Medical and Health Issues

Why Are Flu Shots So Important?

Flu season is upon us and it is extremely important that seniors and those with certain health issues get vaccinated as soon as possible. FAQ’s About Flu Shots When Can I Get The Flu Shot? Get your flu shot now – Flu shots can be given generally from September through the entire winter. The sooner

Chronic Loneliness

You may have never heard the term chronic loneliness but it’s a very real problem for those who live alone, especially the elderly. Recent studies have determined that there is a correlation between chronic loneliness and health issues, including premature death. What is Chronic Loneliness? Chronic loneliness, while somewhat self explanatory, isn’t simply the fact

What You May Not Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis isn’t simply a skin rash that’s inconvenient or not pretty to look at; it’s an auto immune disease that comes out as a red, scaly rash that can be itchy, sore and uncomfortable. Psoriasis is the most common auto immune disease in America, affecting 7.5 million people of every age. Psoriasis Facts Psoriatic Arthritis

Sleep Disorders in the Elderly

As we age, our bodies change and often creating sleep disorders in the elderly. Doctors suggest that adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night, yet there are many reasons why this doesn’t happen for many seniors. How Deal With Sleep Disorders In The Elderly Sleep disorders in the elderly are common; but, there are

Living with Chronic Back Pain

According to WebMD at least 80% of the population experiences back pain at some point of their life; many of them end up with chronic back pain that stays with them forever. When you suffer from back pain your entire body is affected; including psychological and physical pain. 6 Tips for Living with Chronic Back

5 Ways To Deal With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can affect people of all ages; however, when your pain becomes life altering you need to think of ways to manage your pain and your lifestyle. Pain management does not necessarily mean a lifetime of medication; however, sometimes a combination of medication & lifestyle change can be the answer. The Facts About Chronic

UV Safety

July is National UV Safety Month. UV rays can be very harmful. Caregivers need to take special note to ensure that the person they’re caring for is well protected against UV rays whenever they are outside. How UV Rays Affect Your Body Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Yes, skin is

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

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