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Sleep Should Be Prescribed

December 12, 2018

Sleep scientist and author of “Why We Sleep” Matthew Walker suggests a lack of sleeping is having a catastrophic impact on our health and wellness, and is fast becoming one of our greatest public health challenges. Walker suggests more vehicle crashes in United States are caused by sleep-deprived drivers than those involving alcohol or drugs. […]

Alzheimer and Dementia Patients Are Highly Sensitive To Their Environment

November 12, 2018

A soothing, calming atmosphere is helpful for everybody. For a person with dementia, it can help minimize their confusion and help them to concentrate and rest. There are a number of factors you should consider when creating the perfect environment for a person living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Noise or Silence – Sound, including background […]

National Check Your Meds Day

October 3, 2018

National Check Your Meds Day – October 21st. This inaugural event was designed to encourage consumers to bring their prescription medications and supplements to their local pharmacies for brown bag medication reviews. Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your […]

Healthy Ways To Manage Your Emotions As A Family Caregiver

September 6, 2018

Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of a sudden due to a crisis, taking care of a loved one with an illness or disability can stir up some complicated emotions, especially when you are caring for someone day in and day out. Not paying attention to your feelings can lead to poor sleep, […]

Maximize Your Quality of Life – In Recognition of Senior Citizen Day August 21st

August 1, 2018

  There’s no getting around it – as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age such as: Eat a balanced diet Keep Hydrated Keep your mind and body active Don’t smoke Get regular exercise Have proactive safety habits to avoid accidents […]

Experience Makes A Difference

July 2, 2018

When you know it’s time to bring in home care for your loved one, there are many things to think about and decisions to be made. Most families will have little to no experience at all in providing any kind of personal care assistance with activities of daily living. You may want to try to […]

June is Home Safety Month

June 1, 2018

Watch Out For These Most Common Home Injuries During June Home Safety Month. Home- it seems it should be the safest place on earth, the place we should feel most safe and most protected. Unfortunately, it’s also a major source of injuries for senior citizens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

May Is Older American Month – Are You Prepared For Aging?

May 8, 2018

May Is Older American Month – Are You Prepared For Aging? Families plan and prepare for major life events; attending college, getting married, having a baby and retiring at the end of a career. Are you prepared for aging? Unfortunately, not enough people have some plan in place for events such as how we want […]

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 4, 2018

Nearly 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s – making this disease the second most common Neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s is a movement disorder disease with symptoms that come in stages – mild, medium and severe. Daily living challenges increase as the disease progresses. Assistance will be needed to help a loved one remain […]

Inexpensive, easily accessible ways to enhance your life as you age.

March 21, 2018

  Sing your way to better health. A new study out of Sweden reveals that singing my not only promote mental and emotional well-being, social connection and collaboration but good heart and lung health as well.  (The Benefits Of Singing) Every time you sing, you fire up that right lobe of your brain and release […]