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Breast Cancer Celebration of Life. Riverview Hospital invites you to join us in celebrating the lives of those who have been touched by cancer. Cancer survivors, family and friends can enjoy this special evening of fellowship and sharing presented by Riverview and hosted by Julia Moffitt, an Emmy-award winning anchor and reporter for WTHR-Channel 13. Keynote speaker, Kathleen Spears, CEO of Cancer Support Community-Central Indiana, will share her expertise on survivorship. Two local survivors will also share their remarkable stories of their journeys to overcome cancer. Hors dâ€™oeuvres will be served. Cost is $8 per person and registration is required. When:
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OUT AND ABOUT Cultural arts, festivals and events abound in Central Indiana
Heartland Film Festival begins october
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Orphan boy (Lebohang Ntsane, left) and Atang (Zenzo Ngqobe, right) star in “The Forgotten Kingdom,” one of five 2013 Heartland Film Festival Award Winners in the Narrative Feature category. Eligible for Heartland’s $50,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature, the film centers
around a young man who reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho, Africa, to bury his estranged father and finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and the land he had forgotten. “The Forgotten Kingdom” is the first film ever to be made in Lesotho.
Penrod Arts Fair Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Billed as “Indiana’s nicest day,” Penrod takes over the IMA grounds with more than 300 artists, six stages of live entertainment, great food and an Indiana craft beer garden. There’s even a petting zoo and art activities for the kids. Tickets are $15. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., penrod.org
Indy Jazz Fest
Sept. 14, 7:30 a.m. to noon This event offers fresh air and fun for the whole family by biking through some of the best parks, businesses and neighborhoods in Carmel.
Nine days between Oct. 11 and Oct. 27, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. This Halloween fun is suitable for ghouls, ghosts and goblins of all ages. Activities include animal visits, an obstacle course, the elephant pumpkin smash, and trick-ortreating in the Plains biome.
Monon Community Center East, 1235 Central Park Dr. East, Carmel; (317) 573-5243, carmelclayparks.com
Northside Nights Sept. 16 through Sept. 29 Sample some of the best cuisine on Indy’s north side; participating restaurants serve prix-fixe meals for $30 per person (some for $30 a couple). Various locations, (317) 673-4211, northsidenightsindy.com
Carmel International Arts Festival
Sept. 12 through Sept. 21 Indy’s annual jazz festival celebrates the musical genre with a slate of international, local and student artists and performances.
Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carmel’s Arts and Design District comes alive with more than 135 artists exhibiting their works at this free event.
Various locations, (317) 966-7854, indyjazzfest.net
Main Street and Rangeline Road, Carmel; (317) 6006118, carmelartsfestival.org
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Tour De Carmel
Sept. 13 through Sept. 29 This touching tribute to musical legend Patsy Cline includes more than two dozen of her greatest hits. The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel; (317) 843-3800, thecenterfortheperformingarts.org
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Broad Ripple Fall Gallery Tour Oct. 11, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check out exhibits and displays encompassing a variety of media at neighborhood galleries and shops during this fun fall tour. You’ll even get to chat with the artists themselves. 251-2782, discoverbroadripplevillage.com
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The Center Presents: Gloria Gaynor
Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., (317) 630-2001, indyzoo.com
Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Hear Gaynor sing her 1979 breakup anthem “I Will Survive” and other hits.
Headless Horseman October
The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, (317) 843-3800, thecenterfortheperformingarts.org
Whoopi Goldberg Oct. 26, 8 p.m. One of only five entertainers ever to win an Oscar, a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy, the irrepressible Whoopi comes to Clowes for an evening of wit and laughter. Tickets start from $50.
Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave., (317) 940-6444, cloweshall.org
Oct. 11 through Oct. 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. An annual Halloween tradition, the Headless Horseman saddles up to ride again. Head to Conner Prairie to enjoy a haunted hayride, hear spooky stories, and sing your heart out in the “scary-o-ke” tent.
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Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers; (317) 776-6006, connerprairie.org
Heartland Film Festival Oct. 17 through Oct. 26 Indy’s silver screens showcase 10 days of independent, international, short and feature length films during this popular festival. Various locations, (317) 464-9405, trulymovingpictures.org submitted photo
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pider veins are dilated blood vessels that form just under the skin and result in red, blue or purple clusters of veins visible on the skinâ€™s surface. Besides the appearance of these veins, other symptoms may include skin redness, itching, a firm, tender and warm vein, and for some patients, pain and swelling. Spider veins can be caused by pregnancy, heredity, weight gain and standing or sitting for long periods of time. These are the same factors that can contribute to larger varicose veins. My patients often say that the number of spider veins they have seem to increase in the winter. They donâ€™t actually increase in number, but in the fall and winter, our tans have faded so the spider veins may be more obvious, making us less comfortable with the cosmetic appearance of the spider veins.
Jeffery P. Schoonover, M.D., FAAFP, RVT, RPVI Indiana Vein Specialists
It is important to understand that not all the visible veins on your legs are spider veins. Some of your visible veins may be intermediate size reticular veins or even varicose veins. Each of our patients receives an ultrasound assessment prior to treatment so that we can determine exactly what venous problems exist and develop an appropriate, individualized treatment plan. For symptomatic spider veins, depending upon the severity, we may recommend walking, anti-inflammatory medications, cold compresses and compression stockings as conservative treatment approaches. However, in most cases, sclerotherapy or surface laser treatment, alone or in combination, are the best options to eliminate spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a simple treatment for spider veins that involves using a very fine needle to inject medicine into the veins, which causes them to collapse and disappear. Some results are seen immediately but some may take weeks or even months. The needed number of treatments will vary depending upon the patient and the severity of the spider veins. Many of the veins will disappear during the first treatment and will continue to improve over time. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after sclerotherapy. Some patients may experience temporary bruising, tenderness or swelling after treatment. We do recommend wearing prescription strength compression stockings for several days after treatment. Those stockings are custom-fitted and available through our office.
In some situations, spider veins may be treated with a surface laser. This may be performed with and without previous sclerotherapy. Laser treatment allows us to treat red, superficial, fine veins on the legs and other body areas, such as the face, that are too small for sclerotherapy. Some patients experience minimal discomfort with laser therapy. Laser treatment requires no downtime but you must avoid the sun exposure to the treated area four weeks before and after each treatment. More than one treatment may be required depending on the size and number of veins. With considering all medical procedures, a comprehensive assessment is key in determining the appropriate course of treatment for you.
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Celebrating my parents As I write this, I’m in the process of heading up for my last summer/early fall hurrah in God’s country — Minnesota. I usually visit my parents here several times throughout the summer, and I’ve discovered over time that this is a place where I am able to truly relax. Swimming in the beautiful lake, long walks down old country roads, lazy river float trips, slow pontoon rides, listening for loons and watching for eagles, no makeup, lots of wine, jalapeno-stuffed olives — what’s not to love? All that aside, though, the very best part of the whole trip for me is the time I get to spend with my parents. I know what a blessing it is that we’re all in good health and able to spend these precious days together. Time goes by so quickly, and I realize that things won’t stay this way forever. I know I need to talk with my parents about their future plans. I need to know what they’ll want me to do to help them when their health fails. This is the time to make sure their finances are in order and, as unpleasant as it is to think about, to make sure I know what their wishes are regarding funeral plans. I’ve tried bringing up these subjects with my parents in the past, but my dad hates talking about it. He always says, “I am not going to die! That’s it. Discussion over.” This is where kit’s Caregiving 101 series comes in handy for women like myself. The second installment of our five-part series (see page 41) focuses on warning signs to watch for and conversations to initiate. I personally plan to utilize some of the pointers and tips on how to open potentially difficult discussions with your loved ones. Wish me luck! The Caregiving 101 series is something you might even want to tear out of each issue and keep on hand for reference. It’s easy to read, and each installment features digestible bits of information about subjects most of us will need to be familiar with as our loved ones age. We’ve tried to arrange the series in a roughly chronological way, from figuring out where to begin through putting your paperwork in order and dealing with end-of-life issues. And all of the information comes from our panel of caring local experts who have been there, done that and understand what you’re going through. Ultimately, our goal is to empower our readers with great advice and great resources. In the meantime, I’d like to propose an end-of-summer toast to all parents, and those who love them.
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Fall Shoes, 52 Top picks
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Fashion How To, 14
The kit: Weekend wardrobe
Fashion How To, 16 Mastering: Leggings
Health, 30 What’s keeping you up nights?
