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Heart Health: More Good News About Coffee

The American Heart Association says regular consumption of the beloved beverage is linked to longevity, including heart health. Drinking a second or third cup of coffee may do more than get you through a long day—it may also reduce your risk of death from heart disease and other illnesses, says a study in the American [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|health, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Heart Health: More Good News About Coffee
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Medication Safety: Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Spring Cleaning

Yes, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning ritual, and what better place to start than your medicine cabinet?  Medication safety involves getting rid of things you no longer use—like that six-year-old box of teeth-whitening strips and empty bottles of travel-sized shampoo—getting rid of prescription and over-the-counter medications that have long since expired can keep [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Home Safety|Comments Off on Medication Safety: Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Spring Cleaning
  • Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease: Gluten-Free is Not Just a Fad

Once thought of as a childhood disorder, celiac disease now is recognized as common in older adults. Celiac disease is an inherited digestive disorder that occurs in people who cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Most people easily digest gluten, the substance that gives elasticity to breads and other doughs. But when people with celiac disease consume foods containing gluten, their immune systems react by attacking the lining of the small intestine. This can lead to malnutrition, anemia, brittle bones and other health problems. When a person with gluten intolerance continues to eat foods containing the protein, their intestines can sustain further damage. […]

By |March 30th, 2016|health|Comments Off on Celiac Disease: Gluten-Free is Not Just a Fad
  • Improve Your Memory

Improve Your Memory By Spring Cleaning Your Mind

Those little memory lapses we experience as we grow older can worry us. We’re introduced to someone but promptly forget their name. We look all over the place for our reading glasses, only to realize they are perched on our head. We save a document, but forget into which folder. This forgetfulness can be frustrating, [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Alzheimer’s, Dementia|Comments Off on Improve Your Memory By Spring Cleaning Your Mind
  • Healthier Brain

Healthier Heart and Lungs Means a Healthier Brain?

March 14–20, 2016 is Brain Awareness Week. This recognition event is a good time to take stock of whether we are following a brain-healthy lifestyle, which means doing excises so we have a healthier brain. We’ve learned a lot about having a healthier brain during the past decade. We know more about things we can [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Dementia|Comments Off on Healthier Heart and Lungs Means a Healthier Brain?
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Protect Seniors from Norovirus Illness

Gastrointestinal illnesses are most common during the cooler months of the year. Those suffering from the unpleasant symptoms sometimes report that they have a case of the “stomach flu,” but this term really isn’t accurate; “the flu” refers to respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The most likely culprit in these illnesses is a class [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|health|Comments Off on Protect Seniors from Norovirus Illness
  • Thyroid Problem

What Does a Thyroid Problem Look Like in Senior Adults?

A Thyroid problem like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can severely damage quality of life. Learn the symptoms, treatments & tips for senior adults. 20 million Americans have a thyroid problem. As people age, they become more susceptive to developing a thyroid disorder, such as hyperthyroidism or thyroid cancer. The American Thyroid Association estimates that 1 in [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|health, Home Health Care|Comments Off on What Does a Thyroid Problem Look Like in Senior Adults?
  • Winter Skin Care

Six Senior Winter Skin Care Tips

As we grow older, we’re more likely to experience the discomfort of dry skin. Winter skin care and dry skin is a common problem during the cold months and its effects can be painful, causing the skin to flake, itch, crack and even bleed. Yet dermatologists say there are ways people can find relief by [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Six Senior Winter Skin Care Tips
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Six Great Ways to Lose Weight in the New Year

If you’re like many of us, you resolved to lose weight during 2015. But spending hours in a gym or depriving yourself of the foods you love probably seemed like an insurmountable obstacle. Here are some tips for 2016 to help you shed some pounds that won’t require too much exertion or deprivation. Be aware [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|health, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Six Great Ways to Lose Weight in the New Year
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Resolve to Have a Better Attitude About Aging

Those of us in the field of aging have seen a big change in the ways we think and talk about growing older. There’s been a movement toward empowerment, toward helping everyone remain as independent, active and engaged as possible, even as they face physical and intellectual challenges. With our increased longevity, this is so [...]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Elder Care|Comments Off on Resolve to Have a Better Attitude About Aging