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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

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

Managing The Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

There are some common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that may or may not affect you. PD is a disease that varies from person to person, making each case unique. However, you can live a full life if you learn how to manage your symptoms. Living With The Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Below are some common

Getting Your Loved One to Accept Caregiving Services

You Realize Your Loved One Needs Caregiving Caregiving can be a touchy subject to bring up with an elderly loved one. Let us guide you so that you not only approach the subject properly but you understand what’s best for your loved one when it comes to keeping them at home safely. Today’s world often

Seniors and Hydration

Hydration is important for everyone during the summer; but for seniors and those with dementia it’s especially important to make sure they’re hydrated. Often, those with dementia will forget or not realize that they have not eaten or even drank; their minds can reach the point where they don’t comprehend food pangs or thirst. Hydration

Social Workers Making A Difference

  The importance of social workers to those they serve cannot be denied. Social workers touch the lives of many and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics it is a job that continues to see an increase in need throughout the next few decades. Social Workers Are Needed In The Future Need growing at

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

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,

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

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