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On the cover: Nine West “Engelo” booties, $79.99 at Nine West Outlet*, and Steve Madden “BGambbit” handbag, $98 at Macy’s. *Find Nine West Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.
Photography by Polina Osherov, Model Laine Thomson/Ford Models Chicago
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Color crush Two colors we just can’t get enough of right now — olive and oxblood, worn alone or together. Mixing red and green might seem like a bad idea in theory, but you can break the rules for these rich hues. Here are our picks, from eye shadow to shoes and everything in between.
text By Erica Sagon
1. Collarless coat, $289 at Ann Taylor
2. Cocktail ring, $48 at C. Wonder 3. Buckled ankle boots, $99 at H&M 4. Pixie “Gilded Olive” eye shadow, $15 at Target 5. Oxford flats, $21.99 at Target 6. “Helen” scarf, $39.50 at Banana Republic
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Mastering: leggings Leggings might be the cilantro of the fashion world — either loved or loathed. We’re in the first camp. Leggings are a lifesaver as the seasons change, and the foundation of many great outfits for fall. Searching for the perfect pair? Zella “Live In” full-length leggings, $52 at Nordstrom, are wonderfully stretchy and slimming. Plus, they’re game for anything from yoga to happy hour, just as the name implies. Styling and text By Erica Sagon + photos by Chris whonsetler
1. Try: A longer, flowy blouse Why: Leggings are a perfect match for silky, slouchy blouses. Sure, you could wear these tops with jeans, but leggings will give the outfit a definite sleekness, especially when you slip on a pair of heeled boots or booties. Speaking of booties, you’ll want the blouse to cover yours. It should hit somewhere between the middle of your thigh and the top of your knee.
Buy: Color-block tunic, $89.50 at Talbots; Zella “Live In” leggings, $52, and Vince Camuto “Vive” ankle booties, $128.95, both at Nordstrom; Fossil “Memoir Novella” haircalf cross-body purse, $178, enamel and gold-tone necklace, $38.50, both at Macy’s. 2. Try: A too-short-forbare-legs dress Why: Before you pass up a dress that’s a tad short, consider how a pair of leggings might make it totally wearable. If you’re tall, this trick really opens up options at the store. Tunic-style dresses that are a little loose and swishy are your best bet. Buy: Mossimo printed dress, $24.99 at Target; Zella “Live In” leggings, $52, and Sam Edelman “Kit” ankle boots, $149.95, both at Nordstrom; Vince Camuto enamel and gold-tone bracelets, $38 each at Macy’s. credits Model: Kia Bernard/Helen Wells Agency, hair + makeup: Jess Conrad, for Hairspray by Shawn
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They’re not Just for Sleeping Anymore
By Tracy Line
Kids. Work. Laundry. Bills. Life is busy. Sometimes we just need to get away from the chaos and take a moment to breathe. Relax. Unwind. Get away. We’re not suggesting you jet it to the islands, no, quite the opposite. Instead of leaving, why not stay and relax in your very own bedroom? “It’s definitely a trend right now,” says Bobi Clark, of Decorating Den Interiors, “it’s about designing a place where you can get away from the phones, TV and the kids.” Transforming your bedroom into a retreat takes just a few steps. Not sure where to begin? Have no fear; Decorating Den has helped clients add beauty and function to their homes for over forty years. Now, they’re sharing their secrets with us.
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A calming color palette of grays and yellows combined with this charming seating area made this couple’s bedroom the perfect place to unwind. Enjoy coffee, read the paper or simply curl up with a great book.
When designing your retreat, Clark suggests considering how you want your room to function.What will you do in the room beyond sleep? These owners wanted a simple desk for writing and chairs to sit in and discuss the day’s events.
Simple but elegantly designed window treatments and bedding make this room a stress-free zone. The addition of an alcove provided these owners with the perfect place to unwind.
The addition of a small chair can make all the difference in your guestroom, notes Clark. It provides a place to drape clothes, tie shoes or sit and read the paper.
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In smaller spaces, Clark recommends adding just the right piece to add atmosphere and elegance. This chaise is a great place to undress, relax or lay out tomorrow’s outfit.
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What to wear now Styling and texT by Erica Sagon
Want to get your closet ready for fall in a flash? We’ve vetted the big trends heading to stores this season to bring you kit’s list of what’s really worth investing in. Take a peek at our new favorite colors, textures and silhouettes. They’re certain to become your favorites, too.
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Re-imagined in tweeds, relaxed knits and boucle, blazers have found a whole new edge. This season’s most-coveted styles are a far cry from old 9-to-5 jackets. In fact, they’re better suited for dark denim and high heels. We’re already looking forward to wearing these fitted silhouettes with fresh details like leather patch pockets.
Model: Laine Thomson Ford Models/Chicago MAKEUP: Kathy Moberly (Faces By KLM) Hair: Davin Testerman Assistant: Esther Boston
Rebecca Taylor beadedneck sleeveless blouse, $295, Rebecca Taylor boucle blazer with leather patch pockets, $495, and Vince Camuto “Vive” booties, $128.95, all at Nordstrom; Else Jeans skinny-fit denim, $69, Bar III enamel and gold-tone bracelets, $28 for the set of three, all at Macy’s. 21
cozy knits Donâ€™t you just love that first brisk day of fall when you can truly bundle up? Go ahead, start stocking up now on super cozy sweaters and scarves with loads of texture. Scarves, like this one in the most amazing persimmon color, add warmth to fall outfits and, come winter, brighten up a neutral coat.
Charter Club cap-sleeve leopard-print dress, $89, and Jones New York gold-tone necklace (worn as a bracelet), $52, both at Macyâ€™s; L.L. Bean Signature fisherman scarf, $59 at llbean.com/signature.
peplum If you’ve shied away from a peplum top — that is, one that’s fitted to the waist and flounces or flares over the hips, it’s time to give this look a try. Peplums are really very figure-flattering. The key is finding one that nips in right at your natural waistline, and deciding whether a structured or flowy peplum is more your style. Peplums are inherently feminine, but we love seeing them with unexpectedly edgy details, in this case, raw edges and an exposed zipper running up the front. Milly raw-edge peplum top, $295 at Nordstrom; Alfani gold-tone stretch bracelet, $28, Vince Camuto skinny enamel bracelet, $38, Not Your Daughters Jeans black denim leggings, $98, Olivia + Joy “Classified” convertible clutch/crossbody purse, $78, all at Macy’s; wide enamel bracelet, $19.99 at Loft Outlet*.
*Find Loft Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.
LEATHER Whether it’s faux or the real deal, leather sounds tricky to wear, right? The way to pull it off is in small doses. Go for pieces that feature leather as an accent — say, just on the sleeves of a dress, a tuxedo stripe on a pair of pants, or on the sides of a pencil skirt. Pairing these items with softer, feminine touches like a flowy blouse, will keep the look polished. Blouse with Peter Pan collar, $59.95 at H&M; Michael by Michael Kors ponte and faux-leather panel skirt, $84.50 at Nordstrom; Rodrigo Brave star pendant necklace, $95 at J.C. Penney; Steve Madden “Bgambbit” satchel, $98 at Macy’s; and Nine West “Engelo” ankle booties, PRICE at Nine West Outlet*.
*Find Nine West Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.
Built-in sparkle A top with a little bit (or a lot) of sparkle at the neck is genius — hello, built-in necklace! This chic, time-saving trend is popping up on an array of blouses and sweaters this fall. And just because it has a little sparkle doesn’t mean it’s overly fancy. Even sweatshirts are sporting notice-me necklines this season; we love the juxtaposition of luxe and laid-back. With jeans and flats, this is what you want to wear to your favorite casual spot for pizza and wine on Saturday night. Gibson embellishedneck sweatshirt, $68 at Nordstrom; modern skinny-fit jeans, $69.99 at Loft Outlet.*
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DEEP BERRY HUES Purses and pumps and sweaters and scarves — just a short list of pieces we want in deep berry for fall. This hue is a cinch to wear. Consider a berry pencil skirt for work with a patterned blouse, then add a fitted blazer or jacket in a neutral hue — avoid black; it limits how much the berry pops. Jones New York jacket, $169 at Macy’s; Classiques Entier floral blouse, $169 at Nordstrom; pencil skirt, $39.99 at Loft Outlet*; woven tote, $89.99, at Nine West Outlet*.
*Find Loft Outlet and Nine West Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.
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insomnia “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.”
