Parkinson's Can Be Reduced With These Activities

Parkinson’s Can Be Reduced With These Activities

Elizabeth Havey Activities for Seniors, Health Conditions, Parkinson's Disease Leave a Comment

  Family Ties and film star Michael J. Fox put a name and a face on Parkinson’s disease, a progressive illness of the nervous system whose symptoms include tremors, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement. Fox was diagnosed at the age of thirty, which is young for onset of the disease, as it usually affects middle-aged and elderly people. The …

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and The Caregiver

Dorothy Sander CareGiving, Health Conditions 3 Comments

  The extreme demands of caregiving are no secret to anyone who has taken on the responsibility of caring for a loved one. What is less obvious to many is the degree to which the experience can affect us, even after, and perhaps especially after, our loved one dies and we think we should be back into life as it …

Life With Cancer

Living Life With Cancer

Sue Sveum Cancer, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

  Living with cancer. Just three little words – but with such deep meaning and complicated feelings. From suspicions and diagnosis to treatment and recovery, living with cancer is a little different for everyone, but it’s almost always a roller coaster ride of emotions. Cancer is very common today, with almost half of the men and a third of all …

Keeping Your Vision Intact As You Age

Keeping Your Vision Intact As You Age

Dorothy Sander Health Conditions, Vision 1 Comment

  One of the biggest challenges we all face as we age is the deterioration of our eyesight. Compromised vision impacts our lives in so many ways, from an increased risk of accidents and falls to the limitation of the daily activities that once shaped our lives. Those with good vision often take their eyesight for granted until it starts …

8 Easy Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer

8 Easy Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer

Dawn Allcot Cancer, CareGiving, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

  It’s not fun (that’s an understatement!) watching our friends get sick as we get older. Breast cancer is currently the most prevalent cancer in the U.S., with more than 234,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. According to the same website, more …

What Really Makes You Sick

In Sickness and In Health – Myths About Your Health

Sue Sveum Health Conditions, Healthy Living, Safety Tips Leave a Comment

  What’s the craziest advice you’ve ever gotten about staying healthy?  How about this one – wear garlic around your neck to keep from getting sick.  Or fill your socks with Vick’s VapoRub to get rid of a cold.  You may be rolling your eyes and laughing out loud at those, but there may be some other common misconceptions that …

SAD and Depression

Be Aware of SAD and Depression This Winter

Nancy LaFever Depression, Health Conditions, Healthy Living Leave a Comment

January has been designated “National Mental Wellness Month” and for many reasons the timing couldn’t be better. For many, post-holiday let-down and “winter blues” brought on by looking ahead at the long winter months before spring combine to affect us in a different ways.  We could use a reminder to pay extra attention to our emotional wellness. But a mental …

Diabetes Diagnosis? 4 Tips for Being a Supportive Caregiver

Michelle Seitzer CareGiving, Diabetes, Health Care, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

Most diabetics are able to manage their own care, but older adults, especially those with other illnesses and health conditions, may need a caregiver’s support. If you are caring for a diabetic senior, consider these tips for being the most supportive caregiver possible: 1. Learn about diabetes The more you know, the more you can do. A better understanding of …

Flu Shots: 7 Things Seniors Should Know

Flu Shots: What Seniors Should Know

Michelle Seitzer Aging Topics, Health Conditions, Healthy Living Leave a Comment

  Adults over the age of 65 are more susceptible to the flu primarily because the immune system weakens with age. Based on this higher risk and susceptibility — according to Flu.gov, 90 percent of flu-related deaths and over half of flu-related hospitalizations occur among seniors — experts strongly recommend getting the flu vaccine, be it the regular or high-dose …

“I CAN’T SLEEP” - Insomnia, It’s Triggers and Cures

“I CAN’T SLEEP” – Insomnia, It’s Triggers and Cures

Dorothy Sander Health Care, Health Conditions, Healthy Living Leave a Comment

It’s 3 a.m. and my eyes are wide open. I lie in bed not wanting to move for fear of waking myself up even more, or disturbing my husband who has himself just fallen into a deep sleep. It’s no use. I pull myself to a sitting position on the edge of the bed as quietly as possible and grope …