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Mourning Before Death: The Anguish Families Go Through

Mourning before death is an anguish many families experience. This pileup of complex emotions is known as “anticipatory loss.” “The deterioration of function, disability, and suffering have their own grieving processes, but helping families deal with that isn’t built into the health care system. The anguish accompanying aging isn’t openly discussed. Instead, these emotions are typically…

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. Weakness and tingling in the extremities are usually the first symptoms. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. The illness can be the result of an infectious illness such as a respiratory infection or the stomach…

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Memory Improvement In Seniors Through Deep Sleep

Memory lapses are more common and frequent in the elderly, perhaps because their brain waves can’t sync to save new memories, researchers at University of California, Berkeley found. In stage 4 sleep, the brain produces delta waves almost exclusively. It is very difficult to wake someone during stages 3 and 4, which together are called deep sleep. There is no eye…

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Your Pet Won’t Stop Your Physical And Mental Ageing

Owning a pet doesn’t prevent age-related declines in physical or mental health, a recent study found.     Pet: The  Study Protocol Some studies have suggested that pets can improve psychological health, perhaps by easing loneliness or providing companionship. Other research has suggested at health benefits such as weight regulation and improved heart health, possibly from having to walk…

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Short Term Rehabilitation Facilities Provide Valuable Services

Short-term rehabilitation facilities provide therapy for individuals recovering from a surgery, illness or accident. Generally, rehab can last from several days to a few months. In short-term rehabilitation, patients receive physical, occupational, and speech therapy from compassionate and highly skilled therapists. Therapists are part of a team that includes experienced physicians, nurses, social workers, and…

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Your Mouth Speaks Volumes About Your Health Status

Mouth bacteria can affect the heart, studies show. Researchers aren’t sure why that is, as gum disease isn’t proven to cause other diseases. But it does make sense to take care of your mouth like you do the rest of your body.     Mouth: Gum Disease and Diabetes Diabetes can reduce the body’s resistance to infection.…

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It is so Important to Visit your Loved One in the Nursing Home

Visiting your elderly loved ones in the nursing home is extremely important as it provides them with some relief from their daily routine, and you get a chance to bond with them. It also allows you to make sure they are doing well and provide feedback to the staff on any issues you may have…

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Fun in the Sun: The Benefits of the Outdoors

Spending time outdoors is great for both mental and physical health, especially seniors. Spending just half an hour outdoors every day can greatly improve your overall state of being. Benefits of the Outdoors Relieve anxiety and symptoms of depression A study at the University of Michigan discovered that group nature walks were resulting in a…

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Art Therapy for the Elderly

Art therapy can be very beneficial for older adults, especially those living with memory loss, or those who need to manage stress and pain. Painting and other art activities help keep the mind sharp, and promote dexterity, in a social, fun and casual environment. Benefits Associated with Art Therapy Promotes Self Expression Expressing yourself through…

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10 Tips for a Terrific Visit with an Elderly Loved One

Visiting elderly loved ones can be a bit nerve-wracking. What should you talk about when you visit? Should you bring something with you, like photos, or will that cause them undue stress? Should you bring the grandkids along or not, and if so, how should you prepare them for the visit? Here are 10 tips…

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