Tips for Seniors: Boosting the Immune System

This week’s article is dedicated to the hardworking staff in all long-term rehabilitation and care facilities. In the light of the sensitive situation in the world, let’s focus on how we can succeed in boosting the immune system. Three cheers for seniors and their families who focus on boosting their immune system!   Begin Boosting…

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Alzheimer’s Care: Slow or Rapid Progression of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is considered a progressive disease. While medicine can’t stop the disease from progressing, it can slow the damage and help control the symptoms. This article discusses the rate of change. Being aware of the rate of progression can be a tool to understand how well the patient is. Certain symptoms can be a red…

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Finding the Right Doctor: For Post-Acute Rehab

What are we looking for in a doctor for post-acute rehab? What motivates us to select a particular doctor? What makes that choice the ‘right’ doctor?   Let’s take a look at the way we choose our doctors. Often, people are limited in which doctor they can use. The limitations might be: Geographical Financial Lack…

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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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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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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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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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National Blood Donor Month - bring light to someones life this January

National Blood Donor Month: Can Seniors be on the Giving End?

Since it is the first month of the year, many people are still trying to keep their New Year resolutions. Some people decided that this year they are really going to do something to help others. One way, perhaps, is by donating blood during National Blood Donor Month. For those of us who are allowed…

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