Beyond all this, sleep problems are also
– W. C. FIELDS
diabetes, high blood pressure, memory
While decidedly true, Mr. Fields’ advice isn’t really much help, is it? At least not for the millions who suffer insomnia. Not sleeping well. It’s miserable. Trouble falling asleep. Trouble staying asleep. Tossing and turning. Feeling groggy in the morning. Dragging through the day. Just miserable!
just plain bad for your health. Obesity, problems, depression, accelerated aging, immune dysfunction resulting in increased risk of infection and possibly even cancer -- all these have been linked directly to sleep disorders. Sleep, you see, isn’t just a time when the body rests. Sleep is not passive. It’s incredibly active. At a microscopic,
What happens When We don’t sleep? That’s simple: We die. A study out of the
cellular level, millions of important things
University of Chicago took 20 rats, all the
But sleep problems aren’t just bad for
are happening, repairing and restoring
same age and all of normal health. Ten were
the individual sufferer. They’re epidemic,
and rejuvenating the wear and tear that
subjected to total sleep deprivation (TSD). The
expensive, and dangerous for all of us.
comes through daily living.
other ten were allowed a normal daily life. Both
So what’s the cause? What’s the root
water, the same light, the same darkness.
cause of all this suffering? That’s the
Everything except for the sleep deprivation
hundred billion dollar question, right?
was the same. The result? The first TSD rat
nually. Employers spend $3,200 more
Unfortunately, it’s not a question that
dead at day 32. The cause?
for employees with sleep problems
generally gets asked in the typical ten
TSD rat showed signs of infection and severe
compared to those who sleep well. Ac-
or fifteen minute conventional office
malnutrition. Despite eating more than the 10
cording to one recent poll, almost four
“control” rats, all TSD rats actually lost weight.
in ten Americans report falling asleep
conventional medicine generally starts
at the wheel in the past twelve months
and ends with a prescription. The
alone. The result? 100,000 accidents
answer is almost always a pill. Another
were taking in. All ten were dead within 32
and 1,500 fatalities annually.
pill. Let’s solve the problem by taking
days. That’s what happens when we don’t
One in three Americans doesn’t sleep well. 10 million take prescription sleep meds. Sleep-related medical costs run in the hundreds of billions of dollars an-
There’s just no time.
groups were offered the same food, the same
died within 11 days. All the TSD rats were Every single
Not because they were dehydrated, but because their GI tracts malfunctioned. They simply weren’t able to absorb the nutrients they
sleep. We die. Far earlier than we should.
one more pill. The question of cause just
Even neurotransmitters and toxicities and
never comes up.
genetic and metabolic abnormalities can
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Education/Training/Certification: DePauw University, Summa Cum Laude, 1980 Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics Duke University Divinity School, Magna Cum Laude, 1983 Master of Divinity Indiana University School of Medicine, 1996
Doctor of Medicine Ball Memorial Family Practice Residency Program, 1999 American Board of Family Medicine Initial board certification, 1999; recertification 2006 American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Board Certification Fellow, 2008
Personalized Healthcare: Chronic Fatique and Stress | Optimal Hormone Balance Weight Management | Depression & Anxiety | Sleep Disorders | Digestive Disorders | Chronic & Acute Pain Allergies | Heavy Metal Toxicity | Anti-Aging Medicine | Individual & Family Counseling
HEALTH SLEEP issues
What’s keeping you up nights?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, only 32 percent of Americans get the recommended eight hours of sleep THEY NEED EACH NIGHT. By Judy Burnett
t’s estimated that 60 to 80 million Americans, nearly 40 percent of all women and 30 percent of all men, either suffer from an inability to fall asleep or can’t manage to stay asleep. This is not merely an annoyance. Studies show that sleep is just as important to overall health as are good eating habits and regular exercise. Lack of sleep can be very damaging; it affects the way we look, feel and perform. More importantly, lack of quality sleep has been linked to increased risk of motor vehicle accidents; obesity due to increased appetite; increased risk of diabetes and heart problems; increased risk for psychiatric conditions including depression and substance abuse; and decreased ability to remember, react to signals or pay attention.
8. Data from three other studies reveals that sleeping five hours or less per night increases mortality risk from all causes by roughly 15 percent. 9. Studies suggest that both male and female fertility can be adversely affected by disrupted sleep patterns. 10. Research shows that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to the common cold or other viruses (lack of sleep can also affect how quickly you recover if you do get sick).
Lack of sleep can be a contributing factor in the development of many diseases.
Here’s more evidence: 1. A 2010 study at the West Virginia University School of Medicine revealed that those who sleep less than seven hours a night were at increased risk of heart disease. 2. Women under 60 who sleep five or fewer hours a night double their risks for developing cardiovascular disease. 3. Other studies indicate that insufficient sleep may lead to type 2 diabetes. 4. A Japanese study of 24,000 women ages 40 to 79 showed that those who slept fewer than six hours a night had a 62 percent higher risk for breast cancer than those who slept longer. 5. In 2011, researchers at the New England Research Institute reported that five years of sleeping restlessly or too little can increase a woman’s risk of awakening at night to urinate by 80 to 90 percent.
7. Several other studies have linked insufficient sleep to weight gain. Lack of sleep is now seen as a potential risk factor for obesity, along with the two most commonly identified risk factors: lack of exercise and overeating.
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6. Also in 2011, Case Western University researchers found that those who slept fewer than six hours a night were 47 percent more likely to develop colorectal polyps, which can be a precursor to colorectal cancer.
re you at risk for sleep-related health problems? The National Sleep Foundation has identified five sleep styles:
How much sleep do you need each night?
Healthy Lively Larks: Not affected by sleep problems, you almost always get the sleep you need and almost never feel tired or fatigued. You consider yourself a morning person and work full-time.
Newborns: 12 to 18 hours Ages 3 to 11 months: 14 to 15 hours Ages 1 to 3 years: 12 to 14 hours Ages 3 to 5 years: 11 to 13 hours Ages 5 to 10 years: 10 to 11 hours Ages 10 to 17 years: 8.5 to 9.25 hours Adults: 7 to 9 hours
Sleep Savvy Seniors: You get the most sleep of any group, about 7.3 hours per night. You take two or more naps during the week. You are age 60 or older and retired. Dragging Duos: You work more than 40 hours a week, and work up to an hour before going to bed. You are an early riser, but are more than twice as likely as other groups to get less sleep than you need. Overworked, Overweight and Over-Caffeinated: You are a night owl. You work more hours than the other groups and are the least likely to work regular day shifts. You feel like you need fewer hours of sleep each night to be at your best. You drink more caffeine than those in the other groups. Sleepless and Missin’ the Kissin’: Nearly half of you feel you are not getting enough sleep and feel tired or fatigued. Your sleep disorder (or your partner’s sleep disorder) has caused problems with your relationship and intimacy. What is sleep? According to the NSF, there are five stages of sleep. Stage 1 is the time between being awake and falling asleep when we may sleep lightly. Stage 2 is when we begin to sleep. Body temperature drops, breathing and heart rate are regular, and we detach from our surroundings. Stages 3 and 4 are restorative sleep. Blood pressure drops, breathing slows and muscles relax. At this point, tissue growth and repair occur, and energy is restored. Hormones are released, including growth hormone. Stages 3 and 4 make up about 25 percent of the total sleep we get each night. These stages occur about 90 minutes after falling asleep, and recur every 90 minutes. This is the time when your brain is active and dreaming. Your eyes dart back and forth during rapid eye movement, your body is immobile and fully relaxed. If you don’t recall dreaming, you may never be reaching these stages. Snoring is a major cause of sleep disruption and can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. It occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in the throat, causing them to vibrate as you breathe. As we age, these tissues lose elasticity, which allows them to relax and block the airway, causing us to stop breathing — sometimes for as long as 10 to 60 seconds. This alerts the brain, we awaken and breathing resumes. These stoppages can occur repeatedly, and result in multiple sleep disruptions. Only an evaluation by a sleep professional can determine the severity of your sleep problems and help you find a solution. m
Source: National Sleep Foundation
Epworth Sleepiness Scale Are you getting enough sleep? Use this scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation: 0 = would never doze 1 = slight chance of dozing 2 = moderate chance of dozing 3 = high chance of dozing 8 Sitting and reading 8 Watching television 8 Sitting inactive in a public place 8 Riding as a passenger in a car for an hour without a break 8 Lying down to rest in the afternoon 8 Sitting and talking to someone 8 Sitting quietly after lunch 8 Sitting in a car while stopped in traffic Enter total score here: Score 1-6: You are getting enough sleep Score 7-8: Your score is average Score 9 or more: Seek the advice of a sleep specialist immediately
Apps to monitor your sleeping Several smart-phone apps are available for people who suffer from snoring, sleep apnea or sleeptalking problems. 8 Sleep Snore/ Apnea/Talk for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad (99 cents) 8 Sleep Bot for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, recognized by the National Institutes of Health (free) 8 Snore Lab ($3.99)
Steve Green, DDS is highly trained in snoring/ sleep apnea and orofacial pain. He’s a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Orofacial Pain and American headache Society.
