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The NSPA Blog

My Father’s Death During The Pandemic

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Posted on October 30th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under COVID-19 Stories, Death & Dying, Patient Advocacy, Seniors

My father died three months into the coronavirus pandemic. Not of COVID-19. But because of despair and a broken heart.  He was 83 years old. He lived in a beautiful Assisted Living facility, with great staff members. He had his own room... Continue Reading »

Why do I call myself an ”empathy enthusiast”?

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Posted on October 13th, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Recently, I have been getting this question a lot, and I think it deserves an explanation. I think a lot about healthcare, probably more than I should. The thought became “me” in a way that I just naturally think about it all the time... Continue Reading »

Cold or Flu or COVID-19?

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Posted on October 1st, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Infections, Tips & Resources

It’s cold and flu “season” again. Yet this year it is quite unique with COVID-19 still being part of our lives, and its symptoms similar to those of the cold and the flu, which is likely to cause us more uncertainties and great concern as to... Continue Reading »

Health and Retirement Planning: Top Tips

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Posted on August 24th, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Sandwich Generation, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

The process of planning for long-term health in retirement often boiled down to a few simple efforts. You might simply be anticipating a switch to Medicare when you turn 65, putting money away in a retirement fund when you’re able to, and leaving... Continue Reading »

How to communicate and connect with Dementia Patients

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Posted on August 17th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Caregiver, Caregiving, Sandwich Generation, Seniors, Tips & Resources

What is Dementia?  Following is a very basic description of a very complex disease. If you are interested in learning more about the various types of dementia, there are many good sources to gather information from. The Alzheimer’s... Continue Reading »

Boosting Mental and Physical Health For Seniors

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Posted on July 22nd, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Mental Health, Physical Health, Seniors, Take Charge

Your golden years are when you need to boost your mental and physical health the most. That’s because it’s in these years where health issues tend to get magnified or crop up with more regularity. To wit: 80% of older adults are already... Continue Reading »

Age-Related Eye Problems

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Posted on June 29th, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

This week we offer you a special guest blog post by Melody Huang from Vision Center (https://www.visioncenter.org/blog/aging-and-eyesight/) on age-related eye problems. We hope you enjoy and find value in the detailed information.  Many... Continue Reading »