21Nov, 2016

Nutrition and exercise for seniors

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When looking at foods that are beneficial to the elderly population, we should look at foods that have a high antioxidant content. Free radicals are molecules within our body that cause oxidative damage. This damage can lead to a number of health risks, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and macular degeneration. Luckily there are foods available to us that are filled with antioxidants, which guard us from free radical damage. The geriatric population should focus on “super foods”, which are foods that are very nutrient dense and supply you with […]

24Aug, 2015

8 Health Red Flags to Watch for In Aging Parents

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It is not uncommon to feel concerned about the wellness of aging parents. However, it can be difficult to determine which signs of aging are typical and customary, versus those that are symptoms of a more complicated issue.  It is important to be aware of indications relating to physician impairments, elderly depression, and signs of dementia symptoms, among other issues. To determine if your parents are able to appropriately care for themselves, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and are exhibiting typical signs of aging, reference this list. During visits or while […]

23Jan, 2015

How Home Health Aides Help in Diabetes Care

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 Home health aides can be one of the main resources for daily care and treatment of diabetes for patients who need outside help. The personal assistance provided by home heath care workers can mean the difference between patients staying in their own homes or having to move to assisted living. Special Needs of Diabetes Patients Diabetes patients need to monitor their blood sugar levels daily. It is essential that they maintain a healthy diet and get enough exercise to stay healthy. If they are living alone, this can be hard […]

2Jan, 2015

The Real Impact of Hip Fractures

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The real impact of a hip fractures and its impact upon the elderly and the healthcare system are becoming more and more pronounced as research continues to emerge on the subject. The most telling revelation from the research is that fall prevention is absolutely critical, and education 0n fall prevention need to be imparted as early as possible. Fall Prevention is Absolutely Critical In Preventing Hip Fractures The incidence of falling and suffering from a fractured hip, seems common, and a frequent event for the aging. The commonality of the […]

15Apr, 2014

Optimism linked to reduced risk of heart failure

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Are you a  glass half full or half empty kind of person? If you are over the age of 50, and are half full you are likely to have a reduced risk of heart failure according  and full of optimism, you are likely to be at lower risk of heart failure, according to a recent study. The research led by Dr. Eric Kim of the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, published their findings in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Previous studies have indicated that positive outlooks may […]