Archives for June 2015

Healthy Aging – 7 Ways to Love Your Brain

Healthy aging includes ensuring a healthy brain so that your entire body ages well. Brain Facts The Brain Shrinks with Age – as we age our brains shrink; especially the frontal lobe and the hippocampus (see above image). These areas are used for complex mental activities, planning, basic learning, and memory. White Matter – the

What’s it like to have Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s awareness is important not only for understanding what someone who has the disease is going through, but in trying to understand the best way to cope together. The Alzheimer’s Association has an excellent “tour inside the brain of Alzheimer’s” that can help you to better understand the disease. Know The Facts  1/3 of those

Honoring Nursing Assistants

In June Nursing Assistants are nationally recognized for their importance to the field of medicine. As our nation of baby boomers ages, the importance of having excellent nursing assistants cannot be understated. What Is A Nursing Assistant? Nursing assistants work under the supervision and direction of RN’s, LPN’s and other medical staff members. Nursing Assistants

Cataracts – Know The Facts

June is National Cataracts Awareness Month and while most of us have heard of cataracts, we don’t necessarily have a true understanding of what it is and how it can be treated. Cataracts is the clouding of the lens of your eye and is only treatable with surgery. Symptoms of Cataracts Blurred Vision Sensitivity to

Diagnosed and Living with Scleroderma

Are you living with scleroderma? If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed and living with scleroderma, it’s time to learn how have quality of life despite the symptoms. Hopefully you’ve read our informative article on “What Is Scleroderma” to find out some facts. Living With Scleroderma – quality of life It is

What is Scleroderma?

It is most likely that you have never heard of scleroderma unless you or a loved one has been diagnosed. Scleroderma is defined as an auto-immune disease that affects the connective tissue. One of the most visible symptoms is hardening of skin. Facts About Scleroderma According to the Scleroderma Foundation there are a number of

Caregiving For Someone With Aphasia

We discussed Aphasia in our previous blog, covering the definition of Aphasia & some ideas and techniques for working with those who suffer from Aphasia. However, caregiving for someone with Aphasia can be complicated and frustrating for both parties. Talking With/To Someone With Aphasia It can be difficult to talk to someone with Aphasia. Here

The Silence of Aphasia

There is a saying that “Silence is golden”and while this may be true in many situations, if you or someone you love has been afflicted with Aphasia you may long to hear words from their lips. Aphasia is caused by an injury to the brain and is an impairment of the ability to speak, understand