Seniors, Sleeplessness and Solutions

Sleeplessness in seniors is a big issue. Sleep is essential to the well-being of every person. The average senior needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. A doctor once joked to me, “You can take it in 2 doses.” That means, that if a person cannot sleep all 7 or 8 hours in…

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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Eye Stroke in Seniors, Vision Problems and Neuroplasticity - the amazing eye and brain

Eye Stroke in Seniors, Vision Problems and Neuroplasticity

What is eye stroke in seniors? The basic event of stoke occurs when due to a blockage, part of the brain does not get an adequate supply of oxygen. The RNIB explains that if that blockage affects the part of the brain which is responsible for eyesight, then a person’s sight can be affected.  …

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

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.

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types of coughs in seniors - coughs are the bodys natural cleansing system

Types of Coughs in Seniors: “Pardon me, I have a cough!”

What types of coughs are prevalent in seniors? What can a cough tell us about a person’s health? When discussing types of coughs in seniors, we can try to simplify the categories. Coughs come from so many causes. However, the common denominator between all coughs, is that the body is trying to expel something it…

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National Patient Recognition Week

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.

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post-stroke speech therapy support group

Speaking Up! Advantages of a Post-Stroke Speech Therapy Support Group

Seniors who have experienced stroke, deal with various after-effects. Speech, swallowing and communication problems affect a substantial percentage of people who have had a stroke. What are some of the plusses a senior can get from joining post-stroke speech therapy support group? Some people with speech issues due to stroke, recover within a few hours…

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Healthy Weight Week - and a healthy lifestyle

It’s A Senior Decision: Healthy Weight Week and Orthopedic Rehab

Since this week is National Healthy Weight Week, let’s take a look at seniors and weight loss. We all know how maintaining a healthy weight affects one’s overall health. How does it affect orthopedic rehab?   Getting Inspired by National Healthy Weight Week This year, National Healthy Weight Week runs for 7 days between January…

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Celebrating Activity Professionals Week

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!

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