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Isn’t not sleeping normal for women after 40 or so?
Not sleeping well is never normal. Certainly there are times in our lives when a lack of sleep is to be expected. Consistently not sleeping well is evidence of some type of sleep disorder.
Is there anything I can do if I think I am not sleeping well?
The first thing I would recommend is to take a look at your sleep hygiene. By that I mean are your mattress and pillows comfortable? Are you consuming caffeine after lunch? There is significant caffeine in diet drinks and chocolate as well, so avoid those after noon, too. Change your sleeping position to your side. I also recommend you sleep in a room with no TV, no bright lights and a cool temperature. You may find .5 to 1 mg of melatonin nightly is helpful and can be purchased in any health food store. Go to bed and wake up at the same times every day, even on the weekend.
Why should my room be dark?
You don’t want to interfere with your natural circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are important in determining human sleep patterns. The body’s master clock controls the production of melatonin, which makes you sleepy. When there is less light, the clock tells your body it is okay to produce melatonin so you get sleepy. If there is light present, your body will not produce melatonin.
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How much sleep do I need?
Adults need about seven to eight hours of sleep every night. You cannot catch up on your sleep by sleeping more on the weekend. It doesn’t work that way.
Can I have a drink before bed to help me sleep?
You should not have alcohol within two hours of going to bed. Although initially alcohol might make you drowsy, it will actually disturb your sleep.
If I make these changes and I still don’t sleep well, what should I do?
If practicing good sleep hygiene doesn’t improve your sleep, you should seek the help of a sleep expert. The specialist may suggest a sleep study to determine what is happening when you try to sleep at night. You may be suffering from sleep apnea, a common disorder where breathing stops for brief periods of time over and over during sleep.
he most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive, in which the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep.
Are there any long-term consequences of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea can result in memory loss, depression, obesity, cardiovascular problems, diabetes and other serious health challenges. Full blown sleep apnea will shorten your life. We cannot cure sleep apnea but it can be managed.
Do you have sleep apnea?
It could be taking a toll on your health.
If snoring is keeping you (or your partner) up all night, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This chronic condition occurs when the breathing airway collapses or becomes blocked, resulting in snoring and poor sleep quality. If left untreated, sleep apnea can even contribute to more serious conditions including:
memory loss | depression and irritability hypertension | stroke | heart attack In addition to a full range of dental services, Dr. Steve Green and Team Green Dentistry offer the SomnoDent MAS mouthpiece to manage sleep apnea and put a stop to disruptive snoring. This easyto-wear appliance is custom-made for each patient to ensure the right fit and utmost comfort. Dr. Green even wears one himself. The mouthpiece is often covered by medical insurance, and thereâ€™s no need to switch from your regular dentist to consult with Dr. Green about sleep apnea. We are happy to consult with those who feel that they are having a problem with snoring, sleep apnea, or unable/unwilling to tolerate a CPAP unit. If you have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea we will refer you to a sleep specialist for proper diagnosis prior to treatment.
SomnoDent MAS mouthpiece is custom-made and easy-to-wear
Call today and mention this ad for a free 45-Minute Sleep ApneA evAluAtion ($247 value), and find out how Team Green Dentistry can help you get the rest you deserve â€” (317) 579-5400.
Dr. Steve Green is highly trained in snoring/sleep apnea and orofacial pain and is a member of the American Academy Dental Sleep Medcine, Academy of Orofacial Pain and American Headache Society. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Green has been practicing dentistry in Indianapolis since 1984.
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helpful hints from jodi pierrot, middle sister style.
s summer fashions shift into fall, itâ€™s sometimes hard to know how to transition your wardrobe. Local Indy fashion blogger and kit style guru Jodi Pierrot comes to our rescue with savvy tips and ideas on how to look your best in any and all circumstances.
By Jodi Pierrot + photos by Chris Whonsetler
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The look: Lunch with the gals The clothes: Halogen leather jacket (Nordstrom), Vince t-shirt and pants (Saks), ballet flats (Banana Republic) The accessories: Necklace (Anthropologie), hand bag (Prada) Jodi says: “I love the different pieces here, and how the separates work together to create a great overall look. The leather jacket is such a fantastic fall/winter staple — I’ll wear this with everything! And I love the way the Vince tee flows; you can easily wear it with these Vince pants for a casual day look, or dress it up with leather leggings and heels for an evening out.”
The look: date night The clothes: Pleione blouse (Nordstrom), Last Call leather leggings (Neiman Marcus), Yves Saint Laurent pumps (Saks) The accessories: Bracelet (J.Crew), Halston Heritage clutch (Nordstrom) Jodi says: “I discovered these great Pleione blouses last year at Nordstrom. I love a pretty girly blouse, and this brand is so affordable. You can pair this feminine top with the leather leggings for a fun night out look. Whether worn together or separately, leather leggings and a blouse like this are versatile staple pieces that everyone should have in their wardrobe. You can wear the leather leggings all season long with sweaters and tees, and I’d also wear the blouse to work.”
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The look: Workday chic The clothes: Boucle cardigan and Minnie pants (J. Crew), Pleione blouse (Nordstrom), ballet flats (Banana Republic) The accessories: Handbag (Prada) Jodi says: “This J. Crew cardigan has a very Chanel look to it, which I love! I’ve worn these J. Crew pants for the past few years, and they’re a staple in my closet. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns; this blouse and cardigan blend well together. And, a cardigan is perfect for those warmish fall workdays that still carry a hint of summer. I’d also wear this cardigan with a great black dress, or jeans and a great tee. It’s so versatile.”
The look: Football game with the family The clothes: Boyfriend fatigue jacket (J. Crew), AG jeans and Monrow tee (Saks), ballet flats (Tory Burch)
The accessories: Never Full bag (Louis Vuitton)
Jodi says: “This look is comfortable and casual, yet stylish at the same time. The jeans are to die for. Seriously, the best jeans I’ve ever worn. I’m a huge fan of skinny ankle jeans; in fact, they’re the only jean style I wear now. You can keep them going all year round with little ballet flats in the fall and winter, or sandals through the spring and summer. I’ll probably live in these Tory Burch flats all season. The J. Crew jacket is the ‘it’ outerwear; it can be worn so many ways. I plan on pairing it with jeans and my Vince leggings. You’ll find versions of this jacket from just about every designer in every store this year.” Learn more about Jodi and get further fashion tips at middlesisterstyle.com. Also, don’t forget to “like” Middle Sister Style on Facebook, and look for more outfit pics on Instagram.
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FASHION the kit
Weekend wardrobe Erica
For The perfect Saturday outfit, start with your favorite pair of jeans and add a couple of fall’s big trends, like a classed-up sweatshirt and ankle boots with a wedge. Next, introduce fun details — a printed button-down and quirky bracelet. Fall is meant for layering, and we love a lightweight quilted jacket as the ideal finishing touch on brisk days.
Visit kitindy.com for new style kits each week. Erica Sagon, writer and stylist: I’m drawn to classic pieces, but I love to mix in a few new trends every season. There will never be enough leopard flats and striped shirts in my closet.
1. Knit sweatshirt, $44.99, floral button-down, $39.99, and skinny ankle jeans, $54.99, all at Gap Outlet* 2. L.L. Bean Signature quilted jacket, $149 at llbean.com/ signature 3. Sonoma Life + Style “Blair” wedge boot, $74.99 at Kohl’s
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs “Preppy Nylon Mini Natasha” cross-body bag, $168 at piperlime.com 5. gold-tone and enamel bracelet, $48 at Ann Taylor.
*Find Gap Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.
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Mannequin photos by Chris Whonsetler
Get Rid Of Fat, Cellulite & Lax Skin That Dieting Won’t Help! Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jan Turkle tells us about body contouring options for a leaner look
o matter how much you diet and exercise, there are areas of fat, cellulite and lax skin that you just cannot get rid of. There are several ways to address this dilemma. One, of course, is surgical, such as a tummy tuck. Surgical treatment removes not only the fat and skin but tightens the muscles as well.
