Having a good night’s sleep on a regular basis is vital for good health. It is during sleep that our bodies take the time to grow, renew and repair. A lack of quality sleep will do more than just leave you feeling tired, it will also cause you to feel weak,
As we all know that as we age so do our bodies, including our brains. Sometimes we are quick to think that once we start forgetting things, it results to dementia, but that’s not always the case. Although we can’t help the fact that our brains age like our physical bodies,
It’s a very lucky person who never experiences any kind of stress in their lives; but in this day and age, does a truly stress-free person even exist? Between dealing with the daily stressors of work and paying the bills and experiencing major life events, modern life
It’s no secret that doing something nice for someone can give you that warm and fuzzy feeling, but did you know that that feeling is has scientific researched backing it up? There is research that shows that by doing something good for someone can give you a boost in your
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s affects the brain and can cause a slow decline in cognitive function. It affects your memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. Below are 10 symptoms that could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s. If you notice
Today is National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Exercise benefits seniors, and everyone really, in lots of ways. Physical movement can help prevent falls, maintain strength and balance, controls blood pressure and can reduce the chances of certain cancers and diabetes.
Eating a well-balanced diet helps us get the minerals and nutrients we need to be healthy. For some, cooking and eating becomes somewhat of a pleasurable activity, and can bring families closer together. But, as we age, the ability to cook and enjoy food becomes difficult.
Parkinson’s disease attacks and damages the nerves in the brain. Common side effects of the disease include muscle stiffness, tremors in the head and/or hands, slowness in movement and impaired balance. But did you know that women are less like likely to develop Parkinson’s?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. The Parkinson’s Foundation estimates that 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease every year, and almost 1 million people in the US are living with the disease. Signs and
There are several options when it comes to figuring out what to do when it comes to senior care. Some options include: home care/aging in place, assisted living, retirement living, and nursing home living. But how do you know which option is best for you or a loved one? The
In need of a quick and easy, low-carb dinner idea? Check out this recipe from Diabetes Self Management. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 2 tablespoons of reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that can occur at any age, but the chances of developing it is higher in older adults, specifically those 60 years and older. What is RA? When someone has RA, the tissue lining the joints in the body become thickened. This