Archives for October 2019

How To Enjoy Life With Diabetes

According to the CDC approximately 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, with approximately 8 million going undiagnosed. Those that live with diabetes have the ability to live long, full lives if they take a positive and proactive approach. Risk Factors of Diabetes Some of the risk factors of becoming diabetic you can

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

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

Caregivers Illness

Caregivers’ statistics that will boggle your mind. Thirty-five million Americans are full time caregivers 50% of full time caregivers are doing it on their own Most caregivers have no prior medical or caregiving training that can help them to understand the magnitude of what they will face Doctor Oz recently focused on The Caregiver’s Guide

Real Life Wins An Oscar With Dementia Awareness

The 2015 Oscars will be remembered for bringing early onset dementia to the big screen & helping creating awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association® helped to bring the book “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, into theaters by providing expert advice about the disease to its filmmakers. The movie tells the real-life story of a Alice, played by

For Better Or Worse: Caring For A Spouse With Dementia

In my early years of being in home care, I received a phone call from an elderly man looking for help with his wife, who had moderate to severe dementia.  He explained to me that he owns a cattle farm, which requires a lot of his attention, but his wife’s condition was demanding so much

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

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