All posts within: Senior Health
In the midst of the busyness in our lives, how often do we grab a quick cup of coffee and a bagel on our hurried way to work, stopping for takeout on the way home to avoid having to cook? Younger adults with a high metabolism, optimum muscle strength, and less chronic health issues can get away more easily with temporarily poor eating habits; however, this is… read more
When a heart attack strikes - and for hundreds of thousands of people, that’s going to be sometime this year - there’s no time to plan a course of action or contemplate the everyday ways in which life will change post heart attack. As with anything, the simplest defense is a good offense, and being prepared now can (literally!) save you a lot of… read more
On average, a senior takes between 15-18 different prescriptions each and every day, so one can understand how easy it can be to miss a pill here and there or take an incorrect dosage. However, the health hazards that happen because of those medication mistakes are substantial. Enter the creation of the pill organizer for seniors: such a simple way to organize… read more
In the last several years, it seems a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease pops up in the news every week, and we’re always happy to share the latest developments, but never before have a drug's test results looked quite as encouraging as this one: aducanumab. In the initial medical tests, researchers witnessed a substantial reduction in amyloid plaque in the patients’ brains, and… read more
It’s official: we’ve entered the season of sweet treats! From snowman cookies to amazing pies to candy canes and alcohol-laced cocoa, it’s really difficult to overlook the variety of amazing sweets that bombard us, and the wonderful stories they bring to mind, especially close to the holidays. But what end result does this surge in sugar consumption have on senior health care?