Category 'Healthy Living'

Helping Seniors With Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal nasal allergies strain the body: runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, itchy eyes and fatigue are some of the resulting symptoms. Extreme weather swings, particularly in spring and fall, kick up the production of pollen, the fine powder released by flowering plants. Spread by the wind, pollen settles in a person’s skin, nose and lungs and can cause an allergic reaction. Other common nasal allergens include animal dander and dust mites.

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Bathroom Safety: A Shower Chair or Bath Bench?

Shower chairs, shower stools and bath benches are a good option to help with bathing safety and fall avoidance.

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National Nurses Day Celebrates the Contribution of Nurses

National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year celebrates the contributions nurses make to our lives and communities. What would you do to honor nurses in America?

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Counseling Assistance for Every Need

How do you gain a better balance and not discount your mental and emotional health as you care for another?

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Bathroom Safety: Grab Bars

Would it surprise you to learn that nearly 200,000 older Americans are treated in emergency rooms for bathroom-related falls and injuries every year?

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Coconut Fat May Slow Aging

Nutrition experts praise coconut fat as a super food that improves brain function, boosts energy and burns the body’s excess fat. Plus, research is finding that a diet high in coconut fat also may delay brain cells from aging.

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3 Steps to Developing an Attitude of Creative Indifference Toward Caregiving

Maintaining emotional equilibrium while caring for a loved one who is aged, chronically ill or disabled is not easy. It takes constant effort, and some days you will do better than others so you must be gentle with yourself.

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Coping With Caregiver Stress

Most caregivers frequently struggle with anger, fear, frustration, guilt, depression and grief. Coping with caregiver stress is something many people struggle with, although it’s hard sometimes to remember that you are not alone.

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Boomers Returning to the Movies

America’s seniors are filling movie theaters in record numbers to watch Hollywood’s mature actors reinvent themselves on the big screen. The resurgence of 60-plus cinema stars is attracting box office dollars, and America’s seniors are settling in with their buckets of popcorn.

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Right at Home Registered Nurse (RN) Lorraine Grote Johnson

Lorraine Grote Johnson is a registered nurse (RN) with decades of experience working in hospitals and the home care industry. She is Director of Care Quality at the Right at Home corporate headquarters.

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