Keeping Healthy During Winter

Winter can affect one’s health in myriad ways. It’s important to know these effects so we can better mitigate them. These are some common examples of how winter weather can affect a person’s health: During the winter, more time is spent indoors in response to the cold. This is not Read more…

Chamomile Tea for Anxiety

Ah, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chamomile tea to soothe the nerves. Chamomile has been used medicinally for thousands of years and was known by ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures. It is usually made into a tisane or an herbal tea without actual caffeinated leaves from a Read more…

Warm up to Hot Cocoa

Hot chocolate is one of life’s simple pleasures and one that definitely makes November through February more enjoyable. But did you know that a daily mug of hot chocolate could help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer? A Cornell University study found that hot cocoa contains a Read more…

Is Salt Essential?

Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. Everyone needs salt for fluid balance, as well as muscle and nerve functions.  Salt is an essential nutrient that the body is unable to produce by itself. The human body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly. Sodium is just Read more…

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Disasters do not plan ahead, but we can. September is National Preparedness Month and encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The effort is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The 2020 National Preparedness Month’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Read more…

Delusions and Paranoia

“Someone stole my purse and all my money!”  “Why am I being held a prisoner in my house?” “Why are all these people in my home?” For people with dementia, it is common that delusions and paranoia will develop at some point, usually during the middle and late stages of Read more…

Families Staying Connected

Who remembers The Jetsons, the animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1963? George Jetson was most likely one of the first to incorporate video calling to stay connected with his family and place of employment. Video calling was once considered a futuristic idea, oddly enough, it is now readily Read more…

The 3 Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease tends to develop slowly and gradually worsens over several years. Alzheimer’s affects most functions of the brain which includes: memory, thinking, judgement, language, personality, and movement. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s can develop differently in each person, but there are some commonalities in the symptoms and stages of the disease. Read more…

Self-Isolation Stress Eating

Trapped in the house with a fridge filled with food? While we are practicing social distancing, and reading all-things coronavirus, it’s tempting to turn to food for comfort and escape during stressful times. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress eating or emotional eating, is a conscious or unconscious effort to Read more…