Case Notes

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,...

BEING PROACTIVE   Thinking Ahead Being proactive about where you want to age is important if you want to steer the ship! This means planning and having conversations. What are the Options? There are actually a lot of options. Here are a few common ones we see in Verona. Keep...

ASSISTIVE EQUIPMENT - IMPORTANT INFORMATION   First Things First Before making a decision to start using assistive equipment for mobility, it is important to discuss it with your doctor who may refer you to either a physical therapist (PT) or an occupational therapist (OT) to ensure you are...

Foods with Surprising Benefits   Often times we are either told or telling ourselves not to eat certain foods because of negative consequences or we steer towards certain foods because of what we hear. Let’s explore some foods with surprising benefits! Since there is such a push...

Staying Active at Home As we have talked about in previous months, exercise and staying active is not only good for your body and physical health, but your mental health as well. Winter is a wonderful time of year for many reasons; the holidays, time with...