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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Like any health issue it is important to be well educated as you move into uncharted territories of your life. Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s According to the Mayo Clinic there are early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which include some of the following: Changes in

The Power of Positive Thinking

You Have the Power to Change Your Life It is quite easy to see the negative aspects of life, especially when we are faced with a life changing medical issue; yet positive thinking has a power unlike anything we have been able to recreate medically. Much research has been done to connect the power of

A Clean Bathroom – Hygiene and Safety in the Bathroom

The Importance of a Clean Bathroom Caregivers often take on the job of cleaning when caring for a senior loved one. However, like most people who are stressed for time and energy, a clean bathroom may end up being done with quick and easy methods simply to save on time and effort. That’s why it’s

The Effects of Alcohol On Older Adults

It’s not uncommon for older adults to occasionally enjoy a glass of wine, a shot of whiskey, or a glass of brandy by the fire.  Some retirement communities have daily happy hours, where the elderly residents can gather, socialize, and have fun.  But because of the increased effect that alcohol has on the elderly, older

Strokes and OAB

As we continue to learn about strokes and the issues it can present, we’ve found that the risk of suffering from an overactive bladder (OAB) is increased for those who have had a stroke. While many would never associate blood flow and strokes with bladder control, the reality is that a healthy lifestyle combines many

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

Is Your Vision Affecting Your Quality of Life?

Often people assume that as you age your vision decreases; it’s just a part of getting old, right? However, the truth is that with proper care and maintenance seniors can hold on to their vision much longer than they may expect and while some change of vision is expected with aging it’s not always a

Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month so we’d like to share some ways to help you feel your best. Healthy aging month is designed to help people 45 and over take charge; aging with the healthiest body possible (physical health), the brightest & healthiest mind (mental health), being socially active and financially healthy as you age.

When It’s Time to Take Away the Car Keys

As we age, it is normal for our driving abilities to change, and factors such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, and slowed motor reflexes may become a problem.  The effects of aging can result in a reduction of strength, coordination, and flexibility, which can impact the ability of a senior citizen to safely control a

Why Respite Care Is Important To The Family Caregiver

Taking care of an elderly family member can be both physically and emotionally draining on a caregiver.  If you ask a family caregiver, you will hear how hard it can be to care for a loved one full time.  According to the Center for Disease Control, caregivers pay a high price for their labors of