Wound Awarenes

Wound Awareness Month

LECOM Institute For Successful Aging is commemorating Wound Care Awareness Month. Within the Erie senior living community, LECOM offers special treatments for wounds. “LECOM is unique because there are doctors that specialize in wound care,” said George Munro, Wound Care Coordinator for LECOM. Seniors and Wounds in Long-Term Care Facilities Seniors are at risk for…

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Alzheimer's Kaleidoscope | LECOM Institute

Alzheimer’s Kaleidoscope -A Commentary Melanie R. Titzel, Ph.D.

I have a kaleidoscopic view of Alzheimer’s disease with many colors and views changes. My colorful experience reflects various roles I’ve held, including care partner, researcher, senior living administrator, Educator, and volunteer. I have directly and personally witnessed many changes in the delivery of Alzheimer’s services and education over the last thirty years. I have…

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Importance of the Flu Vaccine This Season | LECOM Institute

Importance of the Flu Vaccine This Season

The flu burden Influenza (Flu) is a common but deadly seasonal illness. Each year, the flu results in over 12,000 deaths and 140,000 hospitalizations. The elderly population and those with chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, are at the highest risk of suffering from severe flu cases. The worst flu season over…

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Why Downsize? Your Health May Depend on It | LECOM Institute

Why Downsize? Your Health May Depend on It

Your personal health and well-being should be the most important factor you consider when deciding if it’s time to downsize.  Here are just a few of the benefits that you are likely to experience when the time is right to modify your living and move to a smaller space. Reduce physical demands Housework, yard work,…

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