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Elderly prescription drug addicts fly below radar, experts say

July 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO An elderly person with slurred speech, slow motor movement and loss of cognitive ability could simply be aging or showing symptoms of common diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Continue Reading

Are your parents ready for assisted living?

March 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

I get asked this question all the time: How do you know when it is time for your parents to move? Continue Reading

Flu season ‘bad one for the eldery,’ CDC says

January 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear. Continue Reading

Nancy Roethler, Grand Forks, N.D. letters: Give the elderly something to celebrate

December 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Nancy Roethler of Grand Forks writes letter on the importance of visiting shut-ins and the elderly. Continue Reading

Heating assistance requests down statewide: Benefit available for low-income family, elderly, disabled

October 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

With the first snow of the season having passed through bringing with it the reminder that North Dakota winters are downright chilly, heating bills are sure to be on the way. Continue Reading

Platte facility reborn with partnership

October 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Hospital leases independent living building to private operator.
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New tool helps older drivers assess sensitive question

August 25, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The National Institutes of Health recently unveiled a new online resource for older drivers and families seeking information on an often sensitive topic: Is it still safe to drive? Continue Reading

ND’s 85-and-up population growing

April 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Gordon Caldis, 92, still lives in the home on Grand Forks’ Belmont Road that he moved into 60 years ago with his wife, LeNore. Continue Reading

Lower death risk seen in older patients with heart bypass surgery

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Older patients with clogged heart arteries may face a little lower death risk over time if they have bypass operations instead of angioplasty and stents to fix the problem. Continue Reading

Artificial knees in nearly 1 in 20 U.S. adults

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

That’s more than 4 million people, according to the first national estimate showing how common these replacement joints have become in an aging population. Continue Reading