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Still Hot…Just Comes in Flashes Now!


by Ellen Blake   News flash about menopause At this very moment I am hot, sweaty and to be perfectly honest, kind of disgusting. True, it is summer in Texas which can be unbearable under the best of circumstances, but the extreme weather is not the reason I am an overheated mess. The

Does Aging Change How Our Medications Work?


by Ellen Blake For many of us, aging means taking more medications than when we were younger. When helping care for my mom over the years, it seemed the list grew larger every year. She, like other seniors, developed new chronic illnesses as she aged which required new and different pills. In

Beware of the narcissist: don’t ignore the signs

my friend is a narcissist

by Ellen Blake My Friend is a Narcissist I recently made a new friend - or so I thought. We worked together for a short time. She was extremely charming, fun, confident and first. I don't have much experience with people with narcissistic personalities.  I'm sure I've come across others over the

Let’s Call it “Visitability”


by Ellen Blake What the heck is "visitability"? Many people refer to this housing trend as "accessibility", but that word seems to have a negative connotation for some, conjuring up visions of older adults with age related disabilities. The term,"visitability" is becoming the preferred, and actually a kinder and more welcoming, term