Summer Health Tips For Seniors, Be Good to Yourself

Summer health guidelines start today, June 21st, and it’s especially important for seniors to follow them. June 21st is known as the Summer Solstice and is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Today officially marks the start of Summer.       Summer Health: Attention Seniors Seniors need to be especially…

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Vascular Dementia: What Is It? Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Vascular dementia, also described as multi-infarct dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older people. Because it has a lower profile than Alzheimer’s, many people don’t think of it when forgetfulness becomes a problem. It’s also difficult to diagnose so it’s difficult to know the exact number of sufferers. Current estimates are 15%…

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Men’s Health Month is This Month Of June, Stay Healthy

Men’s health month is this month, June 2018. It got its start back in 1994 when Congress passed a bill declaring the week before Father’s Day as Men’s Health Week. This year, it is observed June 11-17. All men are encouraged to wear blue and all of us are encouraged to show our support by…

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Find A Cure, June Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, is so far, much like trying to find a cure for The Holy Grail, unsuccessful. June 2018 has been designated by The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as a time to bring more information to the public.     Find A Cure: Alzheimer’s Terrible Statistics 1 in 3…

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Memory Care: How To Choose the Best Nursing Facility

Memory care is a special type of elder care tailored to the unique requirements of senior citizens suffering from advancing dementia and progressive Alzheimer’s disease. A skilled nursing home facility should offer individualized care. That is a big plus. The individualized care given to patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia provides help with bathing, grooming, and…

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Skilled Nursing Homes Provides Stellar Short, Long Term Alzheimer’s Care

A skilled nursing home provides valuable short term and long term care and rehabilitation services for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is an incurable brain disease and its statistics are frightening. It causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. For example, 1…

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Gabapentin: Can This New Painkiller Actually Kill You?

Gabapentin, a painkiller, is now the painkiller of choice by prescribing doctors. Indeed, in the wake of the current opioid epidemic, doctors and patients are turning to other medications to ease pain.     Gabapentin: What Does It Do? The FDA has approved it for seizures and certain pain conditions. This includes nerve pain caused…

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National Skilled Nursing Home Week May 13-19 2018

This entire week, May 13-19, 2018 is National Skilled Nursing Home Week. It was formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. This years 2018 theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This acknowledgement and praise for the skilled nursing fraternity was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always begins on Mother’s Day.…

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Sensitive Skin: What To Do, What Not To Do For Healthy Skin

Sensitive skin reacts to triggers like weather, allergies, or certain products. Yours might turn red, dry out, sting, feel itchy or tight, or get bumps, scales, or hives. Conditions like eczema, contact dermatitis, rosacea, and more are often to blame. Look for the words “gentle on skin” or “for sensitive skin” on labels when you…

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