As we get older, falls are more dangerous for our bones and our overall health. A bad fall can reduce your mobility and impact your ability to be independent. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take to reduce your chances of a fall. And what better time to implement these changes than fall prevention month? Read More »
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Hypertension is a common medical condition where, over time, the force of blood pushing against artery walls can eventually lead to health problems, such as heart disease.
Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps as well as the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. This higher pressure puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. In addition to a greater risk of a heart attack or stroke, the extra strain of hypertension can also lead to kidney disease, and is closely linked to some types of dementia. Read More »
What Is Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)?
FND is a problem in the nervous system that can’t be explained because the structure of the brain appears normal. Essentially, FND refers to the malfunctioning of parts of the brain that control muscles and senses. These parts of the brain send incorrect signals to the nervous system, resulting in its symptoms. Symptoms vary in severity, can be persistent or intermittent, and can manifest in a physical, sensory, and/or cognitive form. Read More »
While your brain changes with age, cognitive impairment is not an unavoidable part of getting older. Maintaining healthy habits can help keep your brain healthy and active, no matter what your age. Here are eight ways you can maintain your overall brain health and decrease your risk of age-related cognitive decline:
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If you are dealing with chronic illness, physical challenges or early stages of dementia, it can sometimes feel difficult to get excited about what lies ahead. In many cases, it may have been awhile since you’ve learned a new skill or participating in something that brings you happiness and joy. But it certainly doesn’t have to be that way! Thankfully just about everyone, even those who require live in care or the support of a health care agency, can benefit from participating in an expressive art program. Read More »