Dr. Jan Turkle Turkle & Associates
Dr. Turkle offers an ongoing series of free webinars on various surgical and non-surgical enhancement topics. To view a webinar go to www.turklemd.com.
11455 North Meridian St. Suite 150, Carmel, IN 46032
Another surgical option is liposuction, in which a tube, or cannula, is inserted into the fatty tissue to remove localized excess fat deposits, slimming and reshaping specific body areas. Results are immediate. Liposuction is used for the thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, knees, chest, calves, ankles and the cheeks, chin and neck. SmartLipo™ is a minimally invasive treatment performed by physicians in our office that permanently destroys fat cells. A small tube that contains a laser fiber is inserted into your skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells causing the fat to melt, which is gently removed with suction. The skin is tightened by the laser energy that heats the tissues, stimulates collagen and increases the skin’s elasticity. Any area that is treatable with conventional liposuction is also treatable with SmartLipo. Some results can be seen immediately and will to continue to improve for up to six months. Neither liposuction or SmartLipo can tighten excessively lax tissues. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure to remove excess fat from the abdomen, love handles, bra fat, thighs and back. In this in-office technique, a vacuum device is attached to the body part being treated.
The device super cools the underlying fat without harming the skin. The frozen fat is metabolized and gradually eliminated from the body. Results continue to improve over two to four months. Two treatments are recommended to achieve a 40 to 60 percent reduction in fat. Cellulaze is the first and only FDA-cleared treatment for cellulite. It is performed in our office by our physicians and uses laser energy to disrupt trapped pockets of fat, release the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin causing that “cottage cheese” look and to stimulate collagen growth for thicker, more elastic skin. Studies show Cellulaze increases skin elasticity by 29 percent and decreases skin laxity by 25 percent. VASER Shape uses a combination of ultrasonic therapy and massage to smooth, firm and shape the body by temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite in your problem areas. VASER Shape can help your body’s metabolism by increasing blood circulation in the area being treated. Ultherapy is a treatment that tightens and tones loose skin of the face and neck. It uses ultrasound to heat the underlying tissues. The results are subtle and continue to improve over two to six months but it is not a substitute for facial plastic surgery. The best candidate for any of these procedures is in good health and at a reasonable weight. None of these treatments is a substitute for healthy eating and exercise and are not weight loss methods. A consultation is required to determine which of these options is suitable for your situation.
To arrange a consultation for any of these procedures call 317-848-0001. 39
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COMPASSION. Want to come along?
To volunteer, sponsor or receive home-delivered meals, contact us at 317 / 776.7159 or online at MealsOnWheelsHC.org Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County 395 Westfield Road Noblesville IN 46060-1425 "Like" us on Facebook at Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, Inc. & "Follow" us on Twitter @HCmealsonwheels
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Signs to watch for, conversations to initiate, assessments to arrange Helping aging parents, spouses and loved ones find the support and access the resources they need is an issue many women are currently addressing in the midst of already busy lives. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, more than 65 million people (thatâ€™s 29 percent of the U.S. population) provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. by Amy Lynch + illustrations by Livia CIves
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Kate Kunk Dr. Michael Agostino Beth Gehlhausen
Caregivers are born
one of two ways — they’re either thrust into the role due to a health-care crisis, or they ease into it slowly after noticing changes in a loved one. “We’re all caregivers throughout our lives, whether we realize it or not,” says Dr. Michael Agostino, an ENT who practices at Riverview Hospital. “The intensity increases when we’re faced with an emergency. At other times, the need to provide a greater level of service to loved ones seems to creep up on us.” In either case, it can be difficult to know where to start. Taking steps now to be better prepared later is key. Tina McIntosh, founder and president of Joy’s House Adult Day Service, likens caregiving preparation to premarital counseling. “You’re given these tools you think you’ll never need, and you put them away in your toolbox,” she says. “Then, down the road, something happens and you need to pull them out. Whether it’s establishing a support system or getting precaregiving counseling, you’ll be glad those tools are there when you need them.” Our Kit panel of experts weighs in on what to watch for in your loved ones’ behavior, how to initiate conversations about their situations, and where to go for assessments and support.
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Maureen Lindley Marc Adamson
kit: What might indicate a possible issue with a loved one? Kate Kunk, RN, CIRS-A, Caregiver Options Counselor at CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions: This can vary quite a bit depending on the loved one’s personality. Some of us have a lifelong history of tardiness or forgetting where we parked at the supermarket — in which case, these things wouldn’t be cause for concern. The key is to observe for new behaviors that could represent more serious underlying issues. Beth Gehlhausen, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County: People may begin to notice a lack of interest in eating or not wanting to go through the motions of cooking. Many times, it’s a family member who is living alone and doesn’t have the physical (and sometimes mental) ability to prepare a nutritious meal. Maureen Lindley, Director of Marketing, Flanner Buchanan: The signs may be subtle. Adult children who live away from their parents and don’t see them very often will usually notice that something is wrong more quickly than children who see their parents frequently.
kit: How do you know when it’s time to step in and say or do something? Carol Applegate, Nurse, Elder Law Attorney and Owner of Applegate Elder Law: When you don’t think they’re safe to function in their own homes. Maybe they’re falling more frequently. Maybe they’re trying to eat moldy food out of the fridge. When driving is no longer safe, they might start having frequent accidents. Tina McIntosh: There is no magical equation, but if you see something going on for three to six months, it probably needs to be addressed. Or, if their actions are potentially hazardous to themselves or others, it’s time to step in immediately.
kit: Why do people sometimes choose to ignore the warning signs they see in their loved ones? Kate Kunk: The reason I see most often is a genuine fear of upsetting loved ones or hurting their feelings. If the loved one is an elderly parent, it can be emotionally difficult to come to terms with the fact that roles have changed. Often, caregivers are unaware of resources that might be available, so although they acknowledge the problem, they don’t know what to do. Caregivers are busy people, and other responsibilities may mean putting off attending to a loved one’s needs. Beth Gehlhausen: It’s difficult sometimes to grasp that your loved one may be starting to decline. At first, it may be easy to brush off a slight change in behavior as something temporary. Finding out that your loved one is beginning Alzheimer’s, for example, can be devastating and requires a great deal of support and resources. Carol Applegate: And there’s an issue of privacy. Older generations are traditionally very private and may not want to share information with their children, particularly when it comes to their finances. Dr. Agostino: For some patients, observing their own decline reminds them of the decline of their loved ones and the grief that one goes through when losing autonomy. Or, the acknowledgement of a problem means they’re one step closer to dying, which they fear. Some loved ones believe that they need to be a caregiver for others, and they couldn’t possibly need a caregiver for themselves. Marc Adamson, Administrator, Hancock Regional Home Health: Pride sometimes plays a part, or perhaps they just see the warning signs as normal occurrences.
Kate Kunk: Just because someone exhibits new behavior doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is changing cognitively. Someone whose hygiene has deteriorated might simply be embarrassed to admit he or she needs inancial assistance or transportation to shop for personal-care products. 43
Warning signs These changes in your loved one may merit further investigation: 8 Muscle weakness, unsteady walking and frequent falls 8 Signs of depression, such as overwhelming sadness and disinterest in daily activities
“There has to be a balance between what the loved one needs and what the caregiver is able to provide.” —Beth Gehlhausen
8 Changes in physical appearance, poor hygiene, wearing dirty clothes 8 Neglectful housekeeping 8 Forgetfulness and memory issues, repeating same stories or asking the same questions 8 Decreased sense of hearing, sight, taste or smell 8 Changes in eating habits, not eating at all, or letting food go bad in the fridge 8 Repeated traffic accidents or tickets 8 Getting lost in familiar settings 8 Past-due bill notices, unopened mail 8 Forgetting to take medications 8 Lack of energy,
increased fatigue or altered sleeping habits
kit: If you do see something worrisome, what’s the best way to approach the issue? Marc Adamson: Often, your loved one has identified the signs already and may be open to discussing. A major concern for everyone is maintaining independence. Tying the discussion into ensuring they can remain healthy, independent and active usually opens them up to discussing issues more freely. Maureen Lindley: Let the person process what’s been discussed; don’t expect immediate change or decisions. Many times, people have to come to an acceptance that they need help.
kit: Let’s say you’ve determined there is a problem that needs to be addressed. What next? Carol Applegate: Getting a thorough medical evaluation is a good place to start. Take a look at medications and schedule any needed assessments to determine exactly where they are and whether they’re at risk. Beth Gehlhausen: Becoming familiar with resources in the community is vitally important. Looking at what’s best for your loved one is sometimes difficult, as it may require huge changes in a caregiver’s dayto-day life. There has to be a balance between what the loved one needs and what the caregiver is able to provide. Many caregivers are older themselves and take on more than they are physically and mentally able to handle. Jill Rusk, Director of Business Development, RN and Case Manager at CarDon and Associates: And there needs to be a discussion with family members about what is needed and who is willing to help.
kit: What if your loved one doesn’t want to talk about the issue, or doesn’t believe there’s a problem? Jill Rusk: You can always contact their family physician and discuss your concerns. Physicians and geriatricians are well-versed on addressing safety issues, and the news may be better received from someone other than a family member. Tina McIntosh: Sometimes, it’s ok to use a toughlove approach. Tell them, “We’re going to have this conversation and then I’ll know what you want, or you’re eventually going to be facing a challenge and I’m going to have to make decisions you may not like.”
