“Thinking” on Brain Games

People who play board games, cards, chess, bingo, and checkers are more likely to stay mentally sharp later in life, a study suggests.  People in their 70’s who regularly play board games score higher on tests of memory and...

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Tinkle Tinkle – No Star

Nocturia is when a person must wake up multiple times at night to pass urine. Nocturia can negatively affect a person’s quality of life by interrupting sleep, increasing nighttime fall risk, and causing fatigue and/or depression. This condition becomes...

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Tips for Self-Care

The physical and emotional demands of caring for a loved one can be exhausting.  Older caregivers are not the only ones putting their health and well-being at risk. Baby boomers are “aging” to the occasion. People who have assumed...

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Is Salt Essential?

Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. Everyone needs salt for fluid balance, as well as muscle and nerve functions.  Salt is an essential nutrient that the body is unable to produce by itself. The human body needs...

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Long-Distance Caregivers

What is a long-distance caregiver? According to the National Institute on Aging, a long-distance caregiver is someone who lives an hour or more away from a person who needs care. This kind of care can range from helping with...

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Smartphone Apps for Weight Loss

Pick up a phone, open an app. Record what foods were eaten today. A simple strategy to help lose weight, even without following a diet plan. Millions of people use smartphone apps that help track how many calories they...

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Poor Sleep Linked to Blood Sugar

Thirty-five percent of people report getting less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep nightly. People who don’t get enough sleep are prone to health problems, including type 2 diabetes. How sleep or lack of it affects...

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Joanne Freeborn, RN, Hometown Hero

Bringing Back the Sunshine Nurse Joanne Freeborn helps patients adopt healthy routines ​by Julia Browning, EBella Magazine, July, 2020 There are lucky people among us who know what their calling is and strive to live it every day.  ​Nurse...

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Senior Health Concern – Hoarding

Hoarders, clutterers, pack rats, and collectors are a few terms used to describe people with a lot of items in their home, office, car, storage unit, and maybe overflowing into the yard.  The accumulation of objects can become a...

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