Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s partnership with local celebrity chef Walter Potenza paid off for residents and their families at an exciting event today.
Today, April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day. Parkinson’s disease affects millions worldwide, affecting mostly the elderly but younger people could still experience symptoms without a cure.
If stress is left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on our health and productivity. In fact, stress has been associated with physical problems like a weakened immune system, stomachaches, high blood pressure, hair loss, and headaches. So what can you do to combat stress?
March 9th is World Kidney Day. What are kidneys and why are they so integral to our health? The kidneys are responsible for a variety of essential bodily functions. From release the hormone that produces red blood cells to activating vitamin D for your bones, the kidneys are a mixed bag. However, the kidneys’ primary function is waste management or filtration.
If you are a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you might think about getting creative and exploring the benefits of art therapy as a release from the frustration of coping with Alzheimer’s symptoms.
As we get older, our bodies will need more vitamins and nutrients in order to sustain ourselves. And adequate nutrition may be overlooked as other major health issues might surface, like heart disease, surgery, or cognitive decline.
The average amount of sleep humans get in a 24-hour period is 8 hours. That means we spend a third of our lives catching Z’s.
They don't promote senseless violence and they don't make people dumber. In fact, many studies have shown the exact opposite: video games improve cognitive functions
August 21 is National Senior Citizen's Day. It's a day where we honor our senior citizens for their wisdom and contributions to society. It's a day where we remind ourselves just how much our parents and grandparents mean to us and how much love and support they have given us for all of these years.
Words alone can’t describe the difficulty a family goes through when a loved one succumbs to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It’s hard seeing your parent’s slow but inexorable transformation into someone very different. But young children are often the most confused, and frightened. Why can’t their grandpa remember who they are? And why are they acting strange? Explaining these diseases to a child is difficult, but not impossible