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High Blood Pressure: How to Treat, Monitor and Medicate This Common Condition

High Blood Pressure: How to Treat, Monitor and Medicate This Common Condition An Introduction to High Blood Pressure Everyone has heard of the term “high blood pressure” and everyone over the age of 45 fears the day when they might have it. But what really is high blood pressure? Where does it stem from? And are there better or worse ways to monitor and treat it? When blood cells and [...]

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: Aging at Home|

Engaging Indoor Activities for Seniors at Home

Engaging Indoor Activities for Seniors at Home With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Florida and throughout the country, it’s clear that the safest place for older adults right now is at home. And while home does provide a necessary level of safety and security during the pandemic, it does put older adults at a heightened risk for feeling lonely and isolated. These indoor activities for seniors help them remain [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Categories: Aging in Place as a Family|

What is Chronic Inflammation and How Do We Stop It?

What is Chronic Inflammation and How Do We Stop It? Inflammation is the body’s response to stress, infection, or foreign substances and is a normal, healthy part of your everyday life. In a normal situation, inflammation is our friend. When your immune system senses foreign pathogens or particles, it sends in the SWAT team - proteins that protect the body and cause inflammation. However, if inflammation goes on for too [...]

By |February 27th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips for Seniors

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips for Seniors Learn more about the importance of implementing sun protection steps into one’s everyday routine: Sunscreen – Sunscreen is a first line of defense that should be used daily. Even when outside, but not in the direct sun, sunscreen with an SPF of 15 should be applied liberally to all areas of exposed skin and reapplied every few hours, and/or after swimming, perspiring, or toweling [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Safe Practices|

Breast Cancer Awareness in the Aging Community

Breast Cancer Awareness in the Aging Community According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, as studies show that one out of eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. But did you know: 80% of all breast cancer occurs in women over the age of 50, and 60% of cases are found in women over the age of 65, making [...]

By |February 20th, 2022|Categories: Aging at Home|
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