Tag Archives: hospital

Blood Poisoning’s Toll on the Brain

Every year, some 750,000 Americans suffer from sepsis, a life-threatening ailment that many have never heard of. The condition, sometimes called “blood poisoning” though no poison is involved, is an inflammatory response to serious infection that can cause damage to … Continue reading

Under Stress

As I sit here on this sunny day, With my hospital appointment only hours away, I start to think of what I’ve done, During my life, how far I have come, The clock is ticking in so many ways, What’s to happen … Continue reading

Senior-Friendly Fitness Close to Home

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Exercise is not only good for your body; it’s good for your brain. Physical activity encourages regular brain functions and helps keep the brain active. A study by the University of Washington found regular exercise reduces … Continue reading

How to Assemble a Caregiving Team

By Winnie Yu Whether it’s driving mom to the doctor, doing dad’s laundry, or providing 24/7 care to an aging relative, many Americans these days are familiar with the rigors of caring for a loved one. According to the Family … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, care for individuals who require 24-hour nursing supervision. There are two types of care provided in nursing homes: Skilled Care (also known as “sub-acute” or “Medicare occupancy”) Long-Term Care (also known as … Continue reading