preservatives

There are many reasons why food additives and preservatives are so prevalent in packaged, processed foods.  For one, they help keep food fresh longer and reduce the risk of contamination.  In some cases, like vitamin fortification in cereal, additives can enhance the nutrient value of foods. While some food additives and preservatives aren’t harmful to…

hydrated

Have you been feeling tired, dizzy, disoriented or confused lately? You could be dehydrated. That’s right. Losing more fluids than you’re taking in, or dehydration, can affect you not only physically, including rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, constipation and fever, but also mentally. Your brain is composed of about 75 percent water. According to…

mental health senior

Mental illnesses do not magically go away as we age, though it may seem that way because there is little discussion about mental illness in seniors. In fact, not only does mental illness not go away but instead, it can actually begin in our later years. Factors For Mental Illness In Seniors As people age,…

100 years quotes

If we could have a heart-to-heart with our 21- , 37- and 52-year-old selves, how differently would the four of us view life? Quite differently, I am sure. However, I am just as certain that, at those particular junctures in life, our life views would be amazingly similar to everyone else we know. That’s the…

low sugar

People in the US eat over 60 pounds of added sugar each year – or about 75g per day!  According to the American Heart Association, the maximum amount of sugar men should eat is 37.5g per day and for women it’s 25g.  To put that in perspective, a single can of Coke has ~35g of…

home safety tips

Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan is particularly important for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias as the disease progresses. Taking steps to improve safety can prevent injuries and help a person with dementia feel more relaxed, less overwhelmed and maintain his or her independence longer.…

national senior citizens day

As they say, “Every day is kids’ day!” So, it seems only fair, after we’ve raised those kids and worked hard to make the world a better place for the generations that follow us, that one day of the year should be devoted to us. That day is August 21st. Before you start thinking, “Oh,…

guardianship

The day may come when you’re unable to make important financial, healthcare and other life decisions on your own. If you don’t have a power of attorney or a spouse or child who is able to step in, the courts may appoint a professional guardian to make these decisions for you. This stranger can determine…

haircut

It’s More Than Just a Haircut We all know there are obvious physical reasons why a haircut would be good for someone (too long, looks messy, getting in your eyes, etc.)  However there are three benefits you cannot see.  These benefits happen under the surface and effect people on a deeper level, a heart level.…

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