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Dwindling appetite? Tray filled with delicious, nutritious foods.

Dwindling Appetite?

If you have elderly loved ones, you may notice they are eating less and picking at their food. A gradual reduction in appetite with advancing age is not usually a cause for concern.  Most older adults will eat less because of lower energy requirements with advancing age.   There are several different reasons why seniors […]

Forgetfulness: Normal or Not?

Forgetfulness: Normal or Not?

Forget someone’s name? Misplace the car keys? Missed an appointment? Memory lapses happen to everyone, but there are times we wonder whether these slips are normal. Memory is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as, “the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained.” Our ability to remember and to recall past […]

Diabetic Superfoods. Bowl of avocados.

Diabetic Superfoods

What makes a food “super”?  Superfoods is a term used to described nutrient-packed foods that may have more health benefits than other foods. When it comes to diabetes, eating the right foods can help keep glucose levels in check.  There are many foods rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber that can be added to the […]

Warning - Mini Stroke. Don't be fooled by a transient ischemic attack.

Warning – Mini-Stroke

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is like a stroke in that it has similar symptoms, but it only lasts a few minutes and causes no permanent damage or disabilities. It is often referred to as a mini-stroke. TIA happens when there is not enough oxygen reaching the brain. This is often due to a blood […]

UTIs and Dementia in Seniors

UTIs and Dementia in Seniors

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in seniors can become a complex issue. It is important for family caregivers to know the signs of UTI in the elderly. UTIs can cause serious side effects like delirium and possibly lead to kidney infections and sepsis. The elderly experience different symptoms of UTI compared to middle aged adults or […]

Gadgets for Parkinson’s

Gadgets for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) can make daily living challenging. PD symptoms such as shakiness, slow movements, and rigid muscles can affect daily life. As the disease progresses, it can turn ordinary tasks such as eating, dressing and writing into daunting chores.  Gadgets – better known as assistive devices – can help make these tasks easier for […]

Managing afib symptoms. Senior couple dancing outdoors.

Managing AFib Symptoms

According to the American Heart Association, atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.  When someone has AFib, their heartbeat is irregular. The upper chambers of the heart are out of sync with the lower chambers. Irregularities in the rhythm […]

February is American Heart Month. Heart shaped box of chocolates.

Chocolate for Heart Health

Oh, what a glorious feeling to give and receive love. Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on chocolate, and it’s a safe bet that Valentine’s Day accounts for a decent percentage of the total. While a heart-shaped box of chocolates seems like the opposite of healthy, hundreds of studies have found chocolate – especially […]

Medicare Pays 100%. Professional team of doctors and nurses.

Medicare Pays 100%

Is home health covered by Medicare? The answer is, yes! Medicare covers home health 100% with no co-pay or secondary insurance needed. If you or a loved one could use the help of a nurse or therapist, home health may be the right choice. To qualify for home health care, you or your loved one […]

Following up with your doctor. Lady on the cell phone chatting with her doctor.

What to do After Your Doctor Visit

Visiting your doctor is often only a first step to good health. What you do next can be even more important. Here are some tips to help you get the care you need: Ask your doctor’s office to notify you when your next visit or recommended health screenings should happen. Put an appointment reminder on […]