Medical Conditions

Hearing Aid Help: A Resource Guide for Seniors

2022-01-25T17:29:49+00:00January 25th, 2022|Aging, Medical Conditions, Seniors|

Can you hear me now? According to the Hearing Health Foundation, roughly half of people over age 75 have severe hearing loss, and only about one-third of those use hearing aids. Hearing loss might seem like nothing more than a nuisance, but research has revealed links to increased risk of falls, cognitive decline and other [...]

Can We Compare COVID-19 to the Flu?

2020-05-15T20:35:12+00:00May 15th, 2020|Aging, Caregivers, Medical Conditions, Seniors|

Some people have downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 by comparing it to influenza (the flu). They wonder why we have to take such dramatic precautions for this pandemic, when we accept the flu as a perennial and inevitable part of life. Doesn’t the flu kill more people than COVID-19? While the total number of people [...]

5 Tips for Proper Handwashing

2020-04-09T14:47:34+00:00March 19th, 2020|Aging, Caregivers, Companion Care, Medical Conditions, Personal Care, Seniors|

We know how important it is to wash our hands, now more than ever. Use these tips to be sure you are washing properly to maximize effectiveness. If your hands are getting dry from the seemingly constant washing, keep a pump bottle of lotion next to the sink. Friction is Key Friction is the most [...]

Atlanta Area Support Groups

2020-03-05T17:34:09+00:00March 5th, 2020|Aging, Caregivers, Medical Conditions, Seniors|

You're encouraged to explore the multitude of support groups offered in the greater Atlanta area. Support groups can be very helpful for anyone facing a new diagnosis, suffering from a chronic disease or caring for a sick or disabled loved one. The most obvious benefit they provide is an outlet for your emotions and an [...]

Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease

2020-03-05T17:35:15+00:00February 13th, 2020|Medical Conditions, Personal Care, Seniors|

We all know that, with few exceptions, exercise benefits people of all ages throughout every stage of life. But did you know it’s even more important for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or a related neurological disorder. Researchers have conducted myriad studies that show exercise can significantly slow the progression of [...]

Diabetes & Diet: My Experience

2019-10-18T23:18:25+00:00July 16th, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Medical Conditions|

When I was officially diagnosed with diabetes, visions of plain white bagels topped with fluffy cream cheese immediately appeared in my mind’s eye, followed by homemade grilled cheese sandwiches and lasagna and… you get the point. I had spent the previous nine months avoiding sodium, which meant foregoing the bun and cheese on hamburgers and [...]

Pleural Mesothelioma

2019-10-18T23:18:46+00:00July 10th, 2019|Medical Conditions, Seniors|

Pleural mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors. The Pleural Mesothelioma Center works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support [...]

Helpful Links

2019-10-18T23:49:39+00:00April 4th, 2019|Aging, Caregivers, Diet & Nutrition, Medical Conditions, Seniors|

As we learn about resources and tools that may be helpful to you, we will update this list. Check back often and please contact us if you would like us to add a resource you've found helpful. AARP Pill Identifier Is It Time To Stop Driving? from Everyday Health Quick Reference Carb Counts (American Diabetes Association) [...]

How to Add Flavor Without Salt

2019-10-18T23:22:59+00:00March 31st, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Medical Conditions|

Following a low-sodium diet isn’t easy, especially if you prefer dining out or often stick to eating packaged foods at home. You might feel overwhelmed when you start scrutinizing food labels more closely and learn that even a slice of bread can take a big bite out of your daily sodium limit, but rest assured [...]

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