6 Things to Know About Mental Illness in Older Adults
September is Healthy Aging Month, and in part three of The Healthy Aging Series we’ll be covering mental illness. It’s …
Stroke Care: What You Need to Know About Stroke Rehabilitation Centers
If your loved one suffers a stroke you will be thrust into unknown waters. While the medical team takes care of stabilizing your loved one, you will have to check on insurance coverage, communicate with the care team, and quickly develop a post-stroke care plan.
Four Things You Need to Know About Post-Stroke Care
If your loved one has suffered a stroke you need to know as much as possible about in-home stroke care. Hospitals and rehabilitation centers can only keep patients for the length of time allowed by insurance coverage.
Stroke Care: How to Help Stroke Survivors Regain Skills
A stroke can rob people of many physical and mental abilities. Depending upon the extent of the brain damage caused …
How Walking Can Promote Stroke Recovery
In the initial days after a stroke, it may be difficult or impossible for your loved one to walk. However, as they regain that ability it is important to constantly practice walking in order to promote stroke recovery. Recovery from stroke is a lifelong pursuit with small gains made over the course of months and years.
Stroke Care: How to Help a Parent Recover from Stroke at Home
Recovering from a stroke is a lifelong process made up of tiny steps over the course of many months and years. It is not a process with a specific time frame or goals that can be accomplished according to a set schedule. In order to help your parent recover from a stroke at home you need information and support. Recovery is a long process and the more you know the easier it will be.
5 Things Every Caregiver Should Know About Stroke Care
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Stroke risk increases with age.
Can You Identify the Signs of Stroke Fast?
Every year more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke, about 610,000 of them for the first time. Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes.
Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Audiologists
You may know that your loved one has suffered hearing loss before he or she is willing to admit it. You see the signs every day – your loved one believes people are mumbling when they speak, the television is always garbled and they repeatedly ask you to repeat yourself.
Understanding Leukemia and Lymphoma
Over 170,000 people will be diagnosed with either leukemia or lymphoma in 2016, and education is key to preventing, screening, or treating leukemia and lymphoma. Since September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month worldwide, we’re sharing an overview of the diseases along with treatments and ways to help if a loved one is living with either.
Psoriasis in Aging Adults
In recognition of August as Psoriasis Awareness Month worldwide, we are sharing information on the condition to promote awareness. Psoriasis is not contagious and can normally be found on the knees, elbows and scalp, but can appear anywhere on the body.
The Benefits of Meditation
Meditation, the practice of using deep breathing to clear your mind, can be practiced by members of any age group and has potential health benefits for all. By practicing mindful meditation, older adults can take control of their thoughts and feelings, and are able to create inspired feelings of peace and well-being while connecting with their inner selves.