Case Notes

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOVE We Need Love? It's been proven time and time again that humans are social creatures, and we thrive on social interactions. That love is a source of strength and motivation. The Love Drug Ever heard anyone say this before? Well, there is a lot of...

THE IMPORTANCE OF KINDNESS Is Kindness Important? Yes! An amazing amount of research has been done to explore how kindness affects human beings. Psychology Today has several articles detailing research about kindness, its effects on the receiver, on the giver, and the effects of being kind to...

PREPARING FOR SURGERY Have you thought about what you would need in place if you found out you had to have surgery tomorrow or next week?  Having a plan in place is something that can give you some piece of mind. Have A Plan "Prehab" is a term...

PHONE SCAMS AND SINGO A few years ago, I called my 96-year-old grandmother to tell her I was picking her up in five minutes.  After saying an annoyed "hello" she yelled profanity at me, hung up, and proceeded to do this when I tried to call...

WINTER PREPARATIONS   The Four Letter Word      Warning! In this month's article I am going to be using that four letter word that is taboo in Wisconsin at this time of year. SNOW! Wisconsin has always ranked at the top of the charts for falls and...

NOSALGIA   Fall brings with it a number of new sights, smells, sounds and tastes, many of which evoke a number of emotions within me and fill me with a great feeling of nostalgia.  Autumn is my favorite time of year, in part due to the weather...

CAREGIVING AND DEMENTIA       Being Prepared In addition to the challenges of caregiving in general, caregiving for someone with dementia can be very difficult. It can feel like you are caring for your loved one half the time and caring for a stranger the other half. Unfortunately, as...

SKIN CANCER SCREENING 101   Our Largest Organ I remember a trivia question from about fifth grade; What is our largest organ? Our skin! When we stop and think about our skin as an organ, it makes more sense that we would regularly screen it for cancer similar...

BRAIN HEALTH There is a lot of information available about brain health and it can be overwhelming! One thing that is glaringly clear, is that there are factors affecting brain health that cannot be changed, such as age related changes, injuries or genetics. There are also...

MEAL OPTIONS AT THE SENIOR CENTER   Let's Eat! Over the last two years, we have made changes to the meal options at the Senior Center: Home-Delivered Meals This program, often referred to as "Meals on Wheels" does just what it says. It delivers meals to people at their homes,...