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.
Everyone will experience mild to severe arthritis at some point in our lives. So what can be done to dissolve the pain?
Some innocent habits we carry out on a daily basis may be contributing to memory loss.
Protein is one of our body’s many building blocks, specifically for tissue and muscle mass. We need to consume a regular amount of protein on a daily basis in order to keep our bodies intact. Because protein is so crucial to our survival and diet, believe these five myths about protein can inflict more harm than good:
Fat has been vilified beyond belief. There are countless products and service to lose fat, blast belly fat, trim the fat, and so on. Many different foods have fat-free and low-fat iterations. We’ve been conditioned to believe that fat is bad and needs to be eliminated. The very word “fat” is hurled at people as insults. But…IS it as bad as we’ve been led to believe for so many years? No. Time for a little biology lesson: Fat 101.
Establishing the measures needed to get your parents care they deserve is challenging, especially if you cannot commit to being a full-time caregiver for whatever reason.
While you work on making a strong body, don’t forget about building a strong brain. Here are some of the best foods you can eat that your brain will thank you for.
2016 was a very uplifting year for all of us at Centers Health Care. Every single one of our facilities experienced monumental advancements as we continue to grow.
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.
Winter is coming…along with the cold and flu. Luckily, there are a handful of ways you can prevent yourself from getting overcome by nasty colds.
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
Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Health Care, a 300-bed facility that joined the Centers Health Care family only four years ago, has earned an overall 4-star facility rating by Medicare in their comparison of more than 15,000 Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes
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