What is Chronic Inflammation and How Do We Stop It?

By |2022-01-21T01:52:56-05:00February 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 long or your body is inappropriately getting inflamed, it can have some long term and serious effects for our health. So, what is inflammation? Inflammation is your body’s first line of [...]

The Link Between Hearing Loss in Seniors and Cognitive Health

By |2022-01-21T00:37:10-05:00January 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Link Between Hearing Loss in Seniors and Cognitive Health To help maintain health, it’s important to visit the doctor regularly. For older adults with multiple health conditions, several physicians may be part of the senior’s healthcare team, working to keep chronic conditions monitored and under control. It’s no wonder that when an annual hearing exam is recommended, some seniors figure that is one healthcare visit they can postpone or even skip without any true risk to overall health and wellness. But that’s just not true. According to recent studies, age-related hearing loss has been shown to be associated with cognitive [...]

Tips to Help Manage Behavioral Challenges in Older Adults with Alzheimer’s

By |2022-01-21T00:34:55-05:00January 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Tips to Help Manage Behavioral Challenges in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Your usually calm loved one suddenly starts shouting and swearing at you. You wake up in the middle of the night to find your father wandering down the street. Your mother suddenly feels confused and has trouble sleeping at night. It is common to see changes in behavior in a loved one with Alzheimer's. Still, scenarios like these can be deeply upsetting for family members. It is important to remember that these changes, while challenging, are typical as the Alzheimer’s progresses. And while it’s easier said than done, caregivers should [...]

6 Ways That Strength Training Can Help You Age Healthier

By |2022-01-20T23:32:25-05:00January 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

6 Ways That Strength Training Can Help You Age Healthier Most people think strength training is for serious athletes. But working out to increase your muscle strength and build your muscles actually has some more surprising benefits besides just getting more toned. Strength training can actually benefit your heart more than cardio workouts can. Who knew? Learn the 6 different ways that strength training can positively affect your health below. It can improve your mental health and mood Relatively recent research (O’Connor et. al 2010) has shown that moderate-intensity resistance training can reduce anxiety, can improve brain function (specifically memory and [...]

Go to Top