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Diabetes care and smoking: Should Woodside seniors quit for their health?

Diabetes care and smoking: Should Woodside seniors quit for their health?

In today’s world, we know that smoking is an unhealthy habit that can cause serious internal damage…even for people who inhale the smoke secondhand.1 However, should Woodside senior adults who’ve smoked for many years give up a lifelong habit? How does smoking affect those with diabetes and receiving diabetes care? We’ll take a look at these questions in this post.

Dental Care is an Essential Part of Health for Redwood City Seniors

As a person reaches their senior years, taking care of their aging teeth may become a daily challenge. Many older adults experience the loss of their natural teeth  because they lose the ability to take care of them. There are factors associated with age that make it increasingly difficult to do all the hygiene steps that are required for good dental health. Redwood City home care can help. Age related difficulties in caring for teeth  Some of the main factors that make it hard for a senior to care for their own teeth are: Arthritis and other similar conditions cause limited dexterity. This may hinder the aging adult’s ability to clean her own gums and teeth properly with a toothbrush. Memory lapses associated with age, mild dementia...

10 Tips to for Health and Longevity

When you're a family caregiver, your health and longevity matter. You've got someone who's counting on you for support and care. These ten tips for health and longevity work on everyone - you and your elderly loved ones. Try implementing just a few at a time, and you'll feel better as well as living longer. 1 - Drink coffee This will come as welcome news to many people - coffee is good for you! Coffee is full of antioxidants, and a modicum of caffeine is actually shown to help the body regulate its rhythms. Drink caffeinated coffee only before noon to keep your sleep cycle on point, and remember that even decaf has some caffeine in it. 2 - Skip liquid calories Avoid juices, sodas and protein drinks. Your...

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Threats to Women

In today's world, there are some serious threats to women's health. Knowledge is power, so for International Women's Day, we're giving you the power to know what health concerns might be on the horizon, plus how to address those issues. Women's health is a complex and challenging subject. There are so many aspects, so many paths and concerns that it's difficult to know even what to be concerned about. Women spend their lives caring for others, and often the senior years are the time to be taken care of and to focus on health. Thankfully, there are some amazing breakthroughs and preventative measures that can help your loved one to bypass or cope with many health concerns. Dangers to Women 1. Cardiovascular Disease Only now are people really beginning to...

Simple Ways to Keep Your Loved One Safe

Protecting your loved one is a big reason that you do what you do. It's important that family caregivers take action to keep their loved one free from harm, and prevention is the best way to make that happen. Times of trauma can force caregivers to go into crisis themselves due to the weight of responsibility that they must face. Often seniors aren’t able or willing to communicate their needs effectively, which can contribute tremendously to a unexpected and traumatic situations. There’s a physical reaction when a caregiver comes to the realization that a serious situation is going on – that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach that tells you that something’s not right. While the person being cared for may say that “everything’s...

The Top 5 Men’s Health Concerns

One of the most amazing things about living in the United States is the fact that even though more boys are born than girls each year, statistically women outlive men. How is this possible? No one know for sure whether it's biological or how people are living, one thing that we do know is that men tend to put their health far down their priority list. There are so many health concerns out there that it can be difficult to know what to hone in on, but there are five big things to think about in terms of men's health. Top 5 Health Concerns for Men 1. Cardiovascular Disease This includes both heart attacks and strokes, and is the number 1 cause of death in men AND in women....

Sticky Notes for Positive Thinking

Positive thinking and health go hand in hand. Recent research from the Mayo Clinic shows that a few of the effects of positive thinking on health are: Increased life span Lower rates of depression Lower levels of distress Greater resistance to the common cold Better psychological and physical well-being Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress But how can you incorporate positive thinking into life with a loved one who needs support? One fantastic method is is simple, effective, and fun. Sticky notes. Sticky notes are the perfect way to incorporate some fun and positivity into your loved ones life for so many reasons. One is that in today's world of technology, many of us are accustomed to getting some happy thoughts from our screens...