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By Dr. Marion Somers Dehydration awareness is basically practical and the symptoms maybe experienced by adults as well as children. They may include: feeling thirsty, dark yellow or strong smelling…

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Dr. Marion Somers I am a gerontologist by profession and have worked with seniors, their families and caregivers my entire working career. I want to take this opportunity to illustrate…

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“If the bee disappeared off the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no…

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Dr. Marion Somers The common symbols of pride include the rainbow flag and others, the lower case lambda, the pink triangle and the black triangle. The original gay pride flag…

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Dr. Marion Somers Father’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June; in many countries around the world the celebration date maybe different. Father’s Day comes a few…

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Dr. Marion Somers As with all trips, planning is the bedrock and with lots of lists. I am a firm believer in checking off every conceivable scenario. Carefully plan your…

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The important aspect of grief, loss and change is to recognize what we are now starting to understand as the “new normal”. Grief, loss and change is the natural response…

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When I lived in New York City, I was a Counselor for several of the colleges. I have always loved being around young people, their energy, their creative process and…

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by: Dr. Marion Somers 75% of our body mass and about 80% of our brain are made up of water. Dehydration can have a significant effect on our body and…

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by: Dr. Marion Somers The importance of water has been emphasized throughout our lives as well as the potential negative effects of dehydration. The amount of water which appears to…

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Dr. Marion Somers My Grandma was a practical, craggy, curmudgeon, but full of old fashioned wisdom. Her various thoughts, expressions and homilies have resonated within me. I will share with…

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Dr. Marion Somers The Chinese New Year also known as the Lunar New Year is celebrated by over 2 billion people internationally by various Asian countries with differing traditions and…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States is celebrated the third Monday in January. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist Minister who advocated non-violent means to end…

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Often during the holidays, there is such an abundance of busyness getting things done and a general atmosphere of high spirits and joy ( and some exhaustion ) seniors may…

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I find New Year resolutions exciting. I have always incorporated them when I am dealing with my seniors and we make a game out of it. My experience has been,…

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During this holiday season when many of us are looking forward to being with family, friends or just getting away from it all here are some travel tips to be…

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Dr. Marion Somers The concept of gratitude and appreciation has been around since the beginning of time. I have had as a daily practice, first meditating in the morning and…

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Dr. Marion Somers When seniors visit either your home or office, they appreciate or may need special consideration. If someone has a hearing aid, sometimes it is kind to ask…

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Dr. Marion Somers September is Suicide Prevention Month. One of the strongest protections one can foster for ourselves and others is to be aware of warning signs of anyone who…

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World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which  Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease…

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Dr. Marion Somers Those who are afflicted with a form of Dementia or Alzheimer’s the staff and family need to use dignified, non-judgmental and respectful language, constantly demonstrating empathy through…

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Dr. Marion Somers Blended families account for one-third of marriages in the United States. The category of blended families takes in husbands/wives with children; the other person having no children…

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Dr. Marion Somers It is almost 20 years since the events of 9/11 and the Twin Towers fell in New York City. During this time, our country and the world…

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Dr. Marion Somers September 2021 is National Preparedness Month. The basic concept is COLLECT, SHARE, AND PRACTICE information, to safe guard people, pets and property. In this climate of Covid-19,…

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By Dr. Marion Somers From my earliest childhood, I have had a fishing rod in my hand and some freshly caught worms, then I cast my line into the East…

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by Dr. Marion Somers I read about the state of our planet and instead of getting overwhelmed by all that needs to be addressed, I am personally zeroing in on…

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Tips to Navigate Through a Crisis – Preparation is Complex by Dr. Marion Somers, Ph.D No one is ever fully prepared for this crisis situation we are now experiencing. Yet…

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Preventing Dangerous Falls By Dr. Marion Somers Statistically one out of every three people falls. Among older adults falls are the leading cause of loss of energy and deaths states…

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Elder Care Made Easier 2 edition Dr. Marion Somers Elder Care A-Z© Caregiving can be an overwhelming challenge. You’re not alone. There are millions of others in your position. Make…

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Original Post: https://diyactive.com/your-new-favorite-tool-for-pain-relief-as-you-age/ Pain Relief As You Age With ages typically comes more experience and appreciation of life’s simple pleasures. However, with age also typically comes more aches and pains.…

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