PCA’s food lifeline
Clyde White can be counted on to knock on Patricia Hughes’ door every Thursday morning. A driver with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)’s Meal Distribution Center (MDC), White makes a weekly delivery of seven frozen meals to her. To Hughes, who is homebound, PCA’s home-delivered meals program “is a godsend.”
The lyrics from old love songs say it all: “You’re making me dizzy; my head is spinning,” or “You got me going in circles.” Alas, dizziness may signal not wild infatuation, but a possible medical problem. “The prevalence of dizziness rises with age,” said John Cacciamani, M.D., a geriatrician and CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital.
Aging Research & Issues: March 27 – 31, 2017
- “It just took the pressure off”: The voices of Veterans’ family caregivers in a participant-directed program. Aimee Milliken, MSN, RN, Ellen K. Mahoney, PhD, RN & Kevin J. Mahoney, PhD. Home Health Care Services Quarterly Volume 35, 2016 – Issue 3-4, Pages 123-136. Published online: 23 Aug 2016.
- Insomnia in Older Adults. Michael Friedman, LMSW, Kimberly Williams, MSSW, Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Dr. Traci Speed. Todays’ Geriatric Medicine, March – April 2017.
PCA presents chronic pain self-management program
“Keep It Moving,” a six-week chronic pain self-management program for adults 60 and over, will begin with a session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, 1939 W. Venango St.
Aging Research & Issues: March 20 – 24, 2017
- Early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia through basic and instrumental activities of daily living: Development of a new evaluation tool. Elise Cornelis , Ellen Gorus, Ingo Beyer, Ivan Bautmans, Patricia De Vriendt. Published: March 14, 2017. PLOS Medicine.
- Age-Friendly Walkable Urban Spaces: A Participatory Assessment Tool. Mariana F. Almeida. Journal of Housing For the Elderly, Volume 30, 2016 – Issue 4, Pages 396-411. Published online: 12 Dec 2016.
Program to address safer prescribing of opioids
The SCOPE of Pain Safer Opioid Education Program, provided by Boston University School of Medicine and sponsored by local partners, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Philadelphia County Medical Society, 2100 Spring Garden St. #1.
Warning signs of cold stress
Shivering is usually the first symptom that your body temperature has started to drop, because it’s your body’s automatic attempt to warm itself. Signs and symptoms of mild hypothermia also include dizziness, hunger, nausea, increased heart rate and breathing, difficulty speaking, slight confusion, and fatigue.