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7 Activities To Share With Your Loved One When Visiting The Alzheimer's Care Facility

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Alzheimer’s patients need activities to help stimulate cognitive functioning, promote social interaction, alleviate depression and improve self-esteem. A visit from a loved one may inspire recollections of past events, especially if your loved one is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Visitations to your loved one’s Alzheimer’s care facility may also help foster relationships and strengthen bonds.  To help your loved one become more engaged with life and spark pleasant memories, share any of these activities on your next visit: Read More»

Choosing Independent Senior Living: How To Help Convince Your Parents It's The Right Choice

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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average life expectancy of an American female in 2012 was over 81 years of age and for a male, it’s over 76. Even if your parents are alive, well and stubborn, they might insist on living in their own home, even though the upkeep is becoming overwhelming. If you’re researching a senior living community and your parents are adamant it’s for “ Read More»

Ending Insomnia: Natural Ways To Get A Good Night's Sleep

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If you spend endless nights tossing and turning, your eyes burning with exhaustion, but your body is somehow still unable to give you the sleep you need, you need a healthy, long-term solution. Some over-the-counter medications will give one good night, but you can’t become dependent on drugs. There are a few natural methods you can try to help improve your sleep situation.  Break Out The Essential Oils Some essential oils have the power to soothe anxiety and calm the mind. Read More»

Vitamin D Levels Could Have Significant Impact On Asthma Treatment

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The adage, “You learn something new every day” is certainly correct for a recent study on the link between vitamin D and asthma. It appears that researchers have correlated vitamin D levels with the frequency of attacks suffered by asthma patients. The lower a patient’s vitamin D level, the more likely the patient is to suffer an asthma attack. This could be a significant breakthrough in the treatment of asthma. Read More»

5 Misconceptions About Root Canals

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A root canal is one of the most dreaded dental procedures patients face, and many patients will go to great lengths to avoid it. Root canals can be scary because they involve filling a space deep within the roots of your teeth. However, the bad reputation of a root canal may be undeserved and overrated. The American Association of Endodontists reports that more than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States, and most people leave the procedure in less pain and satisfied with the results. Read More»

4 Super Cool Ways To Help Your Child Love Going To The Dentist

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Taking a child to the dentist can be one of three things – a nightmare, an exercise in futility, or a smooth, uneventful appointment that results in clean, healthy teeth. Any parent would choose the latter option, but few know how to actually accomplish it. Here are four super cool ways you can help your child look forward to dental appointments (yes, seriously) and calm any fears they may have about the dentist. Read More»

Nutritious And Labor Friendly Foods To Offer Pregnant Mothers

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If you are a midwife, then it is your job to help expectant mothers through the birthing process. You will most likely assist with home births and this means that birthing pools, essential oils, and heating pads are things that you commonly use. It can take five hours or more for a mother to go through active labor, and this means that you will spend a great deal of time helping mothers through their deliveries. Read More»

6 Ways That Rapid Prototyping Is Revolutionizing Health Care

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Technology has revolutionized the health care industry in ways that seem almost like the stuff of science fiction novels. No one would have thought just twenty short years ago that printers would someday be able to create reproductions of so many different things – including body parts! Nonetheless, rapid prototyping, otherwise known as 3-D printing, has helped the health care industry make giant strides in keeping people keeping healthy and happy. Read More»

New Technology Cures Allergy Symptoms With Laser Therapy

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Do you suffer from allergies? Have you altered your lifestyle to avoid your allergy triggers or succumbed to daily doses of antihistamines and decongestants? If so, you’ll be happy to hear about a new breakthrough in allergy treatment that utilizes lasers and a computerized biofeedback system to bring relief to long-term allergy sufferers. Read on or click here to find out more. How Does Laser Treatment For Allergies Work? A person experiences an allergic reaction to a substance because their body, for one reason or another, decides to deem that substance as dangerous. Read More»

Home Care Is More Than Just Medical Treatment: 2 Different Ways Specialists Can Help Your Elderly Parent

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When most people think of home care, they usually think of hospice workers visiting to take care of people who have serious medical conditions or other special needs. Because of this misconception, most people decide against home care services if their parent is elderly, but otherwise in good health. However, home care services can help with more than just keeping track of medication and switching out bandages. Here are two different ways that home care specialists can assist your elderly parent, and why you should think about hiring some help today. Read More»