Second Opinions: Not Just for the Comedian in Your Family

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Rodney Dangerfield, the comedian who never got any respect, had a staple joke in his stand-up repertoire that went something like this:

Doctor Vinnie: “You need to lose some weight.” Rodney: “I want a second opinion.”
Doctor Vinnie: “OK, you’re ugly, too.”

Dangerfield levity aside, getting a second opinion is not a laughing matter, and seniors who are facing a serious diagnosis, or who don’t understand a course of treatment, should always seek a second opinion. Many seniors fear “offending” a favorite ...

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Caregiver of the Month – Andy Bryant

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July 2012

Andy Bryant made his way to Athens, GA, from Los Angeles, CA, with his mother, brother, and sister after his father passed away when he was just four years old. Once he arrived in the Athens area, he attended and later graduated from the Westminster Christian Academy in Watkinsville. 
 
Between his junior and senior years at Westminster, he completed his basic training in preparation for a career in the U.S. Army. In the Army, he was assigned one ...

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Senior care provider focuses on quality of life

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As a former executive with one of the country’s largest home health-care and hospice companies and a Stage IV cancer survivor, Brian Carrigan has some novel ideas about the delivery of health-care services for senior citizens.

Carrigan is the founder and owner of Athens-based Remain At Home Senior Care LLC, which seeks to help the elderly avoid spending their sunset years residing in institutions like assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, allowing them to remain in their homes.

“When the end of life ...

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