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No Bones About It - Are you gel-in? Injections can help arthritic knee pain
Written by Ken Chisholm RN; BS; CNOR; CRNFA; OPA   
Friday, 18 September 2009 10:26

You’ve seen the commercial, right? You know, the one about the little gel

If arthritic knees are causing creaking,
snapping and aching, you may be a good
candidate for viscosupplementation,
which lubricates arthritic joint surfaces,
reducing friction that can cause inflam-
mation, pain, and mobility difficulties.

insoles that “jump” into your shoes and immediately improve your disposition?

Ah, wouldn’t it be nice if there was some kind of “gel” that could be put into a creaky, painful, old arthritic knee that could help with the pain like that?

To an extent, there is. It’s been on the market for some time and it can have some pretty dramatic effects.

So, what’s it called?

The therapeutic process of injecting this substance into the knee is termed viscosupplementation.

These injections come by many brand names such as Synvisc, Synvisc-One, Hyalgan, and Supartz to name a few of the more readily known products in this country.

 
Home exercise program aids memory loss patients
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Friday, 18 September 2009 10:24

The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter has joined with the Ohio Department of Aging and the Benjamin Rose Institute to implement a free program that will help both individuals with memory problems as well as their family members who are caring for them.

The program, Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease (RDAD), is designed to help teach older adults who may suffer from memory problems how to do some simple exercises to improve their overall health. It also teaches family members about symptoms to watch for and how to care for persons with memory problems.

The goal is to improve the ability of the person with memory problems to carry out activities of daily living while also helping family members provide assistance to their relative.

 
Carry Out Meals Available for Eligible Seniors
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Friday, 18 September 2009 10:24

Ottawa County Senior Resources will be providing carry out meals for individual 60 years and older. Through a grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Ottawa County Seniors will be able to obtain a hot, carry out meal 2 times per week from the Ottawa County Senior Resources main office. These meals will be available to seniors age 60 years and older on Tuesday and Friday during the lunch time hour of 12PM to 1PM. Seniors who wish to participate in the carry out meal program will need to call the Senior Resources Information line at 1-877-888-9445 the day prior to reserve the meal. The program is set to begin the meal service at 8200 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor location on Tuesday September 15. This is a pilot program that is available on at the Senior Resources Main office. Participation in this program will require a reservation to ensure availability of a meal. Should you have questions concerning this program, or any other senior program, please call Senior Resources at 419-898-6459 or toll-free at 1-877-898-6459

 

 
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