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daily stresses of caregiving weighing you down? Are the
You don’t have to do it alone. CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions connects people seeking help for themselves or a loved one with community resources that help to provide the best care possible. As the Area Agency on Aging serving Central Indiana, CICOA offers accurate, unbiased information about services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers: • • • • • • • •
Housing options Home health services Home-delivered meals Transportation Home modiﬁcations Medicare/Medicaid answers Family caregiver services And much more!
(800) 432-2422 www.cicoa.org
kit: What should be taken into account when evaluating a loved one’s living circumstances? Marc Adamson: Step one is to ensure the environment is safe. Clinicians can perform home safety evaluations, make recommendations and work with your loved one to develop a personal management plan that may include an exercise plan, medication management or a monitoring program. They will also provide education and training to you and your loved one on health conditions. Jill Rusk: The loved one should be clinically assessed to identify what kind of care and living environment is needed. Evaluate the safety of the home or the place where they will be residing. Remove throw rugs and trip hazards, and review nutrition plans. Dr. Agostino: Take into account the intangible aspects. Many people enjoy going to religious services at the place of worship where they’ve been going for many years; acknowledge the loved one’s need to sustain faith. Loved ones also need to be able to enjoy hobbies with supervision. Maureen Lindley: Don’t forget the social element. It’s easy for a person to become isolated very quickly when health starts to decline. You may find a way to meet their physical needs, but it’s just as important to meet their social needs as well. Watch for the November/December issue of kit, where our experts will talk about coping with role reversals and changes in relationships, assembling a caregiving team, and finding support.
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Conversation starters Tips on how to initiate potentially difficult or uncomfortable conversations with your loved one: “There is no perfect opener for hard conversations because your loved one has a distinct personality and distinct needs. Put your love and respect for the person at the forefront, think of how you would want your needs to be addressed, and don’t lose sight of the fact that safety will always trump popularity.” — Kate Kunk “Expressing your concern in an honest and non-confrontational way is always the best approach. Ask them if they’ve noticed anything first; this allows them to open up about their condition. Use words that are encouraging and hopeful.” — Marc Adamson “Use ‘I’ messages instead of ‘you’ messages, such as ‘I’m worried that if you keep driving, you might get into an accident.’ Or ‘I’m concerned that if you eat bad food from the fridge, you’ll get sick.’ Don’t accuse, blame or criticize.” — Carol Applegate
“Don’t spring the conversation on your loved one out of the blue. If you’re talking about funeral planning, start by saying that as you get older, you’re thinking about putting your own plans in place. That’s an open invitation to the other person to talk about their feelings. Another thing you can do is write a letter to state your concerns in a caring way.” — Tina McIntosh “Let them know you love them and you want to be prepared to care for them as they did for you. Tell them you want to know what their wishes are in the event they need assistance. Ask them about their concerns, listen and restate what they’ve said.” — Jill Rusk “Allow them to feel they’re in control, and allow them to maintain their dignity. Get the support of other family members.” — Maureen Lindley “In the spirit of humility and gratitude, I would offer the following starter for a conversation — ‘You’ve been there for me many times. Because you’ve shown me how to be concerned about others, I owe it to you to tell you that I have noticed some changes in you.’ Then, ask ‘Is there anything you want me to do to help with this problem?’ ” — Dr. Michael Agostino
Upcoming events for caregivers Alzheimer’s Roundtable Sept. 19, 6 to 7 p.m. Riverview Hospital (Krieg DeVault Conference Room, lower level of Women’s Pavilion) Riverview Hospital will host a roundtable discussion to help educate and inform about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss. The panel, led by neurologist Dr. Michael Levine, includes experts from the Alzheimer’s Association, CICOA and other long-term care partners. A light dinner will be served. The program is free, but registration is required through riverview.org or by calling (317) 776-7999.
An estimated 21 percent of U.S. households are impacted by caregiving responsibilities.” —National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP
Cancer 101 Oct. 3, 6 to 7 p.m. Riverview Hospital (Krieg DeVault Conference Room, lower level of Women’s Pavilion) Dr. Thomas Dugan, a board-certified radiation oncologist, will share information on cancer, including basics, steps for prevention and the latest treatments. A light dinner will be served. The program is free, but registration is required through riverview.org or by calling (317) 776-7999.
Joy’s House 14th Annual Gala Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Ritz Charles in Carmel Come celebrate Joy’s House and its newly launched Caregiver Support and Education Programs. Tickets are $110. Also, free CARE Kits, a helpful resource for caregivers, will be available through Joy’s House starting in midSeptember. For more information, call (317) 254-0828.
Compassionately Approaching Life’s Inevitables Oct. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Pyramids Conference Center, Building #1 Plan to attend this important free 60-minute panel discussion about proper care and planning for seniors. Among the four panel experts, Maureen Lindley, Director of Marketing at Flanner and Buchanan, will address the topics of funeral planning and hospice. For more information, call (317) 362-7691.
Breast Cancer Celebration of Life Oct. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Mill Top Banquet and Conference Center, Noblesville This special evening of fellowship is presented by Riverview Hospital and hosted by Julia Moffitt, Emmy-award winning anchor and reporter for WTHR. Keynote speaker Kathleen Spears, CEO of Cancer Support CommunityCentral Indiana, will share her expertise on survivorship, and two local survivors will also share their remarkable stories. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost is $8 per person; registration is required through riverview.org or by calling (317) 776-7999. 48 kitindy.com September +October 2013
Caregiver of the year CICOA has created the Caregiver of the Year Award to honor one personal caregiver in Central Indiana who models courage, sacrifice, strength and creativity while caring for another. Know someone who fits the bill? Nominate any Central Indiana resident who is or has been a caregiver for a family member or friend in 2013 by filling out the online form at: cicoa.org/services/ careaware/caregiverof-the-year-form.html. (Professional caregivers and CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions employees are not eligible.) Entries must be received by Feb. 28, 2014; the Caregiver of the Year will be selected and notified by March 14 and will receive recognition at CICOA’s annual Signature Breakfast on April 17, 2014. Questions? Email email@example.com.
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You or your loved ones deserve quality and compassionate care—wherever you are, whenever you need it. With our round-the-clock, quality home health care services delivered to your doorstep, feeling better and independent is possible in your own home. Our wide range of physician-directed health services include: • Skilled nursing care to speed wound healing
• Personal care needs during your rehabilitation
• Patient education for new medications,
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• Physical, occupational and speech therapy Open your door to home health care today. We’re expanding in Hamilton County, in collaboration with Riverview Hospital, to provide our home health care services. Call Hancock Regional’s Home Health Care office at 317.468.4522 or talk to your doctor. 49
19th Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon & Fashion Show Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 10:30 a.m. The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Fashions by
Pink Ribbon Connection is proud to present its 19th annual fashion show luncheon celebrating the positive spirit of breast cancer survivors. All models are breast cancer survivors and members of their medical teams modeling on a professional runway to music and narration of their courageous journeys with breast cancer. This event is an opportunity to educate our community on the critical need for early detection and the services provided free of charge to breast cancer survivors, their families, health care providers and the community at large.
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Toe to toe Our favorite shoes & boots for fall
Heeled or flat, we love them all. “Engelo” ankle booties, $79.99 at Nine West Outlet;* Calvin Klein pencil skirt, $89, and Michael by Michael Kors “Tippi” satchel, $398, all at Macy’s.
