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A Simple Piece of String Can Enhance Your Life
December 8, 2014 10:52 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Living longer. Many individuals are often attempting to find some fountain of youth that can enhance their lives. Commercials and advertisements abound with supposed remedies that will increase one's life. Yet, a very simple technique that dentists have Read More...
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Finding the Problem: Avoiding the Misguided Search
October 30, 2014 11:11 AM by Brian Garavaglia
One of the buzzwords in long-term care is looking for the "root-cause" for various problems that arise. Many of these "root-cause" searches are often based on resident care. Others are often facility-based, especially related to financial information, Read More...
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Can Jellyfish Hold the Secret to the Fountain of Youth?
October 22, 2014 2:06 PM by Brian Garavaglia
The fountain of youth and eternal life has been something that has been sought and spoken about for a number of years. We still often hear the term, "anti-aging" used in reference to various types of supplements that are frequently advertised, as if using Read More...
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One Half of Commonly Prescribed Medications Increase Falls Among the Elderly
September 3, 2014 11:26 AM by Brian Garavaglia
The European Journal of Public Health has found some important news: Many medications prescribed to the elderly may potentially lead to more harm due to falls, which subsequently can lead to certain life-threatening injuries. It was found that one-half Read More...
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Walking Your Brain to Health
May 17, 2011 11:50 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Some recent research has revealed that walking may be associated with slower cognitive decline and even possibly forestall or prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's. Dr. Cyrus A. Raji, Ph.D., who led this study, found that walking just 5 miles each week Read More...
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Are You Sure It's Alzheimer's Disease?
March 3, 2011 4:01 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Aligning the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease with memory problems that may be experienced by older adults has become all too cliché. It has been known for some time that making such a definitive diagnosis while the person is still living is impossible Read More...
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Blood Sugar Levels May Be Critical to Preventing Memory Loss
May 12, 2009 3:14 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Click here to read Brian's column " Gerotalk " on the ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management Web site. In the May 2009 edition of Scientific American Mind , a short article is provided on the research conducted by Scott Small at Columbia University. The Read More...
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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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