Looking like the upward part of a pushup, the plank position is one of many exercises utilized in Pilates and other low-impact exercise programs gaining favor with audiences of all ages, especially seniors.
It isn’t surprising that the time when family members are most likely to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one comes during the holiday season. Family members and friends who have not seen one another for months, or even a year, gather, and the signs of memory loss or behavioral change become obvious.
Small, lightweight portable oxygen concentrators the size of a hardcover novel are increasingly replacing large, bulky oxygen tanks. For the over 2.5 million people
Rejecting Medicaid expansion is in the best interest of all Idahoans, including senior citizens.
Seniors are some of the most active members and volunteers in our communities. But when health conditions go untreated, our ability to give back to our community is limited.
Alzheimer’s Association supports families throughout their journey.
Running is an invigorating exercise that isn’t just for the young. Mary Graeff is still going strong at age 76, training for long-distance races this year. “I am thankful I can do it,” she said.
The impact of Alzheimer’s is profoundly felt throughout the state. Currently in Idaho, about 25,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s with an estimated 5.7 million across the country. The Alzheimer’s Association® urges individuals throughout Idaho to get involved and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
If you’re unsure what your blood pressure levels should be, you’re not alone. Recent changes in the hypertension guidelines made by the American Heart Association and the American College Cardiology mean that roughly 30 million more Americans than previously thought are now considered to have high blood pressure (hypertension). According to the new guidelines, anyone with a blood pressure reading above 130/80 is considered to have high blood pressure.
Using Essential oils as healing agents dates back to ancient Egyptian, Roman, and Greek cultures. Natural oils have a stigma, but optimum health is a universal desire, so why miss out on their positive effects on your health? Consider rounding out your wellness routine with essential oils.