What you Need to Know about High Levels of Vitamin D

By admin | October 3, 2019 |

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, vitamin D concentrations of 50 nmol/L (nanomoles per liter) or higher are high enough for overall health. A recent Austrian study showed a clear relationship between low blood vitamin D levels and the risk of early death. This was especially true for people who were younger than…

Can Medications Increase Your Fall Risk?

By admin | September 29, 2019 |

Are you concerned about your fall risk? You should be. According to The National Trauma Data Bank, falls cause 61 percent of deaths in adults aged 65 and older. What can you do to reduce your risk of falling? Here are four things that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends: Begin an…

Do you Know why Seniors Should Play Games?

By admin | September 29, 2019 |

Half of American seniors say they often feel lonely. That’s the first reason that seniors should play games. But there are many more because loneliness doesn’t just affect your moods; it affects every part of you. Loneliness can lead to cognitive decline. On top of that, according to a new study of social isolation published…

How to Stay Healthy when Caring for a Sick Parent

By admin | September 26, 2019 |

Are you 1 in 3 of US adults who is an informal caregiver? Now that fall is in the air, you may be facing the privilege of caring for a sick parent. Keep in mind that a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology noted that germs from one sneeze can travel from 19 to…

Can Pets Help to Manage Grief in Seniors?

By admin | September 24, 2019 |

Losing a loved one is extremely stressful and many people find that the grief they experience affects them physically. Sometimes, a person’s body reacts to the grief as if it is a threat. The immune system responds to this threat by making the tissues in the body swell. Inflammation can contribute to heart disease, arthritis,…

Why Judging Others is Harmful to your Health

By admin | September 16, 2019 |

Did you know that judging others is harmful to your health? Maybe that’s why your mother always told you never to judge someone until you’d walked in their shoes. We are social creatures and our natural instinct is to judge those around us. We judge people on their driving skills…or lack of. We judge them…

5 Essential Tips to Help Prevent Prediabetes

By admin | September 13, 2019 |

Most people with prediabetes eventually get diabetes, but here’s a secret: it doesn’t always have to happen because prediabetes is reversible. You can actually prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by making the tips below a part of your life and following a healthy diet for prediabetes. What Is Prediabetes? Prediabetes is when your blood…

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Do you Know these Foods that Fight Depression

By admin | September 11, 2019 |

Depression occurs in 7% of the general older population. There are many things that cause depression, but there are also things you can do to fight back. Here’s a list of foods that fight depression that you’ll find in any supermarket. And the good news is that you’re probably eating some of them already! At…

Music Improves Moods of Dementia Patients

By admin | September 5, 2019 |

Are you caring for someone with dementia? Have you noticed that they often have bad moods and suffer from confusion, anger, sadness and apathy? The good news is that a new study shows that music improves moods of patients with dementia. Why Music Improves our Mood Studies show that when we hear music, the pleasure…

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