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Most of us are caregivers during our lifetime for children, parents, other family members, or friends.

NOF has recorded an interview with Amy Goyer, author of “Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving”.  Amy is the AARP family and caregiving expert consultant and speaker.  Go to: https://www.bonetalk.org/podcast-episodes/2019/perspectives-on-caregiving .

Jay Ginther, MD

The NOF Ambassadors Leadership Council includes individuals who identify specific areas in which they can help others within the limits of their expertise and time.  I recognize many of the names.  Medical expertise, business acumen, philanthropic ties, evangelism about bone health are all needed.

Go to https://www.nof.org/news-events/advocacy/ambassadors-leadership-council/ for a state by state list of current members.  In Iowa 2 of 4 are also founding members of the Iowa Bone Club.

Jay Ginther, MD

All of us will die some day.  Many of us will not be able to fully express our wishes in our last days.  How do we want to spend our last days?  How do our parents want to spend their last days if they cannot speak for themselves at that time?

NOF has a brief video about deciding ahead of time who will speak for you if you cannot.  Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTxv-20ULwQ&feature=youtu.be .

Much better is the next video – a TED talk by Ellen Goodman at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbWcLYOniWU about The Conversation Project.  Talk about end of life care.  What YOU want to happen.

Given our medical backgrounds, my wife and I clearly know what we do not want and have made it clear to our kids.  Most people never have The Conversation because it is too early – until it is too late. 

Take control.  Decide how you would like to spend your last days.  Choose a health care proxy.  Talk about it.  Do the necessary paperwork.

Jay Ginther, MD

Few healthcare providers focus primarily on Bone Health.  Many of those of us who do are members of the NOF Professional Partners Network.  Go to https://www.nof.org/find-a-professional/ to access the NOF-PPN listings.

We treat osteoporosis, but we prefer to prevent osteoporosis.  Prevention starts early with nutrition and lifestyle to optimize bone health.  Measures improving bone health often also improve overall health including preventing or controlling diabetes, hypertension, and other metabolic conditions.

Imaging helps assess metabolic conditions such as diabetes .  Body Composition by DXA differentiates “bad fat” Visceral Adipose Tissue from “good fat” under the skin.  After identifying my personal dangerous amount of VAT, I have worked with my healthcare providers and improved control of my (familial) diabetes and hypertension.  Better nutrition and better lifestyle (diet and exercise) have resulted in fewer medications.

Consider a complete bone health evaluation and Body Composition by DXA.  Then act to take control of your own health.

Jay Ginther, MD