts college. The school specialized in applying traditional liberal arts education to the contemporary professional work world, and it offered majors like English, history, theology, psychology and business. There were no science or […]