14 January 2015
One important part of being a caregiver for seniors is ensuring that they receive the best physical care possible, but also take part in activities that help them nurture their minds and remain mentally positive. A positive attitude is essential to staying healthy. In order to help encourage a positive attitude in your seniors, you should include activities that require interaction and encourage communication and resourceful thinking. Here are three example activities that are ideal for seniors in home health care systems or at senior centers like ComForcare Home Care - Slidell, LA:
12 January 2015
People using a walking cane due to disability, injury or age may feel that the cane could make them a target for opportunistic criminals, who see them as an easy target. Read on to find out how to turn your perceived weakness into a hidden strength. Cane-Fu Cane-Fu is a particular style of martial arts that is being taught to senior citizens nationwide. It is touted for not only making people safer by teaching them to defend themselves, but also helping them to live healthier lives through exercise.
6 January 2015
As a member of the LGBT community -- encompassing people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender -- you are nervous about being admitted to a drug rehab center that doesn't focus on persons of your sexual orientation and the relevant problems you face. You're also concerned about the prejudices other patients might have against you. Fortunately, there are increasing numbers of options for those who would prefer an LGBT rehab center.
5 January 2015
Bunions are no fun and they could develop on anyone. No matter what you have heard, they do not just develop on senior citizens. Bunions are a structural foot issue that can be treated. They start in the area of the big toe and are often a noticeable, bony protrusion. This bump could become painful and could cause you difficulty when wearing certain types of shoes. In its most extreme cases, bunions could affect the way that you walk.
31 December 2014
When most people think of cancer treatments, they think exclusively about radiation and chemotherapy. While these types of treatments are the most commonly relied upon options by physicians to treat various forms of cancer, there are actually other, potentially less toxic methods available for cancer treatment. Among these is the lesser-known option of immunotherapy. In order to know if this treatment option may benefit you, you need to learn a bit more about what this innovative cancer treatment entails.
30 December 2014
You wake in the night with gripping chest pain on your left side. It worsens as you take deep breaths or shift your position in bed. Almost as dramatic as the pain is your fearful thought: am I having a heart attack? As terrifying as this scenario is, your doctor may inform you that rather than having a heart attack, you have a condition called costochondritis. Between 13 and 36 percent of adults experiencing chest pain are diagnosed with costochondritis, also called chest wall pain or costosternal syndrome.