Archives for February 2015

Are You At Risk For A Stroke?

What is a stroke? When blood flow is blocked or cut off from reaching the brain, the brain becomes depleted of oxygen and brain cells begin to die off almost immediately; causing an ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes are the most common types of stroke and can happen due to various reason with a blood clot in

Real Life Wins An Oscar With Dementia Awareness

The 2015 Oscars will be remembered for bringing early onset dementia to the big screen & helping creating awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association® helped to bring the book “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, into theaters by providing expert advice about the disease to its filmmakers. The movie tells the real-life story of a Alice, played by

Caregiving Crisis

Caregiving When Family Isn’t Around Today’s families seem to be scattered all around the globe for a variety of reasons, ranging from job to furthering education. What this means for today’s aging society is that many are aging alone, without close family around to help or even know what goes on in the day to

How Many Lives Could You Save?

Discussing Organ and Body Donation The importance of organ and body donation is a discussion that needs to happen. While discussing end of life matters can be emotional, it is a part of life. Often those who are sickly or elderly will comment “who would want any part of this body anyways?” and laugh; however,

Music and Dementia

Music and Dementia, Activating the Mind Music has a way of connecting with the mind; it has been found to be extremely helpful and calming to those with dementia. Numerous studies have shown that utilizing music to work with those with dementia in a variety of ways is extremely successful; including helping caregivers to calm

Do You Know What Kills More Women Than Anything?

Wearing red in February is a reminder of women and heart health, at any age, because heart attacks are the number 1 killer of women! Because the signs are so subtle in women, they are often ignored. Many people don’t realize that women’s symptoms for a heart attack can differ from those of men. In

Heart Health Tips for The Homebound

It’s important for everyone both young and elderly to take note of some simple tips and ideas to keep heart healthy. You or a loved one may be homebound for a variety of reasons, perhaps none even associated with heart issues, but keeping a heart healthy attitude can help make every day a gift! Keep