* Health Issues

April 18, 2018

RELIEF FROM RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Restless leg syndrome affects roughly one in 10 adults in the US, a condition known for keeping people up at night because of the overwhelming urge to move the legs while at rest. Also known as Willis Ekbom […]
April 13, 2018

How to Convince Your Parent to Move to Assisted Living

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK Conventional wisdom says that we all want to stay in our own homes for as long as we can. That is likely how most of our elders feel, but it’s not always […]
April 12, 2018

Pseudo Dementia

In working with seniors, one common error is the rush to assume that because someone has reached a certain age, any negative changes in thinking or behavior must be due to the onset of dementia.
April 10, 2018

DOES CANNABIS STOP CERVICAL CANCER?

Cancer is an umbrella term that essentially results in gross proliferation of certain cell types throughout the body and can form (metastasize) in many different ways. The result is always the same, hyper-growth of a certain group […]
April 3, 2018

3 Reasons Medical Marijuana is Beneficial for Seniors

Many of today’s seniors were most likely middle-aged during the Regan-era war on drugs. Weed was the gateway drug and considered just as dangerous as crack-cocaine. Anti-weed PSAs were aplenty, making the perils of using pot […]
March 27, 2018

De-Stigmatizing Urinary Incontinence

Too often caregivers feel that their loved one’s incontinence is a natural result of aging, dementia, medication or disability. They may not seek help because they assume that nothing can be done. But that might not […]
March 26, 2018

5 Ways to Control Diabetes

These 5 steps will help caregivers manage their aging parent’s diabetes and live a long and active life. 1. Educate Yourself About Diabetes in the Elderly
March 13, 2018

Does Approach Matter?

If you are providing care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, it might seem that the word “no” has become a natural response to any question. “Ready for your shower?” “No.” “Are you hungry?” “No.” […]
March 1, 2018

Physical Exercise: Good Medicine for the Brain

Regular physical exercise is important for brain health. Being active is important whether a person has normal memory and thinking abilities or has a memory disorder such as a Mild Cognitive Impairment, early/moderate Alzheimer’s disease or […]
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