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.
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.
Each year, many Americans, motivated to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, make the popular New Year’s Resolution to exercise more frequently. This commitment has an additional, lesser-known perk; Exercise benefits hearing health.
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into
When the loved one they have been living with passes away, many older adults face the challenge of learning to live alone—often for the first time. By LISA PETSCHE
Minimalism is a style of extreme spareness and simplicity. Despite varying degrees along the minimalist spectrum, the bottom line remains: “Less is more” is better for your physical and mental health. By CARRIE STENSRUD