To Mask or Not to Mask?

  The more you hear and read about masks, the more confusing it sounds. It has been confusing for a while. The most well-known doctor in the United States, Anthony Fauci, does not wear a mask when he stands next to the President. Meanwhile, on TV we see people in China all wearing masks. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is recommending […]

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Social Distancing: What does that mean to a caregiver?

  Two things everyone can do will make the biggest difference in how many people become sick with Covid-19 in the months and year ahead. 1. Wash away and kill the virus before it has a chance. 2. Social Distancing, staying 6 feet apart, is the other equally important factor. How much the disease spreads is not dependent on doctors or the healthcare system. […]

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How bad will it get?

  First a general answer, one that you’ve probably heard: No one knows how bad it will get. There will be areas that are hit hard and some areas that will not be hit as hard. Covid-19 is going around the world. It arrives at different places at different times. As things improve in one part of the country, it’s important to realize that […]

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Not every cough is COVID19

  Chances are that you’ve coughed in the last hour. I probably cough once an hour. I just never noticed it. My patients cough a lot. That’s because they’ve had strokes, Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. Coughing is common in frail patients who have more difficulty coordinating chewing and swallowing. You’re probably noticing the coughing more now. You can’t expect “normal” coughing to go away […]

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Has anyone ever experienced this much stress before?

  Has anyone ever experienced this much stress before? The answer is Yes. All of a sudden, things are much worse. Five of my friends have come down with COVD-19. Luckily, none has died. One was just discharged from the hospital. Here in Hawaii, as with the rest of the United States and around the world, senior daycare centers have closed. Non-seniors have been […]

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