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Living with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s patients often cover up so well that even adult children or siblings may see a totally different side when they visit or call. Yet, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, can be an all-consuming 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week challenge. Anna first began to notice when her husband, Peter, began to [...]

By |2020-12-31T10:33:34-07:00December 31st, 2020|

Seasonal Affective Disorder or Just the Winter Blues?

Is that miserable feeling simply a case of the winter blues or could it be something more serious? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an actual disorder that results in a seasonal depression due to a lack of daylight exposure that throws off one’s biological clock (or circadian rhythms). It can cause a drop in serotonin, [...]

By |2020-11-23T17:07:54-07:00November 23rd, 2020|

8 Autumn Health and Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Regions around the country are starting to experience their first tastes of the cooler temperatures and shorter days fall has in store for them. Don’t miss this quick essential checklist for seniors looking to safeguard their health and safety this season. Get the Flu Vaccine Last year’s flu was a brutal one killing upwards [...]

By |2020-09-28T17:28:32-07:00September 28th, 2020|

How to Avoid Slips and Falls in Home Care

Many of us are not aware of how devastating a fall can be. With 1 out of every 3 people over the age of 65 falling each year, falls are a major cause of injury and restricted mobility. Broken hips or even muscle injury can create a loss of independence for many seniors. But there [...]

By |2020-08-31T13:40:21-07:00August 30th, 2020|

Managing Asthma During Summer

Asthma affects an estimated one in 12 Americans. It is a chronic lung disease where the airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus making it tough to breath. Other common symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. While asthma has no cure, it can be effectively managed. Working closely with an asthma specialist [...]

By |2020-07-31T11:18:46-07:00July 31st, 2020|

During July – Heat Awareness Matters

Due to the heat, July can be a particularly difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Here are some things to consider: • Drink lots of cool water even when you’re not thirsty. You can dilute water with [...]

By |2020-06-30T15:19:40-07:00June 28th, 2020|

June is Cataract Awareness

PROTECT YOUR EYES AGAINST UV RAYS UV damage to the eyes can be immediate and cumulative. When it comes to protecting yourself against the sun’s rays, it doesn’t end with covering your body with suntan lotion. You need to take care of your eyes, just as you would the rest of your body. UV [...]

By |2020-05-29T12:21:08-07:00May 29th, 2020|

Men’s Health Month

June is Men's Health Awareness Month So, why should we celebrate Men’s Health Month in June? After all, what makes men any different than women when it comes to paying attention to their health? For starters, many men largely ignore their health – and those that see their physician are often pushed by a [...]

By |2020-05-29T12:11:43-07:00May 28th, 2020|

Foods That Help Fight Inflammation

Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good. What does an anti-inflammatory diet do? Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such [...]

By |2020-04-30T11:33:09-07:00April 30th, 2020|
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