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Study Urges Doctors to Consider “Symptom Burden” in Older Patients

Larry went to the doctor because his knee pain was worsening. The doctor ordered x-rays and increased Larry’s dose of anti-inflammatory medication. Larry never mentioned to the doctor that he had been feeling depressed lately, and that he’d been having trouble sleeping … yet both of those things can increase sensations of pain. And in… Continue Reading

Here Comes the Sun! Are You Ready for It?

The American Cancer Society designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day.” This clever title serves as a reminder that sunburn season is officially here. It’s time to think about protecting our skin from the harmful rays that raise our risk of skin cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports… Continue Reading

Join us for the 5th Annual Caregiver College!

Caregivers are often the unsung heroes to their loved ones and their community; this is why Caring Strategies has partnered with TARCOG Area Agency on Aging and the P.E.A.C.E. Coalition and many other community partners for the 5th Annual Caregiver College! This is a FREE event to celebrate, educate, and provide a break to family… Continue Reading

When a Loved One Hoards

Many of us get the spring cleaning impulse this time of year. Out go old possessions that don’t “spark joy,” as organizing guru Marie Kondo would say. But for some people, asking if an item “sparks joy” is futile—because they are tied emotionally to all their possessions, even items others would consider useless. For people… Continue Reading