CBD Sleep Benefits

Sleep is an important part of your overall health! According to National Sleep Foundation, it was reported in 2014 that 45% of Americans sleep poorly or not enough. Many sleepless users are looking for a natural alternative for sleeping issues and The Sleep Doctor, Dr. Michael Breus has shared the calming and sleep promoting benefits of cannabidiol in this post. What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It can be extracted from marijuana or industrial hemp. It is a major cannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract. You may

Continue reading

World Hearing Day 2019: ‘Check Your Hearing’ for free with the hearScreen USA app

Sunday, March 3 marks World Hearing Day 2019 in partnership with the World Health Organisation. “Check Your Hearing” is this year’s theme with the purpose of drawing attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss.   Hearing loss is an often-overlooked condition. Lead inventor of hearZA, Professor De Wet Swanepoel emphasizes the far-reaching effects of hearing loss on various developmental milestones in children. He explains that it affects language, speech, socio-emotional well-being and cognitive processes that can pose threats to educational success. Furthermore, social isolation, depression and cognitive decline are often evident among adults suffering from

Continue reading

Why is Dementia Rate Rising 5X as Fast as US Population

Why is Dementia Rate Rising 5X as Fast as US Population

Cases of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have increased sharply in the US over the past several years. The reason why it is taken for granted: as the American population grows older, dementia becomes more prevalent. But Alzheimer’s and other dementias may be spreading faster than many people think. Why is Dementia Rate Rising 5X as Fast as US Population A new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has found that cases of Alzheimer’s and dementia are projected to increase from 6 million cases in 2017 to 15 million cases by 2060. That’s an increase of

Continue reading

Improving Posture Improves Health

The importance of a good posture and how it does not limit to just having an impressive gait. Well, it does take some self-effort and attitude to improve your poor posture so you could live healthier and longer. Improving your posture improves health It’s pretty saddening to see back and leg pain not only a senior’s complaint today but even the young guns suffer from it. Internet addiction, mobile phones, junk food, late night or insufficient sleep and various other reasons could be blamed. However, the question is whether our young children are ever going to change their posture and be

Continue reading

Knee Pain Men Don’t Tell Their Wives About

Knee Pain Men Don’t Tell Their Wives About

It’s one of the most common issues that most men aged 40 + will ever suffer from…That nagging knee pain… The kind that slows you down in life, frustrates you when you walk up and down the stairs, and even stops you from doing something as playing ball with your kids… Just last week I received an email from a patient of mine, I wanted to share with you the top 3 things to stop doing right now, that could be making your knee pain worse. Here is a snippet from an email: “I’m sick and tired of waking up

Continue reading

Elderly Mental Health: The Forgotten Half of Senior Care

Elderly Mental Health: The Forgotten Half of Senior Care

When people think and talk about senior care, they usually focus on physical support services. Care is typically framed as assistance for seniors with frailty, disability, or mobility concerns. But physical assistance is only half of the equation to quality senior care. Caring for seniors’ mental and emotional health is often just as, or even more, important than physical care and support. Elderly Mental Health: The Forgotten Half of Senior Care That has been underscored by a recent study out of Munich, Germany. Researchers found that a person’s psychological health had a far bigger impact on how they rated their own

Continue reading

Antipsychotic Misuse Rampant in Dementia Care Facilities

Antipsychotic Misuse Rampant in Dementia Care Facilities

There are few conditions that make aging in place more difficult than dementia. As dementia progresses, living at home becomes increasingly dangerous. Without support from family, friends, and dementia care professionals, most seniors with dementia end up moving into nursing care facilities. But as reporting over the past several years has revealed, many nursing homes are also dangerous for seniors coping with dementia.. Antipsychotic Misuse Rampant in Dementia Care Facilities A recent investigation by Human Rights Watch — which uncovered rampant misuse of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes— is just the latest cause for concern among dementia care professionals. According to

Continue reading

How can I prevent agitation in my loved one with dementia?

A person with dementia can become agitated for a number of reasons such as pain, fatigue, confusion, or restlessness. Agitation is indicated by feelings of anxiety or becoming upset very quickly. Loved ones and caregivers should be cognizant of how to prevent or respond to these cases by taking a few precautions. How can I prevent agitation in my loved one with dementia? Dr. Elizabeth A. Landsverk, Silverado Belmont Hills Medical Director, suggests three ways to reduce or prevent agitation with dementia patients: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_KVCWAiv8Y[/embed] How can I prevent agitation in my loved one with dementia? Remove medications that cause any agitation or

Continue reading

hearScreen USA revolutionizes access to hearing healthcare in the U.S.

hearScreen USA, the U.S. National Hearing Screening app, is revolutionizing the way in which people are thinking about their hearing health. The app leverages the extensive usage of smartphone technology (estimated by Statista to be over 230 million users in 2018), enabling app users to self-detect hearing loss, connect with audiologists nearby, and also set up in-app appointments. It has never been this easy to obtain clinically-validated hearing screening results. By using the free hearScreen USA app (available on both the iOS and Android app stores), users are able to screen their hearing and receive an accurate detection of hearing loss

Continue reading