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Aging in Place: I want to stay in my own home

A den in a home

It’s a funny thing, at least for people who are parents, how as you get older, the tables can turn. The child you watched over may now be doing the same to you, which can be rather disconcerting at times. Especially if your children are telling you that they don’t think your home is safe anymore and you are determined to stay in it as long as possible — the term used these days is aging in place.

Alzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

A person highlighting the term Alzheimer's Disease in text

Are you confused about the connection between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re not alone. The simplest explanation is that Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes dementia. In fact, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. We’ll get to other causes in a moment. First, here’s a definition of dementia. It’s actually a collection of … Read more

Carbon Monoxide: Cold Weather Safety Tips

A man scraping ice off his windshield

In winter’s past Maine has experienced winter storms that have left thousands without power. No power means many have probably either hooked up a portable generator or have one that automatically goes on when the power goes off. It’s so important to make sure a generator is used and vented properly to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

A blizzard in New England

In the midst of winter do you long for spring? As I write this, it’s a cold, but beautiful day. The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with wispy strands of clouds. The calm before the storm. For some, the promise of a significant snowfall is reason to rejoice. It means skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, and building snow forts. Others dread the thought of the driveway, sidewalks, and roofs they’ll need to clear.