Therapy Programs

Wound Care

July is Wound Bed Preparation Month July is Wound Bed Preparation Month and effective wound bed preparation is the basis of wound care designed to promote speedy healing that also lowers the chance for infections and other complications. Infected Wounds can Lead to Sepsis Dealing with wounds, especially chronic ones, requires expert care and knowledge.…

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Study Shows Interaction between Herpes viruses and Alzheimer’s

Slow Viruses and Prion Diseases Researchers have long suspected that there might be a connection between Alzheimer’s disease and microbes like bacteria or viruses. In fact many studies have dealt with this issue beginning in 1952 when a study suggested that a slow virus form of herpes simplex could be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.…

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An Old Drug may be Able to Reverse Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s

New Study Shows that an old Drug for Treating Asthma can Restore Memory in Mice June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and researchers have discovered that an old drug that was previously used for treating asthma has shown that it can restore memory and cognitive decline in transgenic mice that were developed to have…

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Rehabilitation for a Hip Fracture

Hip Fractures can Lead to Permanent Disability and Early Death One of the most devastating outcomes for seniors after an unintentional fall is to suffer a hip fracture. Hip fractures are particularly deadly, as many seniors will have complications that can lead to a permanent disability or early death. The first year after a hip…

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High Association between Drugs for treating Depression, Parkinson’s and Urinary Problems with Onset of Dementia

Anticholinergic Antidepressant Drugs Linked to High Risk for Dementia A major study carried out by the University of East Anglia in the UK has shown a link between long-term use of anticholinergic drugs for treating depression. bladder problems and Parkinson’s disease with the development of dementia. In fact the anticholinergic antidepressants like Amitriptyline, Dosulepin and…

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Doll Therapy for Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Baby Dolls and Toy Dogs Doll Therapy is an innovative approach for treating some patients suffering from moderate to severe dementia and/or Alzheimer’s and involves the use of a large, life-like baby doll and/or a stuffed toy dog, teddy bear or other animal. Recently, photos went viral on Valentine’s Day when new baby dolls and…

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Back Pain and Seniors

While wine and old cheese get better with age, the same cannot be said about the aging human. If a young person suffers from back and spine problems this is only likely to get worse as the person grows older. Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis Common causes of back pain in seniors are from osteoarthritis and spinal…

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Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Prevention and Rehabilitation

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the number one reason cartilage in knees wear out, but rheumatoid arthritis can also be why people have to face total knee replacement surgery (TKR). Many people who choose to go the surgical route believe they will walk out of the operating theater and be just like they were…

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