What do I mean by “real” foods? They are the foods nature gives us. You know, things like plants, roots, fruits, nuts, seeds, honey, meats, milk and eggs. Real food is wholesome and nourishing. It’s simple, unprocessed, whole food. It’s grown in soil that’s free from harmful pesticides and chemicals. And the animals are raised without hormones or antibiotics.
If you are a Michigan caregiver for a loved one who lives with Alzheimer’s disease, you may be familiar with The National Alzheimer’s Project Act. If you aren’t, here is some quick background information.
While most of us who have a pet in our lives believe they make us feel better, there is mounting evidence to prove they can actually help to improve our health.
Part of the struggle of being a caregiver for a family member is finding time to take care of your own health. The more your loved one depends on you for basic activities of daily living, the less time you have to do the things we all know keep us healthy.
If you are a caregiver for an older loved one, the statistics on falls can be downright frightening. One in three seniors suffers a fall every year. Falls are consistently the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors.
Rarely does a week go by that we don’t hear about a high-profile case of bullying. It is happening in our elementary and high schools and even on college campuses. We’ve all seen the stories on the news that highlight just how devastating the effects of being bullied can be on a child or young adult. How can you recognize the warning signs that might indicate your child is being bullied? And if they are, what is the best approach to take in dealing with a bully?
The science that surrounds Alzheimer’s disease can be confusing. While progress has been made in learning more about the disease, a definitive cause and cure remain elusive. But more and more studies are reinforcing a few things you can do that may help cut your risk for developing this disabling disease.
Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age includes embracing the power of positive thinking. Studies show that thinking positive and avoiding negative self-talk can lead to better outcomes in everything from relationships to disease management.
Being a caregiver for a family member or senior loved one who lives with a chronic illness or a life-limiting disease is a tough job. So difficult, in fact, that caregivers often end up in a health crisis of their own. If someone you love is a caregiver for someone they love, you may be concerned about the toll the responsibilities are taking on them.
One question we are frequently asked by families of new residents is how to encourage old friends and extended family to visit their loved one in their new senior living home. For a variety of reasons, people are sometimes hesitant to visit the first time.