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Can Dementia Be Prevented?

As we age, the fear of dementia or developing Alzheimer’s Disease is very real. Statistics show that “as many as five million Americans, age 65 and older, may have Alzheimer’s and it’s estimated that number will double for every five year interval beyond age 65.” Alzheimer’s is the most commonly thought of form of dementia, but there are other forms. Continue reading

Caregivers Guide To Diabetes

If you’re a caregiver, chances are you are taking care of aging or elderly loved ones, helping them monitor their medications and making note of any changes in their physical or mental health. One of the changes you need to be aware of is the potential for developing diabetes as this is a very real possibility as we age. Continue reading

Forgetfulness - Is It Normal?

Of course it is. Forgetfulness is simply something that happens.  We forget were we put our keys, forget if we turned off the iron, the oven, the bathroom light. Continue reading

Stretch For Good Health

We live in a world where many of us are now connected to wrist bracelets that tell us how many steps we have taken and how much exercise we are getting. There are exercise classes and 24 hour gyms and marathons to run and we are literally bombarded by the importance of exercising. Few of us recognize however regular stretching is just as important as regular exercise! Let’s look at some of the benefits: Continue reading

Stress Relief Tips for Caregivers

Caring for your loved one strains even the most resilient person. If you are a caregiver, taking care of yourself is equally as important, if not more, as the care you give your loved one. If your loved-one is dealing with a long-term illness, you are too. One person doesn’t fight the battle alone, and if you break down, then the care for your loved one breaks down also. Continue reading

Seven Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking More Water

Water. The human body is close to 60% water, with the brain being almost 90% water. With all of that water swimming around in us, it makes sense that water really does do a body good when we drink it. Continue reading

Easy, Healthy Recipes for the Elderly

As we age, coming up with meals gets a bit tricky. Often times our appetite begins to wane, and eating just doesn’t seem appealing. Easier doesn’t always equal healthy, so here are some that fit both descriptions. Continue reading

Seasonal Changes Do Have an Affect

Have you noticed how, as the days get longer, and warmer, you feel better? Sunshine has a positive effect on your entire being. The warmth of the sun helps to bolster your mood, and the fresh air gives you an overall sense of feeling better. Continue reading

Stay Cool This Summer

Growing up when we did, it was always important to be “cool.” We had the right clothes, the right attitude, the right friends and we were “just cool.” As we age, being cool takes on new meaning. While we can still be stylish, it is important for seniors to monitor body temperature and stay cool. As we age, we don’t have the same ability to sweat as we did earlier in our life … and disgusting as it is, sweat keeps us cool. So in order to avoid serious health concerns like dehydration or stroke or other heat related illness, we need to stay temperature cool. Continue reading

Boost Your Memory!

We live in a fast paced society these days where activity and technology swirl so fast around us that it is often difficult keep track of anything, much less everything. Many of us have the experience of walking into a room then wondering why we are there. Or we misplaced our keys or a bill to be paid and while we are sure they are here, we just can’t remember why they aren’t in the place we put them! Or all of sudden, the name of your next door neighbor just escapes you. Continue reading

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