Helping Seniors Manage Arthritis Pain

Diagnosing Arthritis in Seniors Perhaps one of the most painful accompaniments of aging is the development of arthritis. Almost half of seniors over the age of 65 have some form of chronic arthritis, making it difficult to perform daily tasks or routine movements without significant pain. While arthritis cannot be cured, it can be managed with […]

Gardening Increases Quality of Life and Physical Activity Level of Older Adults

It’s just common sense that getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine will help most people feel better and have fun, and that’s certainly true for older adults.  Now there’s a scientific study that proves the point. Researchers in Texas at Texas A&M University and Texas State University have concluded that gardeners who are older […]

Home Health Care in San Diego: Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Can Be Managed with the Help of Private Duty Care Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating disease that can frustrate anyone. This disorder directly attacks the central nervous system as a result of a decrease in cells that contain dopamine. Some of the affects of this disease include severe shaking and rigidness, difficulty with movement […]

Post-discharge Clinics Could Reduce Readmissions to the Hospital in North San Diego County

The day that an elderly patient ends his or her visit to a hospital in North San Diego County is always a happy one. Even if a long rehabilitation and recovery period lies ahead, anticipating the eventual return to a familiar and comfortable home environment does much to make the process an easier one. Unfortunately, […]

Decrease the anxiety of nursing home residents with dementia by playing their favorite music

Another great article at Aging in Action describes a study that concluded that a relatively inexpensive (and fun to implement) intervention may be useful for reducing anxiety among individuals with dementia. The authors hypothesize that the music contributed a sense of familiarity and stimulated pleasant memories for the participants, which is likely to ring true […]

Newsletter – January 2009

In This Issue: Watch Out for That Bed! Top 10 Signs You Have Too Much Stress In Your Life Diabetes: Take Control! Make Those Appliances Work For You! Googling Makes You Think Boot Camp For Your Brain Greetings From A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions! For many, January is a time to start fresh. January offers […]