Preventing Brain Injury in Seniors

The topic of preventing brain injury in seniors is relevant as March is the awareness month for brain injury. The main aims of the Brain Injury Association of America are: Through increasing awareness, reducing the stigma attached to brain injury. Enabling brain-injury survivors and those who look after them to move forward and achieve. There…

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Seniors with Alzheimer’s: Retaining Short-Term and Long-Term Memory

Alzheimer’s is known to be a progressive disease, that affects memory. Seniors with Alzheimer’s suffer from the worry of how the disease will affect them in the future. As a result, many seniors focus actively on how can they go about retaining short-term and long-term memory.   How Alzheimer’s Affects the Memory Amyloid deposits on…

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Does Your Physician Support a Healthy Senior Lifestyle?

a healthy senior lifestyle

Asking a question like “Does your physician support a healthy senior lifestyle?” might seem a little odd. After all, physicians are there for the sole purpose of promoting health! What we are really asking, is whether the physician actively promotes concepts that will make a positive difference. In order to analyze that, we have to…

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Tips for Seniors: Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

a better night’s sleep

Seniors need a better night’s sleep just as a vast majority of the population do! Many of us need to improve our habits and routines, as they affect sleep.   Some of the Problems We Face in Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Some people lose sleep due to poor organizational skills. When they should be…

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Post Stroke Rehab – Tips for Spoken Communication Within the Family

spoken communication within the family

Spoken communication within the family changes when a stroke affects a member of the family. When one person in a family is struggling to communicate, the whole family is affected. Everyone in the family needs tips for spoken communication within the family. The survivor especially, needs tips and support, so that they can find solutions…

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Stroke Rehab: Adaptations to the Home

Adaptations to the Home - Crutches are a Parable - the same way that crutches help someone to walk, adaptive devices can help a senior to live independently.

As a follow-on to the article called Fear of Going Home Following a Stroke, let’s look at adaptations to the home. Why would a person want to make adaptations to the home? And which adaptations to the home might a person make?   Why Make Adaptations to the Home? When a senior is physically affected…

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Stroke Rehab: Fear of Going Home Following a Stroke

What can a senior do when they have fear of going home following a stroke?   The Medical Journey of a Stroke Patient Senior patients who have experienced a stroke, receive care in the hospital for their emergency care. Many seniors opt for continuing that care in a post-acute rehab setting. In a post-acute rehab…

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Promoting Healthy Weight for Seniors with Recreational Activities

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It’s never too late to enjoy life a little! Being that this week is National Healthy Weight Week, let’s join up the topic of healthy weight with having fun. Promoting healthy weight for seniors is not a matter to be taken lightly.   Weight as a Predictor of Health in Seniors Many studies have been…

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Innovation – Smart Shoes to Help Seniors in Rehab

smart shoes to help seniors

It would be so nice to have smart shoes to help seniors. As technology advances, we have smart ‘everythings’. These innovations range from smart toothbrushes  to smart clothing. There is more to life than fun and games. That is one possible response to news from Brilliant Sole, a leader in developing smart shoes for virtual reality…

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