The Health Dangers Of Living With Alzheimer’s

The Health Dangers Of Living With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease for both individuals and their loved ones. Individuals with Alzheimer’s require care and support, and must consider any additional pre-existing and age-related conditions.  Here are just some of the health dangers to be aware of if you have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease: Sedentary Lifestyle: Many Alzheimer’s patients are not comfortable leaving their home, or may not be able to leave unsupervised for safety reasons. This often leads to a sedentary lifestyle…

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The Anti-Aging Benefits Of Dance

The Anti-Aging Benefits Of Dance

When it comes to our loved ones who are a bit older, proper mental and physical care are essential to well-being. Also, we want to make sure that our senior loved ones are still enjoying themselves despite the hurdles that can come with advanced age. Whether you are caring for a parent or grandparent or are looking for a way to combat the effects of aging, dancing has a plenty of physical and mental benefits for individuals of all ages….

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Aging And The Eyes: What You Need To Know

Aging And The Eyes: What You Need To Know

Many things change with age, including the eyes. From our cornea to our retina, the eyes undergo a variety of natural processes, but can also be prone to a variety of diseases. Here is more about what you need to know: The Human Lens Changes with Age: Every human eye has a crystalline lens that allows for near vision. Over time, usually around age forty, the system that allows for the lens to give clear vision begins to change, which…

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The Trusted Choice In Home Health Care … HealthBack Home Health

The Trusted Choice In Home Health Care … HealthBack Home Health

HealthBack is a superior home health company providing innovative healthcare solutions that promote wellness and independence to their patients and families.  Their philosophy is very simple … “Our first priority is to provide quality medical services to those we serve”.  Quality services and patient satisfaction is the goal at HealthBack Home Health.  Let them help you obtain your goal of getting back to life!!

Great Lunch with Shelia and Tricia from Seasons Hospice

Great Lunch with Shelia and Tricia from Seasons Hospice

Seasons Hospice has been providing Springfield with the best hospice care and support for over 15 years.  At Seasons Hospice, they are a non-profit organization and never turn away patients due to the inability to pay.  Although cancer is a common reason for people to enter hospice care, Season Hospice in Springfield, MO serves terminally ill patients of all ages and with all types of chronic conditions. Especially if care is begun early in their illness, many patients are able…

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About The Longest Day

About The Longest Day

The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, June 21, 2018, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.  Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 417.429.0347

Myths And Facts About Dementia

Myths And Facts About Dementia

Dementia, which is a decline in a person’s ability to think and remember, can be devastating to the person suffering from it and to his or her family.  Living with dementia, or taking care of a relative who does, can be a socially isolating experience.  Although dementia is very common, especially in the elderly, lots of misconceptions still surround it, especially in popular imagination. Myth: The Terms Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are Interchangeable Fact: Alzheimer’s disease is just one of…

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Keeping Your Mind Active Helps To Stave Off Dementia

Keeping Your Mind Active Helps To Stave Off Dementia

The old saying goes that you are only as old as you feel.  Of course, insisting that you are still young will not prevent all of the effects of aging.  Sticking to the habits you kept when you were young will not prevent wrinkles or gray hair.  No matter your state of physical health, staying intellectually and socially active can slow the progression of dementia.  Retired people who are physically healthy have plenty of options for keeping their minds sharp,…

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