Archives for March 2019

Muhammad Ali’s Battle With Parkinson’s Disease

Here is an interesting article on Muhammad Ali’s struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, and it includes some great advice for caregivers from his wife, Lonnie.Click here to read this amazing story of love and strength Photo by Kris Krug  

Summer Storms and Safety

Summer storms can present problems for anyone, but for seniors and those homebound it can be very frightening. A summer storm can quickly change conditions around us. Keep In Contact Family members don’t always live close enough to check on loved ones during bad weather; sometimes roads may be closed due to heavy damage in

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

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

Diabetic Seniors – Eat Well On a Budget

It is imperative that as a diabetic senior, you focus on eating well. Following a healthy diet can be expensive but some of these tips can help. Here’s a great informational graphic that the NCOA created to help all seniors eat well as they age. It’s also important as a diabetic senior to check your

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Are You Letting Type II Diabetes Destroy Your Quality of Life? It may be hard to accept, but a diagnosis of diabetes late in life can actually be a wake up call that could save your life. Being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes is a frightening moment, but it can also be a sign that

Could Cognitive Impairment be Heart Related?

New research may help us to understand the connection between heart health and brain health. In a study conducted at the University of Texas, they looked at 2,000 adults with plaque build-up in their arteries. While this plaque build-up was a precursor to obvious heart health issues, they were surprised to find that there is

The Importance of Senior Hygiene

Senior Hygiene – Showering You may be creating a battle with your loved one over the wrong things. Here are some areas that are often cause for battle between a full-time family caregiver and a senior loved one. The reason can be anything from simple age to dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Senior Hygiene Shower/Bath