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Seniors And The Importance Of Regular Exercise

Seniors And The Importance Of Regular Exercise

Exercise packs tremendous benefits for people of all ages--especially aging Americans. Learn why incorporating light activity to moderate exercise is an essential part of elder care. "Inactivity increases with age. By age 75, about one in three men and one in two...

Helping your immune system

Helping your immune system

Our immune system is very important to staying healthy. There are several things to boost the ability to stay well. First eat a good diet. Many of us eat processed food such as white bread, white rice, cookies, cakes candy, etc. These items have little or no nutrient...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

These are scary days. The Coronavirus is causing uncertainty and stress. Social distancing is causing social isolation, loneliness, and a feeling of helplessness. The time frame for how long this will last is unknown. The elderly are at the greatest risk of severe...

The Essentials For Aging In Place

The Essentials For Aging In Place

By 2040, the population of Americans ages 65 and up will increase by 123% -- from 6.5 million to 14.4 million people. Among this population, 90% wish to age at home. However, for those who can't live at home, or don't want to, then making the decision to find senior...

3 Tips For Choosing The Best Home Care Provider

3 Tips For Choosing The Best Home Care Provider

Caring for an elderly loved one can be a daunting task, especially when you are trying to juggle these responsibilities while still raising a family at home. Hiring outside professional help can provide relief for you as well as the proper care for your aging parent....

Falls in the Elderly

Falls in the Elderly

Falling is a common condition that increases morbidity and mortality in the elderly. It is a frequent reason for people to lose their independence and move into nursing homes. 25% of elderly people will die after a broken hip resulting from a fall. Here are some...

Healing with Guided Imagery

Healing with Guided Imagery

What is guided imagery? It is a form of meditation where questions are asked and pondered. The healing can come from the answers given to the questions. The questions can be asked by either the person who is meditating or by a therapist. Questions should center around...

What is good to eat?

What is good to eat?

There are several diets that are gaining notoriety. Diets such as the low carb, low fat diet or the Atkins diet, the Mediterranean diet, the Paleo diet, the anti-inflammatory diet and the list goes on and on. So what is the best diet to go on? Many of these diets have...

What are Probiotics anyway?

What are Probiotics anyway?

Our human gut is lined with billions and billions of good bacteria that help us absorb nutrients and keep toxins and other molecules that may hurt us out of our body. These bacteria, it is believed, come from our mothers in the process of being born as well as our...

Common Vitamin Deficiencies in the Elderly

Common Vitamin Deficiencies in the Elderly

As we age, our intake of micronutrients as well as our ability to absorb certain nutrients decrease. This results in deficiencies. The most common are vitamin B 12, vitamin D and calcium. It is recommended that people over the age of 51 take a Vitamin B 12 supplement...

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