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Why Seniors Need To Exercise

There is no better time to exercise than when you’re older. Although many older people know the importance of physical fitness, it is estimated that about 85 percent fail to exercise on a regular basis.  They don’t do it for the same reason younger people don’t exercise – it’s too hard, it’s too boring, or [...]

By |2019-01-02T16:43:44-07:00January 2nd, 2019|

January is a Perfect Time for Resolutions

Regardless of your age, January is a great time for New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time to turn the page, to start over, to take a “mulligan” for all the things that weren’t done the right way in the past. The problem is that while resolutions are all well and good, the odds are overwhelming [...]

By |2019-01-02T15:48:22-07:00January 2nd, 2019|

A Formula for Reducing Falls

Not noticing a small patch of ice as he carried groceries on the way to his car, the 82-year-old man slipped and fell, shattering his pelvis. Forgetting that she had left her shoes in the darkened room, the 6-year-old woman tripped and fell over them, smashing her head on a table. According to the Centers [...]

By |2018-11-29T12:35:30-07:00November 29th, 2018|

October is Healthy Lung Month

October is Healthy Lung Month, a good time to pay attention to those symptoms that could be the first signs of lung disease, including COPD, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer. Knowing the early warning signs can help you receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life threatening. If you experience any of the [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:43:19-07:00September 28th, 2018|

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 show some difficulty recalling words. [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:43:12-07:00September 28th, 2018|

Pain Awareness For Seniors

With September being Pain Awareness Month, now is a good time to discuss a problem that affects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease, and is sometimes the disease itself. Some conditions may have pain and associated [...]

By |2018-08-30T17:00:52-07:00August 30th, 2018|

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 |2018-07-31T15:49:26-07:00July 31st, 2018|

How To Discuss Giving Up Driving With Seniors

The rate of fatalities involving drivers over 75 is about the same as teenage drivers. Seniors have a higher risk of being involved in an accident for every mile they drive. One of the most difficult situations we face is dealing with a Senior or Elderly person we care for that must give up driving. [...]

By |2018-06-26T13:56:42-07:00June 26th, 2018|

Be Aware of High Blood Pressure Medication and the Heat

High blood pressure has become an all-too-common problem in America, affecting as many as one in three adults. This is a condition that should not be ignored, as it can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. At one time, high blood pressure, or hypertension, was relatively rare. That’s not [...]

By |2018-05-29T11:25:56-07:00May 29th, 2018|

15 Reasons For Using Home Care For A Loved One

What is widely viewed as the best and most viable delivery of health care in America? Infirmed and elderly individuals have been found to prefer home care by 90 percent over comparable institutional care.What are some of the reasons for home care? This article counts the ways: 1. Home care is delivered, as you would [...]

By |2018-04-30T18:05:23-07:00April 30th, 2018|