Medical and Health Issues

Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration Isn’t Just a Summer Problem A recent article reported that seniors are five times more likely to be suffering from dehydration when coming from a nursing home to a hospital for a health issue. The biggest reason for this problem of senior dehydration was that those in the home were thought to be given

Living with Chronic Back Pain

According to WebMD at least 80% of the population experiences back pain at some point of their life; many of them end up with chronic back pain that stays with them forever. When you suffer from back pain your entire body is affected; including psychological and physical pain. 6 Tips for Living with Chronic Back

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

Caregiving For Someone With Aphasia

We discussed Aphasia in our previous blog, covering the definition of Aphasia & some ideas and techniques for working with those who suffer from Aphasia. However, caregiving for someone with Aphasia can be complicated and frustrating for both parties. Talking With/To Someone With Aphasia It can be difficult to talk to someone with Aphasia. Here

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

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

Could Your Thyroid Be Making You Feel Sick?

The Importance of Your Thyroid Health Most people don’t comprehend the role your thyroid plays in order for your body to operate properly and efficiently. To put it into perspective, your thyroid is literally “The Boss of Cells & Organs”; releasing the hormones it produces into your bloodstream to help your cells & organs turn

Chronic Loneliness

You may have never heard the term chronic loneliness but it’s a very real problem for those who live alone, especially the elderly. Recent studies have determined that there is a correlation between chronic loneliness and health issues, including premature death. What is Chronic Loneliness? Chronic loneliness, while somewhat self explanatory, isn’t simply the fact

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

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