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  1. Preventing Heat Stroke: Elder Heat Illness

    Preventing heat stroke (what grandmother used to call heat prostration) could be a matter of life or death for elders in summer. There are many ways to avoid overheating that could lead to heat illness or heat stroke. … Continue

  2. Alzheimers questions: three key questions you should ask

    Do you have the answers to key Alzheimers questions? Chris Orestis, CEO of Life Care Funding, has some Alzheimers questions for you to think about. This article was originally published in his senior living column in the … Continue

  3. How to remove a tick: easy tick removal

    Tick removal is a handy skill in Maine. The CDC has a good tick removal webpage where you can learn the basics of how to remove a tick. Tick removal is generally painless, but you should get it … Continue

  4. Lyme disease symptoms

    Lyme disease symptoms In Maine, deer ticks can carry Lyme disease. In most cases, a deer tick needs to be attached for 24 to 48 hours before it can transmit Lyme disease. Here’s a run-down of Lyme … Continue

  5. Tick Season in Maine: avoid deer ticks

    It’s tick season in Maine. Ticks — tiny creatures that barely tickle when they crawl over your skin. Makes me shudder just to write the sentence. Did you know that in Maine alone, 14 different tick species … Continue

  6. 3 Funding Options for Long Term Care

    What are your funding options for long term care? Funding options for long term care are available, but they all require planning. Chris Orestis, CEO of Life Care Funding, wrote this recent article for his blog in … Continue

  7. Old Actors: Carroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

    If you’re looking for old actors as proof that acting can be a life-long career, look no further than Carroll Spinney. He’s the man who has brought big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life on Sesame … Continue