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Caretakers Coping with a Loved-One’s Alzheimer’s Disease

Caretakers Coping with a Loved-One’s Alzheimer’s Disease Health News from Senior Healthcare Advisors If you are caring for a loved-one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may be facing some difficult challenges as you try to understand behavior changes and provide care for your loved one. Understanding the actions of a person with Alzheimers Disease can help to lessen these struggles. People with AD May Exhibit the Following Behaviors: Intense anxiety about everyday life, which may be exhibited by frequently repeating information

SSA Survivors Benefit

SSA Survivors Benefit Informational News From Senior Healthcare Advisors Social Security benefit or SSA survivor benefits are paid to widow or widower, and dependents of eligible workers. This benefit is of particular importance for young families with children. If you pass away, the members of your family may receive survivors benefits. Part of your taxes from while you were working, pay into Social Security, with some of those monies going to survivors. Your parents, spouse, and children could be entitled to benefits based on

Caring for Someone with a Serious Illness

When someone you care about is dealing with a serious health event or a life-threatening illness, it can be very difficult to know what to do or say. Your loved one is most likely experiencing some difficult emotions that can leave you not knowing how to show your support. The sad truth is that oftentimes, a person’s circle of friends dramatically shrinks once they are diagnosed with a terminal or chronic health condition. If anything, this is the time in the

Seniors, Service Dogs, and Emotional Support Pets

Seniors, Service Dogs, and Emotional Support Pets Service pets can help seniors who have mobility issues, chronic illnesses, and mental health issues live more independently. What is a Service Dog? First let’s talk about dogs! When it comes to seniors with disabilities or impairments completing essential activities of daily living, service dogs are different from just having a pet. They are trained from puppyhood to perform certain duties according to the needs of an owner. Here are some of the jobs service dogs

Walk Your Way into a Healthier Lifestyle: 3 Walking Techniques You Would Love To Try

Walk Your Way into a Healthier Lifestyle: 3 Walking Techniques You Would Love To Try With the advances in technology and transportation, human beings now spend at least six hours per day sitting. A great deal of scientific research indicates severe health consequences for our circulatory system, posture, weight, sleep, and longevity when spending too much time sitting on the couch or at your desk. The human body is an amazing and fascinating organism that functions best when

Food For Thought: Are you Sitting Correctly?

Food For Thought: Are you Sitting Correctly? Learning how to sit correctly is important for maintaining a healthy spine and back and a good posture. Sitting straight is good for your physical health. It also aids in building your self-confidence. We spend a lot of time sitting; we travel in a sitting position, many works sitting at a desk, and we tend to dine, relax, and enjoy entertainment, all while sitting. The Importance of Sitting Posture Sitting posture is

Chronic Pain and Depression: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment

Chronic Pain and Depression: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment Chronic pain means just that. It is a pain that lasts longer than three months…a long time and hurts more than the pain was in the original issue. Coping with long-term or chronic pain is tough. It’s even tougher when you live with chronic pain and depression. It worsens as chronic pain goes on, and you may begin to experience pain in new places that felt normal before. Your

Good Versus Bad Cholesterol: What’s The Difference?

Good Versus Bad Cholesterol: What’s The Difference? We have all heard the term “cholesterol,” but many of us only vaguely understand what it means. When discussing heart health, most of us know that cholesterol is a common theme. You may wonder why you should be interested in learning about cholesterol. Your cholesterol levels are crucial for your overall health, including your heart. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in every cell in your body. Because it

Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know

Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know If your doctor recommends that you have a colonoscopy, the good news is that you don’t have to worry. Your imagination may take over and leave you visualizing an awful procedure, but it’s not. Most likely, you will be asleep during the procedure. Most people find the preparation for a colonoscopy is the worst part. What is a Colonoscopy? When Should I get it? A colonoscopy is a procedure your physician uses to

Keeping Healthy Skin for Seniors

Keeping Healthy Skin for Seniors As we get older, our skin may not look as plump and smooth as in our younger years. Aging skin loses fat and becomes thinner. Scratches, bumps, or cuts can take longer to heal. Like so many people, you spend a lot of time getting a tan or working outside during your life. It may have led to dry skin, wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancers. The good news is there are ways you can make