In Pursuit of Healthy Old Age, The Anti-aging Field ‘Explodes’

Experts on the forefront of anti-aging medicine say the field is booming, with therapies on the horizon to target illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer’s and make for a healthier, older population in the years to come. Much of the research done so far has been on lab animals and simple organisms like worms, which enable…

How To Use A Cane With A Bad Knee

This blog post will explore how to use a cane with a bad knee and avoid  developing bad habits. Whether your knee, foot, or hip is bothering you, using a cane is actually very simple. If you’ve looked at any of my other blog posts on the subject, this one  is probably going to be…

Connecting the Dots for Caregivers – Meet Pat

I watched this short video about this one woman’s experience and realized again how important each and every one of our individual’s stories are. Modern society has gotten so fast we forget what “community” actually is. Often times we are so caught up in the struggles and stresses of our own everyday lives that we…

Boxing Therapy Can Help Knock Out Parkinson’s Symptoms

Its important that we all keep moving regularly as we go through life. For a lot of us, that’s not too difficult to physically (mentally is another thing). But, when you have something like Parkinson’s it can be tough. And, it can be tough on family caregivers if their loved one stiffens up and isn’t…

How To Use A Cane Properly

With this blog post we’ll explore how to use a cane properly. The accompanying video will help you visualize what I’m suggesting. So make sure you take the time to watch it. It’s not that long. When most people think of a cane, the picture that comes to mind is that of what we call…

How To Move An Elderly Person Out Of Bed

One of the more physically demanding tasks of a caregiver is what therapists call “bed mobility”. Bed mobility is important for a number of reasons. But most commonly 1) giving someone a bed bath, 2) providing pressure relief for a bedbound or mostly immobile person to prevent bed sores, and 3) to get people up…

Story: Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

 Healthcare and the commonweal should not be politicized, nor should it strictly be about the “bottom line”. When people from differing philosophies, political positions, as well as those strictly concerned about “market forces” can come together, understanding our true potential for solutions, and for the good of others, rather than just “their team”, great things…

How To Get An Elderly Person Out Of A Chair

If you’re wondering how to help an elderly person get out of a chair, it helps if you keep in mind a few things first. This blog post will explain some of the principles and offer suggestions that some caregivers and individuals have found very useful. The first thing to keep in mind if someone…