Health & Wellness

Shingles and Seniors: What You Should Know

Shingles is a disease that affects your nerves. It can cause burning, shooting pain, tingling, and/or itching, as well as a rash and blisters. The rash usually runs along an inflamed nerve and develops on one side of the body or face. Shingles is caused by the varicella or chicken [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:49:33+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Categories: Medical|0 Comments

Tips for Fighting the Holiday Blues

Our very own Ron D’Aquila was interviewed by News 8 (WTNH) recently to discuss tips for fighting the holiday blues, particularly for the elderly. In the interview, Ron explained that the winter season can negatively affect a person’s mood, especially the elderly. Colder weather keeps people indoors more and it [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:49:50+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Categories: Seasonal|0 Comments

A Hearing-Friendly Holiday

It’s the time of year for many family gatherings. Celebrating the holiday season brings family and friends together to share stories and catch up with each other. While it’s a festive time, family events can be very frustrating and overwhelming if you have hearing loss. We found this great article [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:50:08+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Should You Buy Organic for Your Senior?

To buy or not to buy organic, that is the question. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes an annual report called the “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce” that may help your decision making. This report takes food testing data from the USDA and identifies the produce with the most [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:51:54+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Do you see signs and symptoms of Parkinson's in your senior loved one? Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive (symptoms may get worse as time goes by) disorder in which dopamine levels in your brain decline over time. Dopamine is the messenger in your brain partly responsible for controlling movement [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:35:38+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Scams Targeting Seniors

Scams targeting seniors are on the rise and the AARP is taking action. The AARP Fraud Network recently used a “reverse boiler room” campaign to advise Connecticut AARP members on how to identify a scam. The AARP explains that when con artists use telemarketing tactics to try to scam people [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:36:30+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Categories: Self Care|0 Comments

Antibiotics and Superbugs

Antibiotics and superbugs, is there a connection? Most definitely. Antibiotics have been depended on for fighting bacteria for nearly 100 years. And research has shown that our dependence may have gotten out of control. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics has caused antibiotics to lose effectiveness with certain bacteria. And this [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:36:40+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Categories: Medical|0 Comments

How to Minimize Risk of Infections During a Hospital Stay [VIDEO]

Consumer Reports recently published a report on the germ warfare going on in hospitals and provided information on how to protect yourself from infections during a hospital stay. In the study, more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals were rated on the occurrence of MRSA (a form of staph bacteria), C.diff (clostridium difficile), [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:37:53+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Senior Wellness: Benefits of Turmeric for Cognitive Decline

What are your thoughts on natural solutions for health issues? We all see stories in the news media, blogs and health publications about the benefits of natural remedies, but one that is extremely interesting to me is turmeric and its impact on cognitive decline. The benefits of turmeric are worth [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:39:04+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

Can Social Media and Gaming Benefit Senior Health?

A study published in a 2010 study in the New England Journal of Medicine focused on how engaging in the right leisure activities can keep brain cells stimulated and cognitive skills intact as we age. Researchers call this “productive aging” and it has been linked to lower rates of dementia. [...]

By | 2018-04-27T14:19:03+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

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