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5 Heart-Healthy Nutrition Tips We Really Should be Following

In honor of American Heart Month, it’s important to raise awareness of the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States: heart disease. February is a great reminder to take care of our heart and commit to a lifestyle that improves our overall health. There are many strategies we can take to keep our hearts healthy and prevent cardiovascular disease. Healthy lifestyle changes include diet, exercise, quitting smoking, limit alcohol intake and managing health conditions. While all of these are very important factors to fight and prevent [...]

By |2020-02-14T23:24:18+00:00February 14th, 2020|Scottsdale|Comments Off on 5 Heart-Healthy Nutrition Tips We Really Should be Following

A Lighter Side to American Heart Month – Heart Healthy Food for Seniors

Healthy eating is an important part of everyday life for everyone. Nutrition plays an important role in the overall function of our minds and bodies. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains that as we age, “healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of wellbeing.” In an effort to help all Americans eat more healthfully, the USDA created ChooseMyPlate.gov to help people of all ages get better nutrition. Join us as we review a few of their tips [...]

By |2020-02-12T16:53:01+00:00February 12th, 2020|Elderly Care|Comments Off on A Lighter Side to American Heart Month – Heart Healthy Food for Seniors

Causes and Effects of Social Isolation

Social isolation is more than just loneliness, it’s the lack of interactions with other people and can negatively affect a person’s physical, mental, and social health. Social isolation can actually shorten a person’s life span. When a person feels lonely, it's an emotion often triggered by a sense of loss; this could be related to the loss of a companion, their health, a job, or any number of things. A person who feels lonely may not actually be alone and still has social connections, this is the distinction between isolation and loneliness. [...]

By |2020-02-03T10:03:57+00:00February 7th, 2020|Scottsdale|Comments Off on Causes and Effects of Social Isolation

The 10 Pillars of Brain Wellness

Overall wellness is important for normal brain function. It helps protect us from mental disorders that disrupt our mood, thinking, and behavior. Brain wellness provides us the chance to be the best version of ourselves and make positive lifestyle changes. To have optimal brain function, you must focus on not just the brain, but the whole person – brain, mind, body, and spirit.  It can be a lot of work to achieve brain wellness, especially if you are struggling with some sort of mental disorder or disease, but it can be done. [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:27:02+00:00January 31st, 2020|Scottsdale|Comments Off on The 10 Pillars of Brain Wellness

Understanding Cancer and Depression

Cancer is life changing and a considerable amount of stress not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. According to Healthline, 1 in 4 people with cancer also experience depression, regardless of what stage they are in. It’s important to recognize the signs of depression, to not only deal with it, but understand it as well. Understanding depression for people diagnosed with cancer, whether in curative or palliative treatment, can impact overall quality of life.    Signs of Depression The first step in treating depression is to recognize the signs. Everyone is different [...]

By |2020-01-24T14:34:04+00:00January 24th, 2020|Scottsdale|Comments Off on Understanding Cancer and Depression

Staying Active During the Colder Winter Months

Winter is in full swing in all the cities we serve. From the mid-50s of Arizona and California to the chilly 30s and 40s of the east coast, it’s getting harder and harder to stay physically active throughout the season. Seniors or those healing from injury or illness have an especially hard time maintaining a healthy level of activity. In order to maintain cardiovascular health, it’s important to find opportunities to exercise. That’s why we’ve put together a series of low-impact cardio vascular exercises for seniors or those healing to try [...]

By |2020-01-24T13:52:13+00:00January 24th, 2020|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Staying Active During the Colder Winter Months

5 Ways to Stay Active at Home for Busy People

We understand not everyone has the time to get outside and exercise, or go to the gym for that matter. Between work, school, family, and maintaining a social life, many of us feel like we are drowning. However, we know that staying active is important, and we should fit it into our busy schedules somehow. That’s why we’ve made a list of 5 ways to stay active at home. As a bonus, we’ve included activities that combine your daily task! 1. No equipment necessary.  You don’t need workout equipment to exercise [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:27:49+00:00January 17th, 2020|Scottsdale|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Stay Active at Home for Busy People

Unintentional Weight Loss in Seniors

As January begins, many people set their new year’s resolution to lose weight. It’s become such a popular trend that January has become National Healthy Weight Awareness Month. Many see losing weight as a positive sign of health; however, many seniors face unintentional weight loss which can be a sign of greater issues. In fact, elderly people are disproportionately impacted; 27% of frail elders over the age of 65 experience involuntary weight loss. (Pharmacy Times) If you observe noticeable weight loss in an elderly friend or loved one, take some time [...]

By |2020-01-10T11:08:24+00:00January 10th, 2020|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Unintentional Weight Loss in Seniors

Senior Weight Loss: 5 Key Factors to Keep in Mind

As we age, it’s common to become less active, our metabolism slows down and we have a more difficult time keeping the weight off. It is essential to maintain a healthy weight as a senior to remain independent for as long as possible. Losing weight as a senior doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact, there are a lot of health programs tailored for seniors, Silver Sneakers is a popular one. A quick google search of your community should reveal programs in the area. Exercise, mindfulness, and diet are the key to [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:29:06+00:00January 10th, 2020|Scottsdale|Comments Off on Senior Weight Loss: 5 Key Factors to Keep in Mind

5 Ways to Persuade Your Elderly Parent to get Hearing Aids

Are you dealing with an elderly parent who is hard of hearing? Do you feel like they are missing out on important conversations and connections with family and friends because of it? Loss of hearing is a common symptom of aging; it can lead to social isolation, a feeling of helplessness, and the person may stop doing activities they once enjoyed because of it. Getting hearing aids is not always an easy topic to discuss with your elderly parent; they might not be ready to accept the fact they are now [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:29:46+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Scottsdale|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Persuade Your Elderly Parent to get Hearing Aids
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