Government Sponsored Paid Time-off for Caregiving

November is National Family Caregivers Month to honor the heroic caregivers across America who take care of ill loved ones at home. This year’s theme is BeCareCurious. According to the AARP, more than 40 million voluntary family caregivers receive no pay, but provide about 37 billion dollars of free care. Nearly half of family caregivers…

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Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Senior Health and Carbs: Hey, It’s World Diabetes Day!

senior health and carbs - one of the topics for education on World Diabetes Day

Senior health and carbs, do those two words go together? They had better! That is to say, everyone’s body needs carbs in order to get energy and leave protein stores intact. But seniors and how much carbohydrates they eat, is going to be under discussion soon. So, let’s give a round of applause for our…

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Rehabilitation, Aging Gracefully and Feeling Good about Yourself

aging gracefully and feeling good about yourself

Aging gracefully and feeling good about yourself really can go together.   Aging brings with it many challenges. The body, that worked hard all of its life, moving, doing and producing begins to wear out.   You can’t become a senior ‘just like that’. A baby has to teeth, in order to grow into a…

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American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Recommends Annual Memory Tests for Seniors

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recommends that Seniors age 65 and over be screened every year by their physicians for thinking and memory problems. Aging is a major risk factor for developing problems with memory and thinking. This recommendation was published September 18, 2019, online in the journal of Neurology . The test may…

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Vitamin E may Prevent Permanent Muscle Damage after a Heart Attack

A study published September, 2019 in Redox Biology by researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia found that a strong form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocopherol (α-TOH) can prevent permanent damage or death of the heart muscle after a heart attack. The lead author of the study was Professor Karlheinz Peter, the…

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Caterpillar Fungus Shows Promise to Treat Osteoarthritis (OA)

A study published March 18, 2019 in Scientific Reports showed that a fungus that infects caterpillars called codycepin shows promise to be a unique kind of treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK, led by Dr. Cornelia De Moor and supported by Versus…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to Treat Osteoarthritis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a Low-risk Biologic Treatment for Osteoarthritis Biologics are medical procedures that use a person’s own body cells and blood to heal a damaged part of one’s own body. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to have potential benefits in treating osteoarthritis. PRP is one of the most successful and…

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Overnight Heating Pad can Lower Blood Pressure that Rises when Lying Down

An innovative totally non-invasive and inexpensive way has been found to lower blood pressure in people who suffer from supine hypertension due to autonomic failure. This is a condition that causes blood pressure to rise while lying down and can cause a big drop in blood pressure when getting up. Using a heating pad overnight…

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