The perfect match for cuffed denim. Franco Sarto “Tweed” leather loafers, $79, at Macy’s; chambray button-down shirt, $44.99, striped cardigan, $44.99, and boyfriend jeans, $59.99, all at Gap Outlet;* enamel bracelet, $19.99 at Loft Outlet.*
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A new pair of shoes, or maybe two — this is how we dip a toe into fall. Don’t wait for sweater weather to arrive so you can try all the chic heels and flats out there. It’s perfectly ok to start wearing them now with skirts, cropped pants and dresses. Here’s how to put your best foot forward.
They don’t have to be sky-high to be sexy. Enzo Angolini “Crystani” anklestrap heels, $130, bauble bracelet, $85, all at Macy’s; The Diva skinny-ankle pants, $34.94 at Old Navy, Michael by Michael Kors “Tippi” satchel, $398 at Macy’s.
An absolute classic, dressed up with gold hardware. Michael by Michael Kors “Arley” boots, $274.95, and Eileen Fisher alpaca and merino sweater, $248, both at Nordstrom; Else Jeans skinny jeans, $69, at Macy’s.
* Find Nine West Outlet, Gap Outlet and Loft Outlet stores at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind. Text and Styling By Erica Sagon + Photos by Chris Whonsetler
Ankle boots 1. Madden Girl “Domain” wedge bootie, $49.95 at DSW
2. L.L. Bean Signature ankle boots, $179 at llbean.com/signature 3. Sam Edelman “Kit” booties, $149.95 at Nordstrom 4. “Trinna” ankle boots, $198 at Banana Republic
Riding boots 1. Audrey Brook “Annya” boots, $139.95 at DSW 2. Tommy Hilfiger “Arctic” boots, $119.95 at DSW 3. Nine West “Logan” boots, $139.99 at Nine West Outlet* 4. Indigo by Clarks “Charlie Zip” boots, $215 at piperlime.com
* Find Nine West Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.
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Pointy-toe heels and flats 1. French knot flats, $98 at Madewell
2. Sam Edelman “Opal” heels, $130 at piperlime.com 3. Kitten heels, $128 at Ann Taylor 4. Two-tone pumps, $34.95 at H&M
Loafers 1. Stacked heel loafer, $178 at Madewell 2. Dana Buchman wedges, $69.99 at Kohl’s
3. Lauren Conrad pumps, $59.99 at Kohl’s 4. DV by Dolce Vita “Langley” loafers, $79 at piperlime.com
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GIRLS’ GUIDE TO SOBRO HEAD TO SOUTH BROAD RIPPLE FOR FOOD, SHOPPING AND FUN by Amy Lynch + photographs by Chris Whonsetler
Clockwise from bottom Left: Little Super (2), Taste Cafe, and Twist Lounge (2)
Gal pals don’t have to travel far for fun when there’s so much to see, do and explore right here in Indy. The vibrant South Broad Ripple neighborhood offers more than enough stuff to fill a day and night with interesting food, drink, shopping and activity. To find this trendy territory, simply get on College Avenue in Broad Ripple proper and head south; SoBro boundaries lie loosely between 54th Street and 49th Street, and east to just beyond the Monon Trail. 59
Clockwise from top: 1. Luna Music (2), 2. Locally Grown Gardens (2), 3. Taste Cafe and Marketplace, 4. Posh Petals
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eat Taste Café and Marketplace A bastion of brunch, Taste is locally known for its healthful, tasty breakfast and lunch fare. We love the coffee, the bagel sandwiches, the colorful V-8 salad and those addictively crisp pomme frites with snappy fresh basil aioli for dipping. 5164 N. College Ave., (317) 925-2233, tastecafeandmarketplace.com
Recess Chef Greg Hardesty got the SoBro ball rolling when he opened his innovative prixfixe eatery in 2010. Diners still turn up in droves every night to be surprised and delighted by his never-thesame-meal-twice menus, or to grab quicker, lighter eats like sandwiches, salads and tacos at Room Four next door. 4907 N. College Ave., (317) 925-7529, recessindy.com
The flashy new kid on the SoBro dining block, Delicia has all the makings of a great girls’ night out with a chic interior and New Latin-themed drinks and cuisine. The Fire ‘N’ Ice cocktails and the duck enchiladas are divine.
Everything old is new again at this alluring stockedto-the-gills antiques shop. Browse through original and refinished furniture, vases, dishes, home décor and much more.
5215 N. College Ave., (317) 925-0677, deliciaindy.com
SoBro Café Fresh, healthy fare is the name of the game at this intimate small café, right down to the house-made ketchup. The seating may be limited, but the food is big on flavor. 653 E. 52nd St., (317) 9208121, sobrocafe.com
Mama Carolla’s Old Italian Restaurant
1101 E. 54th St., (317) 254-8883
Locally Grown Gardens This year-round, chefowned farm market carries colorful seasonal produce and top-shelf baked goods, and serves up delectable dinners of roast pork and grilled salmon.
Erin Young Designs/ M.H. Pomander’s For couture and custommade wedding gowns, garments and accessories, plus alterations, consultations, fabrics and notions, this is a one-stop shop for one-of-a-kind fashions. 1101 E. 54th St., (317) 384-1070, (317) 384-1034, erinyoungdesigns.com, mhpomanders.com
1050 E. 54th St., (317) 255-8555, locallygrowngardens.com
Often considered one of Indy’s most romantic datenight destinations, Mama’s flower-strewn patio also makes a lovely spot for dinner and wine with the gals before the weather turns cold.
Hunt for buried audio treasures by leafing through bins of vinyl at what many folks consider the best music store in town. Time your visit just right, and you might even get to hear a live performance.
1031 E. 54th St., (317) 259-9412, mamacarollas.com
5202 N. College Ave., (317) 283-5862, lunamusic.net
shop 54th at the Monon Shops A handful of sleek boutique-style stores in one convenient strip includes Posh Petals, Ceramic Dreams and Palm Court Design. Pick up delicious makings for dinner with fresh noodles, sauces and accoutrements like salumi, cheeses, salads, olives and breads from Nicole-Taylor’s Pasta and Market.
This well-curated secondhand store offers clothing, accessories, housewares, furniture, art, hand-made goods, military surplus, cameras and all sorts of other fun oddities. Nespresso coffees and friendly service complement the eclectic inventory. 5208 N. College Ave., (317) 374-5358, littlesupersobro.tumblr.com
54th Street next to the Monon Trail Above: Sobro Cafe
Drink Twist Lounge
Top Three images: 1. Red Key (3) Bottom two images: 2. Twist Lounge (2)
Zest! Exciting Food Creations recently expanded into the space next door to open a swanky new cocktail lounge decked out with sexy couches, swingy chain curtains and even a disco ball! Customers can order from the full Zest dinner menu, or just sit back and sip sassy signature cocktails like “Seduction,” “Tequila Daisy,” or “Spicy Little Tart.” 1134 E. 54th St., (317) 466-1853, zestexcitingfood.com
Twenty Tap Grab a booth or belly up to the bar for a cold pint of regional craft beer; there are more than three dozen to choose from on tap here any given night, along with a selection of yummy eats that includes pimento mac and cheese with bacon, a mushroom Reuben and a spicy Cuban sandwich. 5408 N. College Ave., (317) 602-8840, twentytap.com
Jazz Kitchen In addition to a steady stream of cool jazz performances, this SoBro mainstay also hosts one of the hottest Latin dance parties in town every Thursday night with free salsa lessons starting at 9:30 p.m. 5377 N. College Ave., (317) 253-4900, thejazzkitchen.com
Red Key Tavern An Indianapolis institution, this dive bar served as a setting in Dan Wakefield’s novel “Going All the Way.” Not much has changed here since the place opened decades ago, and that’s just the way the loyal regulars like it. 5170 N. College Ave., (317) 283-4601
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photos by Sara Crawford
1 Zionsville, Indiana Just as the city slogan says, “You Are Always Welcome in Zionsville.” Residents and visitors alike head north to bask in this charming village atmosphere. It’s a great place to bring out-of-town guests to explore unique shops, parks, art galleries featuring the work of nationally known artists, and locally owned restaurants to fit all tastes and budgets. Locals frequent Zionsville for its many fun events including a seasonal farmers’ market, free outdoor concerts, art walks on Main Street, a chili cook-off and the Fall Festival. It’s also fun to pack a picnic and enjoy a day of family fun at one of the town’s parks. Like so much of the metro area surrounding Indianapolis, Zionsville is seeing plenty of changes in the housing market. The average days on market have declined almost 31 percent from 2012, proving that sellers are closing on their homes more quickly than they did last year. While homes are selling a bit faster, the median price has dropped just slightly (by 4 percent). This just means you have less “carrying cost” on your old home when you move to your next location. If you’re in the market to purchase a home in Zionsville, your options are fewer now than in 2012 due to a 12 percent decrease in homes available for sale. If you find your perfect dream house in Zionsville, don’t wait to make an offer. Now is the time to buy!
