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Senior Eating Habits for Healthy Teeth

By Judah G | August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Choosing eating habits for healthy teeth has an impact on your overall health. So for seniors, who may want to avoid dentures, this is an especially wise thing to do. What should you do? In general, you should be choosing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean proteins like turkey, chicken and fish.…

Foot Care for Diabetes

By Judah G | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Foot care for diabetes patients is all-important. This is because diabetes often damages the blood vessels that carry blood to the feet. That means, small cuts and grazes heal at a slower rate and can even lead to gangrene. In some cases, simple blisters have turned into major infections. These infections don’t heal and amputation…

Do You Know These Facts About Your Dentures?

By Judah G | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, over 50% of people in the United States are missing at least one tooth due to gum disease, tooth decay or injury. Dentures are made of acrylic (plastic) or metal. Here are the facts about dentures. Why Should I Replace a Missing Tooth? When you have a missing tooth…

4 Medical Reasons for Insomnia that You Should Know

By Judah G | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nine million Americans take prescription drugs to help them fall asleep. If you or the person you are caring for is one of them, you may want to understand these four medical reasons for insomnia. Doctors divide insomnia into 2 types: Acute insomnia. This usually lasts for a couple of nights especially if you are…

Eat These Spices that Fight Arthritis

By Judah G | August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Instead of adding spices to your food simply to improve the flavor, use these spices to fight arthritis. If you have arthritis, you’ll most likely complain of joint pain and inflammation. Every spice is a complex mix of organic compounds. Research shows that these organic compounds do more than just tickle our taste buds.…

Avoid these Foods and Fight Arthritis with the Right Food

By Judah G | July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

  You can fight arthritis with the right food. You don’t need to suffer from joint pain and inflammation. Most people who have arthritis try to manage the symptoms by taking medications that reduce the inflammation and joint pain. But what if you could find a way to lessen the symptoms before they even appear?…

The Difference Between Grief, Depression and Dementia

By Judah G | July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Knowing how to tell the difference between depression, grief and dementia can help you make sure that your loved one gets the right treatment. Part of the natural process of aging is coming face to face with loss. The Connection between Loss, Grief and Depression As we age, we encounter many types of loss. Some…

Recognizing the Symptoms of Arthritis

By Judah G | July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

  You want to recognize the symptoms of arthritis because this disease makes everyday tasks difficult and painful. Walking, driving, washing dishes and shopping can become challenging. Surprising Facts about Arthritis Arthritis affects 54.4 million American adults. That means about 1 in 4 adults have arthritis. Children can also get arthritis. There are more than…

River’s Edge Rehab Introduces Virtual Reality Technology!

By Judah G | July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Virtual reality in general, is a technological wonder associated with use the fastest growing demographic in our country right now. However, the elderly are often the most overlooked when it comes this new technology. Overlooked at many other Skilled Nursing Facilities, but not at River’s Edge! At our skilled nursing and rehab facility we recently…

Common Causes of Depression in Seniors

By Judah G | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s important to understand the causes of depression in seniors because this illness occurs in 7% of the general older population. Despite what most of us think, depression doesn’t necessarily mean feeling sad. Many depressed seniors will tell you that they don’t feel sad at all. Instead, they complain of low motivation and a lack…

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