Dementia Outbursts

One of the biggest challenges for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is dealing with sudden outbursts of agitation and aggression. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, these behaviors can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation. Understanding the Read more…

Keeping a Food Journal

What exactly is a food diary? A food diary or journal is a record of foods that are eaten on a meal-by-meal, daily, or weekly basis. The diary can include nutrition, carbohydrates, calories, fat content, sugars, or other dietary information to help organize and track foods by group, and so Read more…

Feeling Woozy?

Ever feel lightheaded or dizzy from standing up too quickly? It could be caused by a condition called orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension is when the blood pressure drops when a person changes position, such as rising from a sitting or lying position to standing. Orthostatic hypotension may be mild and Read more…

America in Crisis – COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is quickly changing the way we live. The terms “self-quarantine”, “social distancing,” and “isolation” are often mentioned by the media. What do they mean, and how do we apply them to our families and communities? What is self-quarantine? A person who has been exposed to COVID-19 may Read more…

Retro Fitting The Home

Many older adults have spent decades raising families in their homes where they’ve created so many cherished memories. While it may not be possible for a loved one to live independently forever, making a few home modifications can keep the home safe and comfortable. Home modifications for older adults reduce Read more…

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Quenching Heartburn

Heartburn is a common problem and everyone experiences it from time to time. It’s caused by the backwash of stomach acid into the esophagus, also known as acid reflux. Some people get heartburn after meals. Others can be awakened while sleeping. Others experience heartburn after eating specific foods or drinking Read more…

Risk of Sitting Too Much

Many people now sit more than they sleep, spending an average of 10 hours a day driving, at work, and in front of a television. Evidence suggests that sitting for prolonged periods may increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cancer. To reduce some of these risks, it is suggested Read more…

Dealing with Bladder Leaks?

Urinary incontinence occurs when urine is released from the bladder involuntarily. It is estimated that about half of women with urinary incontinence don’t report it to a health care provider due to feeling embarrassed. Fortunately, for many women, a few adjustments in diet and exercise can help decrease minor incontinence Read more…

Dealing with Bladder Leaks?

Urinary incontinence occurs when urine is released from the bladder involuntarily. It is estimated that about half of women with urinary incontinence don’t report it to a health care provider due to feeling embarrassed. Fortunately, for many women, a few adjustments in diet and exercise can help decrease minor incontinence Read more…