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For Seniors and Family Caregivers: Three Great Wellness Resolutions for 2017

This is the time of year when we take stock of the previous year, and make note of changes we’d like to make in our lives. Maybe your list of resolutions includes ways to improve your financial health, such as saving more and spending less. Maybe you’d like to improve yourself in other ways—volunteering more, learning a new skill or taking a yoga class. […]

By |January 18th, 2017|healthcare, Home Health Care|Comments Off on For Seniors and Family Caregivers: Three Great Wellness Resolutions for 2017

Should Seniors Mix Medications and Martinis?

Many people enjoy a cocktail at the end of the day, a beer after exercise, or a glass of wine with dinner. For the most part, moderate drinking is harmless, and might even offer some health benefits. But sometimes, imbibing is unwise and even dangerous. […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Should Seniors Mix Medications and Martinis?

Avoiding the Harm of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Researchers from University of Copenhagen wanted to learn more about the effects of being sedentary. In a recent study, they had a group of men wear a leg pad that caused them to be highly inactive for two weeks. The startling results: After only two weeks, young test subjects lost a third of their muscle strength, leaving them, as the researchers reported, “on a par with a person who is 40 to 50 years their senior.” Older test subjects lost less muscle mass, but they could ill afford to lose it! Said researcher Martin Gram, “Even though older people lose less muscle mass and their level of fitness is reduced slightly less than in young people, the loss of muscle mass is presumably more critical for older people, because it is likely to have a greater impact on their general health and quality of life.” […]

By |October 5th, 2016|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Avoiding the Harm of a Sedentary Lifestyle
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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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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?
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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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Celebrating the Holidays When One Has Alzheimer’s

The bright lights and big crowds make the holidays fun and exciting for many of us. But the season can present special challenges if you are a family caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s or other form of cognitive impairment. A little planning can make the season less stressful for everyone in this situation. Geriatrics physician [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|Alzheimer’s, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Celebrating the Holidays When One Has Alzheimer’s
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When Elderly Parents Resist Help

As Americans get ready to visit family and friends over the upcoming holidays, a survey reveals experts’ top tips for overcoming a common and difficult family problem—elderly parents resisting the help they need. Experts surveyed by the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) say that emphasizing to elderly parents that receiving assistance can help them maintain [...]

By |November 25th, 2015|Home Health Care|Comments Off on When Elderly Parents Resist Help
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Keeping Seniors Cool And Staying Hydrated During Summer’s Heat

According the National Weather Service, heat is one of the leading causes of weather-related death in the United States, causing hundreds of fatalities each year. Older adults are even more susceptible to the dangers of heat, as they are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. Additionally, as we grow older, our [...]

By |June 17th, 2015|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Keeping Seniors Cool And Staying Hydrated During Summer’s Heat