Falls: Everything Seniors Need to Know to Prevent Them

One of the greatest threats to a senior’s health and wellbeing is actually something completely avoidable – falls. While the accidents themselves rarely lead to death, they can cause painful injuries that can take a considerable amount of time to heal. On top of this, the injuries can actually result in fatalities, often up to a year after the fall has taken place. Continue reading “Falls: Everything Seniors Need to Know to Prevent Them”

Seniors’ and Special Needs resources from seniorcarehelper

Susan Williams of Senior Care Helper is keenly interested in helping empower people with knowledge.  She prepared this list of seniors’ and special needs resources for an upcoming library newsletter and graciously passed them along to us. Continue reading “Seniors’ and Special Needs resources from seniorcarehelper”

Your Inspiration At Home (YIAH) products at 50% off regular prices from stock in Canada

As some may know, Your Inspiration At Home (YIAH) has been offline for some months. This was due to some major unforeseen problems. Word has it that these are being attended to and soon we hope to see these excellent products again in the marketplace. Undoubtedly there will be a change in the branding of these products but the high quality will be maintained.

If you are running low on your favourites then we are happy to say that some stock is on hand at the Window on the World of Flavour Sensations website which may meet your needs. Unfortunately, they can only ship to customers in Canada and the USA, given excessive shipping charges to other countries.   Since these products have the old labelling, they are being offered at 50% off the regular price. Continue reading “Your Inspiration At Home (YIAH) products at 50% off regular prices from stock in Canada”

Alzheimer’s: Most important risk factors seem to be linked to diet

In case you didn’t know this before, every 60 seconds in the US someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. As a matter of fact, Alzheimer’s is the 6th most common cause of death in America. Even though there’s no definitive cure for the disease, specialists argue that some diet habits might speed up the onset of Alzheimer’s in older adults. The good news is proper food and a proper diet plan may help keep your brain active and functioning properly for longer. Continue reading “Alzheimer’s: Most important risk factors seem to be linked to diet”

How to Sleep Better

Good sleep, we are told, is essential to allow our brains to function effectively and clear out the chaotic jumble of thoughts most of us run through in our typical day. If that good sleep is eluding you then you may find some of the articles summarized below may be of help. Google in its attempt to be helpful sets out the following tips for a better sleep.

  • Power Down. The soft blue glow from a cell phone, tablet, or digital clock on your bedside table may hurt your sleep. …
  • Nix Naps. You’ll rest better at night. …
  • Block Your Clock. …
  • Try a Leg Pillow for Back Pain. …
  • Put Your Neck in ‘Neutral’ …
  • Seal Your Mattress. …
  • Save Your Bed for Sleep and Sex. …
  • Set Your Body Clock.

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How to Plan the Perfect Retirement Home

Retirement is an exciting time for many people. It’s a chance to get away from work and relax. It’s a chance to do the things in life that you’ve always wanted to do. Just make sure that you’re doing them in the right home for you. Choosing a retirement home is tough, which is why so many people end up hiring a contractor to build a custom one for them. Even if you don’t want a custom retirement home, it’s a good idea to hire a contractor to help you remodel the home that you decide on to help it fit your needs and wants more specifically. Below are some guidelines to help you get the most out of a retirement home and to get a house that you can be proud of. Continue reading “How to Plan the Perfect Retirement Home”

Sing and Grow Younger

Many work hard to counter the effects of aging. However that may be too modest a goal. For example, Deepak Chopra sets out in his book, “Grow Younger, Live Longer” Ten Steps to Reverse Aging.

He and his associate, David Simon, M.D., show how it is essential to renew all dimensions of the self—the body, mind, and spirit — in order to feel and look younger. Continue reading “Sing and Grow Younger”

Is that true – seniors are not receiving proper treatment for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a harmful illness that mostly affects the elderly because it is directly linked to bone health. Treatment must be prescribed by skilled healthcare practitioners, who need to be very careful. Misdiagnosing the patient may lead to severe complications over the years. Continue reading “Is that true – seniors are not receiving proper treatment for osteoporosis”

Why Seniors Need Dental Care

The older we get, the more our dental issues can affect our overall health and well-being. It is essential for seniors to be aware of the many problems poor dental hygiene may cause and the things that can have major ramifications on oral health. Ensuring that we retain good oral health including with teeth, gums and the mouth, it is possible to live a much healthier and happier life as we age. Continue reading “Why Seniors Need Dental Care”

Help Grandpa Hear: Peachtree Hearing Dr. Melissa Wikoff’s Mission Is To Help Hearing Loss

While there are plenty of reasons for hearing individuals to learn sign language, the reality is many people lose their hearing over time, either through natural aging processes, undiagnosed medical issues, or trauma. Dr. Melissa Wikoff and husband Josh Wikoff have set out on an important mission: help people maintain and improve their hearing.

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