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Certain groups of people are typically stereotyped, and it can be hard not to have preconceived ideas of what these people are actually like. As an example, what ideas immediately come to mind when you hear "drug addict"? A young adult struggling to get through everyday life without a fix, potentially resorting to a life of crime to fund his or her habit?
If that is so, you… read more
Oftentimes at the end of a day caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's, instead of the stress winding down, it can ramp up. Sundowning, a common experience in dementia in which seniors become agitated, fearful, and restless during the evening hours, is exhausting for all involved. Frustrations worsen as family members try to help keep the elderly adult comfortable and safe, while attempting to get some… read more
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