Monthly Archives: November 2012

Treating Hypoglycemia in Seniors

Hypoglycemia means a low blood glucose level of 70 mg or lower. It can produce a vast variety of symptoms and problems, but the main complications come from an insufficient supply of glucose to the brain, causing an impairment of … Continue reading

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COPD in Seniors

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the occurrence of chronic bronchitis or emphysema. This condition makes the bronchial tubes or airways of the lungs narrow over time, which does not let enough oxygen enter or leave the lungs. It is a … Continue reading

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Types of Dementia (Part 2)

This post cotinues the review of the differetn types of dementia. Dementia with Lewy Bodies Dementia with Lewy Bodies is a type of dementia associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. It is characterized anatomically by the presence of Lewy bodies, … Continue reading

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Types of Dementia (Part 1)

Dementia is often referred to as a disease, however, it is not actually a singular disease, but a degenerative syndrome that will cause the sufferer to withdraw from family and society, have long-term memory loss, and, gradually, lose bodily functions. … Continue reading

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Tips to Treat the Cold and Flu the Natural Way

Winter is the time of colds and flu and seniors are particularly susceptible with a reduced immune system and other health issues that can complicate matters.  It is important that they do everything possible to prevent the cold or flu … Continue reading

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Tips to Beat the Winter Blues for Seniors

Winter blues is a real phenomenon that strikes people of all ages; it can cause depression and lack of energy and interest that lasts all winter long.  This problem is especially difficult for seniors since they are often homebound much … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Seniors

Several researches has been done on the benefits of massage therapy for seniors and it has been determined that this type of therapy can help with numerous issues either by providing temporary relief or by allowing the body to heal … Continue reading

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Fun Winter Activities for Seniors

As the days get shorter and the evenings get colder, many seniors become homebound until the temperatures will start to rise in the spring.  However, it is important for seniors to get fresh air and exercise even in cold winter … Continue reading

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Fun Activities for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a serious disease that no one should take lightly.  However, that does not mean you cannot find fun activities to enjoy with your loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  In fact, it is essential that you … Continue reading

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