Archives for January 2015

Newly Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s – What’s In The Future

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is a moment that defines your life, your existence, and most of all your future. Like any disease, every person will react differently however; it’s not only how YOU react when diagnosed but how those around you react also. It is frightening for all involved; but you must keep lines of

FRAIL – A Medical Assessment of Health

What is frail? Frail is not just look! We’ve found it’s much more, including the fight & the determination you have for life. Johns Hopkins University has created a test using the Acronym F.R.A.I.L. to determine how frail or strong a patient is for surgery & aftercare. This test could also become very helpful to

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Are You Letting Type II Diabetes Destroy Your Quality of Life? It may be hard to accept, but a diagnosis of diabetes late in life can actually be a wake up call that could save your life. Being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes is a frightening moment, but it can also be a sign that

Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration Isn’t Just a Summer Problem A recent article reported that seniors are five times more likely to be suffering from dehydration when coming from a nursing home to a hospital for a health issue. The biggest reason for this problem of senior dehydration was that those in the home were thought to be given

Living with Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Most people assume that glaucoma is simply defined as eye pressure behind the eye itself; however, the truth is that you can have glaucoma without having increased pressure behind the eye. There are multiple types of glaucoma, including the most common type, open angle glaucoma (90% of those diagnosed have this type

Divorced Seniors – Finding a New Life in the Golden Years

The life of divorced seniors is not unlike the life of many divorced people in today’s world. However, they are often left dealing with not only the typical issues of divorce but also facing being alone while aging and facing health issues. Susan L. Brown, PhD, a professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University

Could Your Thyroid Be Making You Feel Sick?

The Importance of Your Thyroid Health Most people don’t comprehend the role your thyroid plays in order for your body to operate properly and efficiently. To put it into perspective, your thyroid is literally “The Boss of Cells & Organs”; releasing the hormones it produces into your bloodstream to help your cells & organs turn

When Your Spouse Is Diagnosed With A Life Changing Disease

As a spouse, we often are put into the position of full time caregiver and advocate for our loved one when they are diagnosed with a life changing disease. While this can feel like an overwhelming time in your life, you need to understand that there are options available to help you make the adjustments