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Honoring World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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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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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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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

promoting healthy weight for seniors with moral support

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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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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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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Aging Gracefully: National Celebration of Life Week

National Celebration of Life Week

Well, the new year has rolled in. To some of us, it means facing new obligations that we put off dealing with last year. To others the start of a new year is typified by trying to remember to write the correct year when writing a check! And then, there is National Celebration of Life…

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