In the past few years, research has touted the benefits of having a purpose in life, physically as well as emotionally. Two recent studies show that having a purpose in life increased longevity. But knowing is one thing and doing is another. Where do you find meaning, and how do you start? In 2005, Rev. … Continue reading Finding Your Purpose in Life
The numbers are staggering. An estimated 29 million Americans are diabetic, and an additional 86 million suffer from prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Half of all seniors over the age of 65 suffer from prediabetes, which means that blood-glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis … Continue reading Don’t Be a Statistic: Preventing Diabetes
Accidents are common in the home, and a power outage can increase the risk of an accident significantly. Here are some tips for preparing for a power outage or other emergency to help seniors stay safe: Keep flashlights in easily accessible places, such as your nightstand, on the kitchen counter or at the front of … Continue reading Be Prepared for a Power Outage or Emergency
Most doctors and health care providers are honest and bill Medicare accurately for services or supplies that they provide to seniors. However, some people who provide health care services and supplies attempt to defraud the Medicare system. Medicare.gov describes Medicare fraud as a person, group or company billing Medicare for services or goods that a … Continue reading Medicare Fraud – How to Protect Yourself
An international study by scientists in China, the UK and USA has found a link between passive smoking and syndromes of dementia. The study of nearly 6,000 people in five provinces in China reveals that people exposed to passive smoking have a significantly increased risk of severe dementia syndromes. Passive smoking, also known as ‘second-hand’ … Continue reading Link Between Passive Smoking And Dementia
VANCOUVER, July 18, 2012 – Light to moderate alcohol consumption has generally been considered to have some health benefits, including possibly reducing risk of cognitive decline. However, two studies reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Vancouver suggest that moderate alcohol use in late-life, heavier use earlier in life, and … Continue reading Could Alcohol Be Bad for Your Brain?
In-home care includes a wide range of services provided in the home, rather than in a hospital or care facility. It can allow a person with Alzheimer’s or other dementia to stay in his or her own home. It also can be of great assistance to caregivers. Not all in-home services are the same. Some … Continue reading Finding In Home Care