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…

Know The COVID-19 Facts

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first detected in China and now has been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including the United States. According to the CDC, illnesses have ranged from very mild (including some with Read more…

February is American Heart Month

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer. Studies show that people who join forces stand a better chance of staying motivated. Feeling connected with others and having close Read more…

Tai Chi for Seniors

Are you looking for a low impact way to stay active? Tai chi might be the answer. Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise characterized by slow, measured movements and deep breathing. Tia Chi movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, Read more…