Posts Tagged ‘Elmwood Hills Health Care Center’

Eye Floaters and Flashes, What You Need To Know And Do

Eye floaters and flashes are experienced by just about all of us, especially as we get older. Floaters and flashes are tiny spots or lines that look like they’re in front of your eye, but they are actually floating inside it. Flashes, which look like streaks of lightning, are more common with age. Most of…

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The Right Way To Communicate With An Alzheimer’s Patient

The right way to communicate with an Alzheimer’s patient is very different than communicating with a non-impaired person. The first ingredient a caregiver needs is patience, lot’s of it. If you don’t have patience, you have no chance.   The need for patience is because they have trouble remembering things. They struggle to find words…

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Too Much Sleep Just As Bad For You, As Too Little Sleep

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Too much sleep can be just as bad for you as getting too little sleep according to the American Heart Association.   That’s right — getting more than the recommended seven to nine hours per night  is now linked to a higher risk of premature death.  Indeed, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), excessive sleeping…

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Drug Prices Too High For Senior Citizens, Double The Inflation Rate

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Drug prices are currently twice the rate of inflation. Amazing and incredible! Just to give you an example, the average annual cost for widely used prescription drugs used to treat chronic conditions was $20,000 in 2017, according to a new AARP report. The report analyzed the retail prices of 754 brand-name, generic, and specialty medicines.…

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Frozen Shoulder In Senior Citizens Due To Chronic Illness

A frozen shoulder in senior citizens may be due to chronic illness. Thyroid problems, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, diabetes, and certain medications can be factors.   Frozen Shoulder: What Happens Strong connective tissue called the shoulder capsule surrounds the ball end of your upper arm bone and holds it to the socket. Frozen shoulder causes this…

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Vitamins Taken Daily Will Not Protect You Against Heart Disease

Vitamins and vitamin supplements are extremely popular and a big business for pharmaceutical companies. If you are taking vitamins to protect against heart disease, well then, you’re wasting your money.       Vitamins: Ineffective Against Heart Disease New results released this week confirms the earlier findings that vitamin supplements do nothing to prevent heart…

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Great Birthday Gift Idea For Your Elderly Parent

“The years have been just full of surprises for me, and a lot of fun.” – Dick Van Dyke Do you celebrate your elderly parent’s birthdays? For many people a quick ‘happy birthday’ is where the celebration starts and ends, but it doesn’t have to be that way. While throwing a lavish birthday party may not…

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2 Lessons About Authentic Happiness From Our Elders

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher Happiness has become very popular these days. From self-help books to marketing campaigns and almost every other medium we come across, the message rings very loud: you should be happy and our [fill in the blank]…

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Obesity: You Get Fat Because Your Brain Says So

Obesity affects more than a third of (or 78.6 million) adults in the United States. Obesity is a huge public health concern, not least because it is associated with poor mental health and many other serious medical problems. These include some of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and the rest of the world, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and…

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Cancer Testing In The Elderly: Does It Really Make A Difference?

Cancer testing in the elderly has recently become controversial.  A growing number of cancer specialists, health system analysts, and geriatricians, are advocating for no testing. They insist, such testing is highly unlikely to detect lethal disease, hugely expensive, and more likely to harm than help. If lethal disease is found, follow-up testing and treatment is often…

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