Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Feelings of irritation or sadness can creep up on a person and soon, completely take over, interfering with a person’s daily functioning. Sometimes there are no external reasons to account for these overall “off” feelings. But when these feelings persist over time, especially during the fall and winter months, the diagnosis is often seasonal affective…

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Medication Management is Essential

Medication can be an exceptional tool for healing and pain management. However, when not used properly, medicine can be harmful and even deadly. Proper medication management is essential to preventing misusage and harm. To manage your medications or the medications of a loved-one, it’s important to understand the following: Communicate with your Healthcare Provider It’s…

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Happy National Blood Donor Month

Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According to the World Health Organization, “blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its…

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An Active life Promotes a Sense of Purpose and Improves Self-Esteem

Recreational activities have always been part and parcel of a nursing home program. Meaningful activities tailored to the needs and abilities of nursing home residents promote their sense of purpose and improve their self-esteem. But with many different residents of varying interests and abilities, programming can be challenging. In fact, according to a study published…

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6 Must-Pack Items for Traveling with Alzheimer’s

Mom has Alzheimer’s, but you know she’d love to spend time with the family over the holidays. You’ve carefully planned the travel: you’re traveling less than four hours away, during the hours of the day when she is at her best, and you’ve incorporated lots of down time. Now it’s time to pack. Here are…

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Happy Holidays !!!

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure   

The leading cause of hospitalization in seniors is Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). CHF, also called Chronic Heart Failure, refers to a weakening of the heart that prevents it from pumping blood effectively. CHF must be caught as early as possible. It can be treated with a variety of medications, including beta-blockers, diuretics, and ACE inhibitors.…

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