Your Thighs Might be Causing Your Back Pain

Your Thighs Might be Causing Your Back Pain

Are you suffering with back pain?  If so, you are among the majority. That’s right, around 80% of the population deals with back pain at some point in their life.  If you fall into this category, you know the annoyance that is caused by frequent back pain. As you know, back pain can interfere with every facet of life.  It can make simple things like bending over difficult and cause you to become irritable, making it hard for you to participate as you once did in social activities.  In essence, it takes away the life you once had and leaves

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Link Between Immobility and Substance Abuse

Link Between Immobility and Substance Abuse

If growing older weren’t hard enough already, aging can often entail a loss of physical, psychological and/or environmental mobility, which in turn raises the risks of a drinking problem. Consider, for example, that nearly 50 percent of nursing home residents have alcohol-related issues, according to statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Link Between Immobility and Substance Abuse This link between immobility and substance abuse among the elderly can be easy to miss— both for those who are most vulnerable (seniors) and for their loved ones. Exactly how are immobility and alcohol abuse connected in older adults, and

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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

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Bedsores preventive treatment

Elderly woman visiting sick husband

What is a bedsore? Bedsore is a skin condition arising from the exposure to the following factors: Pressure causing local ischemia – cells which are deprived of oxygen die, and repeated periods of skin affecting pressure lead to inflammation – that can quickly lead to developing a bedsore. Friction – rubbing peels the epidermis, making the skin weaker or even damaged. Skin irritation or damage promotes bedsore development. Maceration – occurs when the skin is constantly exposed to moisture, what softens it, making it easy to get infected. Agents causing macerations are: sweat urine wound exudation   What promotes bedsore

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5 Things People With Depression Need to Do Each Day

Senior man with depression having therapy with psychologist

When you are depressed, it is difficult to be motivated. But people with depression can get help, reach out to speak with a professional counselor to talk through your issues and improve your life. You deserve to be happy. There are things you can do to manage your depression. Small life adjustments that you may not feel like doing but will actually improve your life if you do. Begin Your Morning After you wake up in the morning, get out of bed. When you are depressed, negative thoughts can spiral. Rather than allowing those negative feelings to gain energy, start

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Living with Essential Tremor: Three Important Pieces of Advice

March is Essential Tremor Awareness month and I’d like to share my journey with essential tremor, which is unique, just like every person living with this condition. My tremors developed and progressed over a number of years. Gradually, everyday tasks, such as using the trackpad on my laptop, became harder to do. Logging onto my computer and clicking on boxes on the screen was very difficult and drove not just me but my husband crazy! I also experienced what I called a tsunami in my cup from the beverage splashing out of the cup or having food fall off the

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What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E[/embed] Link to the Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E One of the most commonly asked questions in memory care is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though they are quite often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, there are key differences that will help distinguish the two. Since approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia care can also vary, it’s even more crucial for medical professionals, patients, and families to understand the differences. Dr. Richard London, Medical Director of Silverado Oak Village Community explains how they differ: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for the group of symptoms in

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Incontinence dilemma: quality or savings? Both!

Senior woman talking to young care nurse on home visit

The prevalence of incontinence among people aged 65 and over is significant.  Prevalence varies by living arrangement with the highest rates in long-term nursing home residents (75.8%) and hospice patients (62.1%). The situation is slightly better for noninstitutionalized persons (50.9%), short-term nursing home residents (46.1%) and home healthcare patients (45.4%) with the lowest —  but still significant — rate in residential care facilities (39%). In the United States, the overall cost of bladder incontinence among adults was estimated at $19.5 billion in 2000, and by now this cost must be higher. Incontinence costs The cost of incontinence care is considerable

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Who is Hear.com?

Who is Hear.com?

  Founded by Dr. Marco Vietor and Paul Crusius, Hear.com is the #1 hearing aid provider in the US, with 1,600+ partners across the country. They are an international company who operate in the U.S, Canada, Germany, India, South Korea, Switzerland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Austria and France. Who is Hear.com? Finding the right hearing aid for you People who are looking into hearing aids for the first time may be overwhelmed with the amount of information available on the Internet. However, the most important step to take when looking for a hearing loss solution is to seek the guidance of a professional. In his

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