By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people … Continue reading “Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month”
If you take part in a variety of activities you’re likely to have better brain health. Adults in the Western world are living increasingly long lives. So understanding how to preserve and nurture brain health is ever more important. We already know two things: The more you engage in physical and cognitive activities, the better … Continue reading “Researchers Recommend a Variety of Exercises for Brain Health”
You may have noticed that as you’re getting older, you’re suffering from stiff joints. What are the reasons for these stiff joints? Age There’s not much you can do about this one. Here are two reasons why: Cartilage is a spongy material that protects the ends of your bones. Think of it as a shock … Continue reading “The Top Reasons for Stiff Joints in Seniors”
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.
Pain management is something every patient needs to know about. Most pain can be alleviated with over-the-counter products or prescription medications. Chronic pain, however, often persists despite medication. To cope with this, you’ll need to make life-style changes. Over-the-counter products If you have mild fever or pain, then you’ll opt for painkillers that you can … Continue reading “What Are A Patient’s Choices For Pain Management?”
National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.
A newly approved drug called teprotumumab will offer hope to adults with thyroid eye disease. Thyroid eye disease is a rare condition that develops in people with hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid gland. The function of thyroid hormone in the body Thyroid hormone penetrates into the nucleus of cells in the body. Here it switches on … Continue reading “New Drug Approved for Thyroid Eye Disease”
Activity Professionals are part of a vitally important profession that helps people live a life that is full of fun and meaningful activities. The holistic and person-directed approach to caring for our elders is a site to behold. We would like to especially acknowledge and applaud our Activity Professionals on the great work they do!