March is a joyous month for people who love being outdoors and staying active. Not only does it signal the change to daylight savings time, but it also hosts the spring equinox. In other words, the days immediately get one hour longer and will continue the trend for the next several months!
Monthly Archives: February 2020
If you watch television for any length of time, chances are you have seen the cholesterol commercials that talk about your LDL and your HDL; good and bad cholesterol levels. High cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and strokes and because of that you will want to have your doctor check your levels. While you may not need to know everything about levels, understanding your cholesterol levels can help you make changes to your diet, if necessary.
Whether you're a caregiver or the older adult in need of care, stress impacts everyone. Regardless of whether it's work, family situations, finances, failing health or even a social situation, stress can lead to potentially harmful impacts on your mind and body. Not all stress is harmful, though, there are times when a stressful situation may motivate you to make a decision or meet a deadline, but long term, chronic stress is another matter entirely.
Slips and falls in the home are the biggest cause of injury for adults over age 65, and when you factor in that more than 250,000 individuals suffer falls in the bathroom, it can be a dangerous place for the elderly.
Seniors are often faced with one of the most emotional decisions in their lifetime. This is to stay in their current home, downsize to something more manageable, or move into a retirement community. There is no correct answer that fits every circumstance. If you find yourself in this situation, keep reading for a few basic considerations.
If you or someone in your life life struggles with a chronic illness, you know that managing it is no walk in the park. What if you suffer from more than one? Over two-thirds of Americans past the age of 65 suffer from two or more chronic conditions, which increases to three-fourths of the American population past the age of 80. The more they are strapped with, you’ll find that tackling more than one chronic illness is even more of a challenge.