Telehealth: How It Works and Why It’s So Beneficial

This article was originally posted on Seniors Guide For patients who are homebound, telehealth may be the next best thing to an in-person doctor visit. Telehealth is a broad term defined as any part of the healthcare system practiced remotely, using digital information and communication technologies. If you monitor your health on a mobile health… Continue reading Telehealth: How It Works and Why It’s So Beneficial

How to Help a Senior Safely Manage Allergy Season

This article was shared on AgingCare.com Unfortunately, some of the nicest weather and foliage during the year are accompanied by an onslaught of allergens. As pollen fills the air, people afflicted by seasonal allergies begin to groan. The 2018 National Health Interview Survey found that 19.2 million Americans over age 18 had been diagnosed with… Continue reading How to Help a Senior Safely Manage Allergy Season

List of Important Items To Have Available During This Coronavirus

For years, before the coronavirus pandemic, we advised clients to have important legal and health documents in a file or folder and to tell family members the location of the file so they were available in an emergency. The current pandemic has added a few extra dimensions to what you need to include if a… Continue reading List of Important Items To Have Available During This Coronavirus

Dementia Care Dos & Don

This article was originally posted on APlaceForMom.com Mid-to-late stage dementia often presents a variety of challenging behavioral problems. This discussion of common symptoms may help prepare you to effectively support a person with dementia. What Patient Behavior Is Typical of Dementia? Anger, confusion, anxiety, and sadness are a few of the emotional symptoms a dementia… Continue reading Dementia Care Dos & Don

High Blood Pressure and Cold Medicine Don’t Mix

bedside table with cold and flu remedies and tissues

Some over-the-counter flu remedies can elevate pressure, interfere with meds. This article was originally posted on AARP As cold and flu season rages on, health experts are warning people with high blood pressure to think twice before popping or pouring over-the-counter medications to relieve their symptoms. Decongestants, a common ingredient in cold and flu drugs,… Continue reading High Blood Pressure and Cold Medicine Don’t Mix

Why we need to take borderline diabetes seriously

This article was written by Dr Eno from Women Living With Diabetes. When it comes to awareness around type 2 diabetes, there is one fact that leaves me feeling somewhat discouraged. And that is the realization that healthcare providers are not doing a very good job about educating the public about borderline diabetes. I can’t… Continue reading Why we need to take borderline diabetes seriously