30 April 2015
The loss of memory that characterizes Alzheimer's disease can often result in the desire to wander. In fact, research shows that three out of every five Alzheimer's care patients will wander at some point. Patients with Alzheimer's could sustain serious injury during an episode of wandering, so taking precautions to keep them safe is important. If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, here are three tactics you can use to keep your loved one safe:
23 April 2015
For many people, the process of aging means struggling with the way your physical appearance changes. While this may sound vain, the truth is that some of those changes can be detrimental to your health. Other people may have their livelihoods affected by those changes. If you're looking to take steps to decrease the effects of aging, it's important that you stay informed. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the advantages of fractional resurfacing laser rejuvenation therapy.
15 April 2015
As a sexually active woman, you may already know that there are sexually transmitted diseases that you are at risk for. However, you may not have any symptoms or you may think that the symptoms will go away. That can be dangerous, because these diseases can serious health problems if they are not treated in a timely manner. Here are just a few sexually transmitted diseases and some of the health conditions that may result if you do not notice and treat them.
1 April 2015
When you realize that your senior loved one needs help in order to remain in their home, you may decide to hire an in-home care provider. Home-based care is a wonderful solution for seniors who need assistance with meals, medications and housework. It's also a way for family caregivers to take a break with the assurance that their older loved ones will be looked after in their absence. If your senior family member is able-minded, or mostly able-minded, it's a good idea to include them in the care planning in the following 3 ways:
22 March 2015
Running can be exhilarating and thrilling, but it can also be damaging if you push yourself too hard. Runners are all vulnerable to a variety of physical injuries, from tendinitis to shin splints. Stress fractures are one of the most common injuries that runners experience. Knowing what a stress fracture is, how to promote healing after one occurs, and how to avoid getting a stress fracture in the future will help you stay healthy and pain-free.
6 March 2015
During the winter and spring it is not unusual for children to have coughs and colds due to the change in weather. Most of the times the common cold is nothing to worry about. However, there are times when the common cold can lead to more serious conditions such as a chest infection. Chest infections can be very serious in young children and need to be treated immediately. In order get your child help when they have a chest infection, you should be aware of the symptoms and the steps you can take to help your child to cope.
24 February 2015
Bunions, those sometimes painful growths on the joint of your big toe, can range from a minor inconvenience to a crippling condition. There are several surgical options for correcting a bunion, but they are usually elective procedures and they aren't always necessary. Determine whether surgery is a good option for you so you can discuss treatment plans with your doctor. When Is Surgery a Good Option? Surgery isn't generally recommended if your bunions don't cause you any pain or impact your daily life.