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The Cardiac Diet: Prolong Life After a Heart Attack

By |November 18th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

After a heart attack, life can seem pretty daunting. Getting back into a routine is a priority, and this usually includes having to make huge lifestyle changes. There are medicines to take, exercises to do, maybe you have to quit smoking. However, one of the most important things to [...]

Prevent COPD Flare-Up with These Rules

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, it's a challenging respiratory condition. COPD is relatively common and is linked to several external factors including passive cigarette smoke. When the condition worsens, it is referred to as an 'Exacerbation' or a COPD flare-up. This is a very serious condition, and [...]

Longevity Secrets: Simple and Easy Ways

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Did you know that the average life expectancy for people in the US has pretty much doubled in the past 100 years? Right now, everybody is living longer. What are the secrets of longevity?People are living to be 100, 103, 105 – and still enjoying life! Many are highly active [...]

Influenza in Seniors: Advice for Family and Caregivers

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Nursing|

The onset of winter with its colder weather brings with it the risk of influenza in seniors. Flu symptoms start like the common cold. It is characterized by a sore throat, a blocked or runny nose, and a cough. However, the potential for fatality from flu in seniors is [...]

Depression In Seniors: Symptoms and Treatment

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Depression in seniors, as with all people, doesn’t always need relate to a major mishap or life change, (these can, however, be triggers). Rather, depression is a state of mind during which an individual is troubled by feelings such as hopelessness, sadness, and fatigue, and often without any tangible [...]

Palliative Treatment is Not the End of Life

By |August 26th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Palliative treatment can often enough be stressful for patients and family members, although it is the goal of this specialized care to provide emotional support during these times. This type of care is not for end of life, but is instead meant to improve quality of life for those [...]

Elderly Living: Avoid Spinal Injuries

By |August 12th, 2018|Categories: Nursing|

Spinal injuries can have very serious and permanent consequences including paralysis and a loss of normal bodily functions. With the summertime upon us many of us are adventuring further from home, hiking, camping, traveling, and just generally getting outside and enjoying the warm weather. In the summer, many elderly [...]

Why Stress Is Bad for Your Health

By |July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Nobody enjoys feeling stressed out. But did you know that stress is bad for your health, above and beyond simply being unpleasant to live with! Stress is a process which involves environmental demands putting strain on your body’s ability to cope with and to adapt to a given situation. [...]

Acute Respiratory Failure In The Elderly

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Acute respiratory failure, as the name suggests, is a potentially life-threatening condition requiring professional treatment and management. It’s not uncommon in frail or elderly people. Acute respiratory failure is basically a failure of the respiratory system, meaning that you have huge difficulty breathing. The condition is often dealt with [...]

Heart Failure in the Elderly: Symptoms, Causes, Rehabilitation

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Heart failure is a worrying condition in any individual, and particularly so when the person with heart failure is elderly. A cardiovascular condition, heart failure, or HF, occurs when a person’s heart is not able to pump an adequate supply of blood through their body. The condition develops over [...]