Resolve to Save Energy—and Money—in 2017

Was “save money” on your list of New Year’s resolutions this year? There are all sorts of ways to spend less that can that add up to big savings—and one of those things can benefit not only our wallet, but also the environment. […]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00February 1st, 2017|Elder Care|Comments Off on Resolve to Save Energy—and Money—in 2017

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Brain

As we grow older, we tend to worry about our memory and thinking. We hear so much about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, and chances are we have friends and loved ones who have been touched by one of these conditions. Some people even believe that memory loss is inevitable—that they will surely become “senile” [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00December 7th, 2016|Elder Care|Comments Off on Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Brain

Holiday Tips for People With Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month. Is it ironic or intentional that this recognition should fall at the beginning of the holiday season, when temptations abound, and travel disrupts our care routine? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. With some planning [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00November 9th, 2016|Elder Care, health|Comments Off on Holiday Tips for People With Diabetes

Don’t Fall for Disaster Fraud

Steve saw Mom at her computer with her credit card out. “What are you doing?” he asked. Mom had a sad look on her face. “I’m making a donation to a charity that’s helping the Christians who are being persecuted by ISIS,” she said. Steve looked at the email Mom had received; the sender had [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00October 19th, 2016|Elder Care|Comments Off on Don’t Fall for Disaster Fraud

Avoiding the Harm of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Researchers from University of Copenhagen wanted to learn more about the effects of being sedentary. In a recent study, they had a group of men wear a leg pad that caused them to be highly inactive for two weeks. The startling results: After only two weeks, young test subjects lost a third of their muscle [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:42-06:00October 5th, 2016|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Avoiding the Harm of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Connected

As we age, our ability to maintain social relationships may wane. Friends and loved ones pass away, health issues may isolate us, and physical limitations may make it difficult to go out and meet people. […]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:42-06:00September 7th, 2016|Elder Care|Comments Off on Keeping Nursing Home Residents Connected

Talking With Your Loved One About Incontinence

Seniors who are experiencing urinary incontinence often feel all alone. But they are not. Though the topic seldom comes up in conversation, it affects more than half of women past the age of menopause, and also affects many senior men. According to the American College of Physicians (ACP), over $20 billion per year is spent on [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:42-06:00July 27th, 2016|Elder Care|Comments Off on Talking With Your Loved One About Incontinence

National Institutes of Health Highlights the Benefits of Gardening

Have you started your summer garden yet? In a recent issue of NIH News in Health, the National Institutes of Health shared some information that might motivate you to rush right down to the nursery to pick up some seeds, seedlings and gardening tools! Is there anything more delicious and nutritious than vine-ripened tomatoes, just-harvested [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:42-06:00July 13th, 2016|Elder Care|Comments Off on National Institutes of Health Highlights the Benefits of Gardening

Strength Training: Do Elastic Bands Work?

Strength training is an important component of a senior exercise program, helping older adults avoid age-related muscle loss, bone loss, and loss of flexibility. Lifting weights and using machines both provide benefits, but many seniors prefer to use resistance bands. Do these stretchy implements provide a good workout? Yes, if you use them correctly, say [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:42-06:00May 25th, 2016|Elder Care|Comments Off on Strength Training: Do Elastic Bands Work?