Center Helps Individuals, Families Living with Dementia

couple with doctor resized web“It's very clear that people worry about memory loss,” confirms Dr. Catherine Glew with an empathetic look, eyes gazing into the distance and seemingly recalling the hundreds of patients and families that she has seen. Dr. Catherine Glew, a physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), is the Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the 17th Street hospital.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Happy senior couple webSeasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in individuals during the same season each year. Typically, the symptoms of SAD begin in early fall and continue into the winter, but some individuals experience SAD during the spring and summer months.

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Good Sleep Habits Are Key To Falling Asleep

Sleeping webRestful and restorative sleep is essential for maintaining both physical and mental well-being.  Pain, stress, poor sleeping habits and certain medications can interfere with sleep, leading to insomnia.  Insomnia is a condition in which a person has trouble falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night, or waking too early the next morning.

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Holidays, Heartburn and Aging

turkey meal resized webSt. Luke’s Gastroenterologist Noel Martins, MD, Offers Five Tips to Reduce Heartburn
Turkey with a crispy golden skin, cranberry sauce, stuffing, creamy and buttery mashed potatoes, green bean casserole covered with onions, eggnog, coffee, pecan pie topped with whipped cream and just a sliver of chocolate cake with peppermint sauce – sounds the perfect holiday dinner, right? Actually, it’s the recipe for a terrible case of heartburn.

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Winter Safety Tips for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

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When the temperature dips into seasonal ranges for winter, those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia should all be on notice that snow, extreme temperatures and early darkness present special problems.

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Medicare Enrollment: Pick a Plan

man tablet webIt’s picking season— Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15–December 7. Picking a plan is an important and personal decision. Each person has a unique set of priorities. When you sit down to review your Medicare health and drug plan choices this year, keep track of the things you may want in a plan, and pick one that’s right for you.

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