Grapevine Cottage – Whether you’re a novice or an expert, Grapevine Cottage is the place for wine. It’s my favorite place to find the perfect bottle of vino at an affordable price. Doug and his knowledgeable staff will help you find just what you’re looking. I also like being able to pick up some great gourmet snacks here for an impromptu picnic or outdoor concert.
Lions Park – Come out to watch, or play, softball and volleyball down by the creek. Whenever I’m in Zionsville, there’s always something going on at the park. The pretty gazebo makes a scenic backdrop for picnics and festivals throughout the spring, summer and fall.
Greek’s Pizza – This friendly family pizzeria is decked out in red-checkered tablecloths with seating inside and out. Beyond the delicious pizza, Greek’s proudly offers the “Shell” (a calzone) with a variety of fillings. Be prepared to be stuffed.
The Friendly Tavern – My grandma used to refer to the Friendly as “that big red place with the nice people.” It’s like a local Cheers restaurant where everyone knows your name, and it offers a little something for everyone. This casual stop serves outstanding tenderloins.
Main Street Shops/Brick Inn – I find it hard to single out one favorite shop in Zionsville. I love strolling the street of bricks down Main, just wandering in and out of the great art galleries, boutiques and coffee shops. Definitely stop for lunch or brunch at Patrick’s Kitchen at the Brick Inn. The refinedbut-not-fussy menu includes a great wine list and lots of craft beer. The establishment also provides conference space and overnight accommodations for wedding parties or a weekend getaway.
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Cutting off my arm GRIEF CAN LEAD TO A DEEPER SENSE OF SELF by KATHY McHUGH
wo years after the death of my beloved husband, John, an image of me cutting off my arm flooded into my psyche. Like a rock climber with an arm pinned under a boulder, I had to find a way to cut off my arm in order to live. I pulled out a dull pocketknife and did the unthinkable, digging deep to find a way to cut off my arm. Slice by slice, I experienced a pain that I didn’t know was possible to feel. I watched from outside my body, doubled over on the floor, wishing I would either just die or be freed of this pain. Both happened. A part of me died. And in my death, I was set free. It didn’t happen all at once. (And, just to be perfectly clear, I am certainly not advising anyone to literally cut off your arm.) I simply did what was in front of me, what organically came forward moment by moment. There was no strategy. I lived the answers, allowing my soul to instruct me as I never had before. John was the happiest person I had ever known. He lived each day as if it were his last and reminded me daily “There will never be another day just like this one, so enjoy it.” I returned the favor by reminding him that there would never be another human being just like him. And there won’t be. He was my hillbilly Zen master, appearing ordinary in his camouflage pants, a T-shirt and a baseball cap. But, he embodied an abiding sense of joy, no matter what life brought his way, and shared his wisdom through one-liners that opened my mind, heart, body and soul. Our meeting is the reason I believe in fate and destiny. John gifted me in his life and he has gifted me in his death, showing me how to be alive, live my passion and free my spirit. He’s still reminding me that we can live many lives within a lifetime. John was no stranger to heartbreak. At age 3, John witnessed his little brother’s death following a car accident in which he walked away without a scratch. John’s dad died when he was only 10. And he left for Vietnam when he was 18, where he would watch the horrors of war take the lives of men, women and children. John teetered between this life and the afterlife many times in his 60 years. We used to say that he had already used his 90 lives, ten times more than any cat. He knew that life is now, and someday may never come. Knowing there was no promise of tomorrow, he didn’t wait until
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everything was going his way to get out there and enjoy life. He viewed each day as an adventure and lived it all playfully, walking in a field of kindness that engulfed everyone around him. Now, I am living life the way John did. I know that my death will come as well, but as long as I’m here, I am going to LIVE. I like and accept all that I am, even the ugliest parts of myself. John’s legacy is the love and the passion that lives in me and fuels my new life. Other widows have challenged me. They can’t truly believe that I now love life more than I knew was possible in the wake of John’s death. They fear others will think I don’t miss John, and they don’t think it’s possible for me to love life without him here. Here’s my response. The heartbreak I experienced opened me to a depth of Self that didn’t exist before. And in that depth, I found a well of abundant peace, love and joy. This is not to say that I didn’t love life before, but this well is deeper than I knew and I now rest peacefully in it. In this space, I am unconditionally present to life, and I’ve found it’s a wondrous way to be in the world. It cost me everything to come to know this, but I’m grateful that I did. m Kathy McHugh is the author of Passing On Hope, a book of healing stories about her walk of liberation from the pain of the past through the transformative power of love. Kathy reminds others to “love your life” every single day, no matter what. You can contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out her website: passingonhope.com.
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Take control of your health helping hoosiers choose a healthier lifestyle By Shauna Nosler (as previously printed in the Indianapolis Star)
Losing unwanted weight can be difficult. And keeping off lost weight can prove even more challenging – but
certainly not impossible. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that people with the highest weightloss success rates are those who have help from a certified health coach, wellness counselor or dietitian, or who enroll in a behavioral weight-management program based in a medical center. These structured resources offer strategies, guidance and motivation, research indicates, to help participants lose weight and keep it off. Hoosiers can access such guidance – and boost their odds of success long-term weight loss -- at Health & Nutrition Technology, a medically supervised weight-loss program serving central Indiana. HNT’s friendly, knowledgeable staff members are ready to help more people lose weight and keep it off for good. Below, HNT provides answers to common questions about this program.
Q: What is “medically supervised weight loss”? A: Rapid weight loss is safe and effective with a physician on board. You’ll have a plan to attain specific health improvement, lifestyle modification and weight-loss goals. You’ll be fully supported and monitored along the way.
Q: I’ve tried many diets in the past. What makes this program different? A: The majority of our participants have struggled with their weight throughout their lives. The HNT staff understands that getting to and maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong process requiring long-term support. We provide structure, accountability and education to give our clients the tools and confidence to lose weight. Most important, we know that keeping weight off requires possibly years of dedication. Our comprehensive, skillbased On-Going Practice classes are based on what current research finds to be proven strategies for long-term success.
shop, convenience store and restaurant bills on their budget before joining our program. As a bonus, many patients find they’re able to stop or reduce their use of expensive medications as they lose weight and become healthier. We believe that making the choice to learn healthy lifestyle habits is an investment in yourself that pays off in energy, health, confidence and vitality.
Q: How can I get more information? A: Health & Nutrition Technology is a viable, safe, rapid and effective approach to a very difficult reality for much of the U.S., including Hoosiers. When you are ready to change your life, call (317) 489-4817 or visit www.hntindiana.com. HNT’s expert staff – Sheila Henson, RD; Christina Varvel, RD; Roxanne Standeford, RD; and Dawn Ayers, MD -- are here for you.
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Q: What results can I expect?
Monday evenings St. Vincent Carmel Professional Building, Suite 275, Carmel
A: On average, HNT participants lose 52 lbs – or 21 percent of initial body weight – and they lower their BMI 6 percent, reduce total cholesterol by 25 mg/dL and decrease their triglycerides 40.2 mg/dL.
Tuesday evenings Riverview Hospital, 4 TCU Classroom, Noblesville
Q: How long will it take me to achieve results? A: HNT’s goal is to help people form better habits by teaching them skills to modify unhealthy behaviors and create new, healthy routines. It’s hard work and can take time, but most patients maintain close to 80 percent of their total weight loss while regularly attending On-Going Practice, and 70 percent of those who continue with us stay for six months.
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Q: What are the costs of the HNT program? A: Program costs vary depending on the service location and meal-plan option. All financial requirements for individual clinics are explained at the first information session. Many of our participants tell us they actually save money while following our meal plan. They often don’t notice the effect of coffee
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HONEY-LIME CHICKEN SKEWERS > 1 pound Marsh boneless skinless chicken breasts > 3 tablespoons soy sauce > 2 tablespoons honey > 1 tablespoon vegetable oil > Juice of one lime > 2 garlic cloves, minced > 1–2 teaspoons Siracha > red pepper flakes, to taste > 2 tablespoons cilantro Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 5 minutes. Cut chicken into large chunks and skewer. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour marinade over chicken skewers, turn to coat. Cover and allow to marinate for an hour. Grill on medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear.