Archives for April 2019

Do You Know What Kills More Women Than Anything?

Wearing red in February is a reminder of women and heart health, at any age, because heart attacks are the number 1 killer of women! Because the signs are so subtle in women, they are often ignored. Many people don’t realize that women’s symptoms for a heart attack can differ from those of men. In

Bringing Dementia to Light

  Many don’t realize that dementia is a term that actually refers to a symptom of a variation of brain disorders which can include Alzheimer’s. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming and life changing to say the least. However, like most everything in life that we are dealing with, understanding the

Take Control of Your Diabetes – Utilizing Your Diabetes Team

If you have diabetes, especially Type II, you have to understand that with that diagnosis comes the responsibility of a disease that needs to be managed/controlled. One can live a very long and full life with diabetes, as long as it’s under control and the best way to make sure you are in control of

Arthritis and Taking Medication

Could you be putting someone you love at risk when you take your medication? Many people have a variety of medications to treat one or more medical issues. Often those with arthritis or lack of feeling in their hands due to other medical issues (sometimes even a side effect of medications) can’t easily grasp or

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

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