Protect Yourself During the Hot Summer Months

There’s nothing wrong with going outdoors to get some sunlight once in a while. In fact, now is the perfect time of year to go to the beach for relaxation and fun under the sun. But if you and your senior loved one would be staying outdoors for extended periods especially during the summer months then protection is an absolute must. Sunlight is good for our health if we do not get too much … [Read more...]

What is Aphasia?

Have you known anyone who has recovered from a stroke or brain injury but noticed that they are now having trouble speaking or communicating? This is brought about by a type of disorder that you may not have heard before. Aphasia is a disease that is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that governs language and comprehension.   People suffering from Aphasia may be faced with … [Read more...]

Arthritis and Some Helpful Tips

Has your senior loved one experienced joint pain? This would be considered normal if this pain is something that they don’t have to deal with every day. Otherwise, you should be getting them immediate medical attention and help since they may already be experiencing arthritis. Arthritis can surely hamper the elderly’s movement as sufferers of this disease may also have stiffness and swelling in … [Read more...]

Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a disease that primarily impedes movement and speech. This slow, progressive disease may strike anyone between the ages of 50 and 60 and sometimes even earlier. It is a disease that affects more than 10 million people worldwide and although treatments are available for this disease, it currently has no cure. Thus life may be challenging for those who have Parkinson’s … [Read more...]

Pet Therapy for Seniors

There is a pre-existing human-animal bond involved with pet therapy. People are happier and healthier when they are in the presence of animals. It is scientifically proven that the human-animal bond increases positivity and socialization, decreases blood pressure, and reduces anxiety, stress, and depression. Due to these amazing benefits, several skilled nursing facilities across the nation now … [Read more...]

Things to Know About Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is considered one of the deadliest diseases. According to the World Health Organization Tuberculosis is one of the top causes of death worldwide. Tuberculosis has a notorious history. In fact, a century ago, Tuberculosis was an incurable disease and was the leading cause of death in the US. But thanks to a German physician named Robert Koch who discovered the disease and to French … [Read more...]

Eat Right and Stay Active for a Healthy Heart

Maintaining a healthy way of living is perhaps the best present you can give yourself during this heart month and onwards. A combination of good diet and adequate physical exercise would help keep your body fit. More so, diet and exercise particularly aid one of the most important organs in your body to help maintain its proper functioning. This is crucial especially to seniors or other … [Read more...]

Here Are Some Facts About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness according to statistics and data gathered from by the National Eye Institute. The disease is related to the high amount of fluid in the eyes. A fluid called the aqueous humor resides in our eyes to help maintain healthy eye pressure keeping the eyes in its proper form. It normally circulates in its front portion of the eyes and flows out small … [Read more...]

Here Are the Top Signs That Your Aging Parent Needs Home Care

Many of you will be visiting your parents for the holidays. Knowing what to look out for can help determine whether your loved ones may already need help at home. Once this is realized, it might be time to start talking about getting home care services as an option. Here are the signs that your aging parent may need home care now or in the immediate future. Please refer to the infographic for … [Read more...]

Handwashing, Why is This Important?

With all the various diseases surrounding us, it becomes increasingly important to observe basic hygiene. The sad news is not everyone practices this. In fact, even one of the most important hygienic procedures is being overlooked at present, handwashing. From a study made this year by the American Society for Microbiology, they found that about one-third of Americans skipped handwashing after … [Read more...]

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