Why Infections Are So Prevalent Among Seniors and Elderly with Martha Kelso

As the percentage of our population over age 65 increases, infectious diseases among the elderly are becoming a serious public health concern. But why? Join us in this episode as Martha Kelso explains more about why infections are so prevalent among seniors and elderly. Meet Martha Kelso: Martha Kelso is the Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest. Her decades of experience providing advanced wound care, while being a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine, has allowed her to pursue a relentless passion for educating others by offering training and lecturing nationwide. Her team of wound specialists pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidence-based medicine to the bedside clients and caregivers alike. Kelso is a published author and member of several national advisory boards. Clinical research is important to her and she has served as principal investigator on several clinical research studies/trials. Additionally, Kelso serves as an expert witness for wound litigation cases and serves as a clinical editor for two national publications. Kelso has been a featured speaker at more than 300 educational events and is widely recognized as being[…..]

Common Problems Retirement Poses For Seniors With Dr. Dori Mintzer

Stay tuned as Dr. Dori Mintzer explains the most common problems retirement poses for seniors in this episode. Meet Dr. Dori Mintzer  With 50 years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorian (aka Dori) Mintzer is a speaker/retirement transition, money, relationship, and executive coach/ therapist/ consultant/ writer. She weaves adult development, holistic life planning and positive psychology into programs that tap and shape clients’ energies into roadmaps for wiser, more enhanced living. She hosts the popular monthly Revolutionize your Retirement Interview with Expert’s Series on the 4th Tuesday of each month, open to professionals and the public. She provides Keynotes, breakout sessions, webinars and podcasts and facilitates workshops for professional and community groups.  Dorian is co-author of the award winning book, The Couples Retirement Puzzle: The 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together, co-producer of The Career Playbook: Second Half Plays and has contributed to a number of other books. She has been featured in a variety of print and digital outlets such as the NY Times, WSJ, USA Today, CNN Money, Forbes, Next Avenue, The Financial Times, NPR, ABC Evening News and the Today Show and has given a Ted X talk focused on “Embracing your Bonus Years:[…..]

Senior Health: Knee and Hip Replacement Device Complications with Madris Kinard

Knee and Hip Replacement — is it safe for seniors to undergo in this surgery? Join us in today’s episode with our guest Madris Kinard as she speaks about Knee and Hip Replacement.  Meet Madris Kinard Device Events was founded by Madris Kinard in 2015 after she worked for the FDA. and discovered that safety information for medical devices was hard to come by for patients and physicians. Madris identified that patient safety and health outcomes were being critically impacted by the inaccessibility of information on adverse events caused by medical devices. That information is now easily accessible through clear, comprehensive, metrics, reports and signal alerts that healthcare professionals can use to improve health outcomes and patient safety while reducing risk for their organizations. Links Mentioned: Website: http://www.deviceevents.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/deviceeventsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madris/

Senior Health: Diabetes and Wound Healing with Martha Kelso

34.2 million Americans have diabetes, and 88 million people in the United States have prediabetes. Diabetes often goes unrecognized, and people can live and have diabetes with little to no symptoms. When someone’s vision or kidneys fail, that’s when people finally understand that they have the condition. Martha Kelso, founder and CEO of Wound Care Plus, LLC., jumps into how diabetes can affect wounds. Amputation is fifteen to forty times greater for people with diabetes. Plus, people who have diabetes often end up with strokes, heart attacks, and other significant issues. Tune in as we talk about the importance of glycemic control, the foods to avoid, and different ways seniors can positively adjust their lifestyles. In This Episode: [03:30] Meet Martha Kelso. Martha explains why diabetes is such a killer. [07:00] How diabetes can affect wounds. [10:35] About glycemic control and the foods that you should avoid. [16:30] Why seniors may be at risk for developing diabetes. [21:30] The correlation between poor glycemic control and cognition. [23:55] The types of exercise to do Key Takeaways: The symptoms of diabetes are easily brushed off as something else; that’s why it goes undiagnosed for so long. Unmanaged diabetes will negatively impact the[…..]

Dr. Joe Casciani: Teaching Seniors How to Fight Depression

In This Episode: [02:25] Meet Joe Casciani. Joe explains why older adults get depressed.  [08:00] How chronic mental disorders will accompany medical conditions in older individuals.  [09:50] Dr. Casciani reveals ways to overcome depression.  [16:30] The importance of exercise on our mental health.   [19:30] About the Living to 100 Club. [24:00] How we can start living a better and more fulfilling life.   Key Takeaways: Older adults have more life stressors; therefore, they are more prone to depression.   Depression will narrow our perspective.  We need to observe our self-talk. When we have a setback, we need to accept it, fix it, and move on.  Staying physically active will assist with depression & living longer. Meet Dr. Joe Casciani Joseph M. Casciani, PhD, is the founder and Chief Curator of the Living to 100 Club, the author’s new voice for delivering recommendations and inspiration about aging with a positive mindset – no matter how hard the journey. His insights about living longer, healthier, and happier lives reflect the author’s experience with older adults and their families, with paid and unpaid caregivers, writing and public speaking, and the hundreds of mental health professionals and scores of hospitals and long-term care facilities with whom[…..]