Essential HOW-TO Info

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CAREGIVING:
–QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN HIRING HOME HEALTH AIDES OR USING HEALTH CARE AGENCIES–Mayo Clinic. 8/28/14
Click: Questions to ask
-5th anniversary (Feb.2015) of VETERANS’ CAREGIVERS SUPPORTIVE COUNSELING AND INFORMATION Support Line.(supposedly staffed by social workers) Office of Veterans Affairs. Click: Support

EYES:
–EXCELLENT SLIDE-SHOW: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular
Degeneration, Floaters. Mayo Clinic.12/11/13
View slides: How the Eye Perceives  Age-Related Vision Problems
-WHEN DO YOU NEED A MACULAR DEGENERATION SPECIALIST? Macular Degeneration News 7/1/15. ClickMacular Degeneration
–HOW TO PUT IN EYE DROPS IN YOUR EYES? or someone else’s? Mayo Clinic (Fla.). text: 2/9/15;  video 1/31/2014  Click: How to Safely Instill Eyedrops:
–JANUARY 2016 GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH: 2 very short videos from the National Eye Institute. Click: Glaucoma–Causes and Fixes

EARS:
–HEARING AFFECTED BY EARWAX?– Mayo Clinic 3/24/15
Click: Hearing

FEET:
–HOW TO TRIM THICK TOENAILS–Mayo Clinic. 8/11/2014
Excellent slide presentation, though photos are a bit gross.
Click: Trimming toenails

FINANCIAL:
–11 COMMON MEDICARE MISTAKES. Kiplinger Feb. 24, 2015. Click: Common Medicare Mistakes
11/1/15 POSSIBLE TAX BREAKS FOR MEDICAL BILLS IF YOU’RE OVER 65. Bob Rosenblatt’s (former LA Times aging and financial columnist) Blog 11/1/15. Click: Tax breaks

HYGIENE:
–HAND SANITIZERS VS. WASHING HANDS WITH SOAP, NY Times, Science. 3/9/15. Click: Hand-Wringing over Bacteria and CDC Report on Hand-washing
–WHY ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP ISN’T BETTER THAN REGULAR SOAP. Mayo Clinic. 10/20/14 Click: Hand-washing

MEDICATIONS:
–HOW TO SWALLOW PILLS-Harvard Health Blog. BE SURE TO READ TO ARTICLE’S END. 11/13/14. Click: Two Tricks to Make it Easier to Swallow Pills

MOBILITY:
–CHOOSING AND CORRECTLY USING WALKERS–Mayo Clinic. 9/14. Click: Slide show covers every aspect of walker selection and use, including–SO IMPORTANT– correct posture

–CHOOSING AND CORRECTLY USING THE RIGHT CANE–Mayo Clinic. Click: Slide show

MISCELLANEOUS:
–8/13/15 HOW TO BEST USE DOCTOR-RATING WEBSITES. Harvard Health Blog 8/13/15. Click: Doctor-Rating Websites 

WOMEN’S HEALTH
–WOMEN’S HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS–.Mayo Clinic update 2/10/15. Click: Heart Attack Signs in Women

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