Archives for November 2019

Caregiving Crisis

Caregiving When Family Isn’t Around Today’s families seem to be scattered all around the globe for a variety of reasons, ranging from job to furthering education. What this means for today’s aging society is that many are aging alone, without close family around to help or even know what goes on in the day to

Helping Caregivers Avoid Migraine Headaches

The World Doesn’t Stop When You Have a Migraine Unfortunately migraines don’t have a real schedule. Those who suffer from migraine headaches understand how they can literally change your life in an instant. According to HealthLine a migraine is defined as a disorder characterized by repeated attacks of severe headache. A migraine headache causes throbbing

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

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

Caregiving with Dignity

When someone can no longer care for themselves, it is important to allow them to keep their dignity while accepting caregiving at home. The Need for Caregiving Every person is unique, so their caregiving should be unique. There are a number of reasons why caregiving is needed. Chronic Pain – A variety of reasons can

Great Summer Activities for Seniors

It is very important to both the mental and physical well-being of the elderly to remain active and stimulated. Far too often, seniors tend to stay cooped up in the house, because they lack the means or the will to stay actively engaged in various life events.  Remaining isolated and not participating in various activities

What is Scleroderma?

It is most likely that you have never heard of scleroderma unless you or a loved one has been diagnosed. Scleroderma is defined as an auto-immune disease that affects the connective tissue. One of the most visible symptoms is hardening of skin. Facts About Scleroderma According to the Scleroderma Foundation there are a number of

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

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

What You May Not Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis isn’t simply a skin rash that’s inconvenient or not pretty to look at; it’s an auto immune disease that comes out as a red, scaly rash that can be itchy, sore and uncomfortable. Psoriasis is the most common auto immune disease in America, affecting 7.5 million people of every age. Psoriasis Facts Psoriatic Arthritis