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MIND DIET

MIND DIET

The MIND Diet, which stands for “Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay,” is a dietary plan developed to promote brain health and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. It combines elements of two well-known diets: the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet. The MIND Diet is designed to emphasizes foods that have been linked to brain health. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is the early stage of cognitive ability loss (such as language/hearing/ visual/spatial perception) in…

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Cognitive Reserve: 7 Top Practices

Cognitive Reserve: 7 Top Practices

Cognitive reserve refers to the brain’s ability to improvise and find alternate ways of getting tasks done. It reflects your brain’s ability for finding skills and capacities to cope with problems. This concept helps explain why some individuals are more resilient to brain aging, brain fog & impending dementia. Incorporating the following practices into daily life can help build and maintain cognitive reserve, leading to better mental resilience and a reduced risk of cognitive decline with aging. To follow are…

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HYBRID HEALTHCARE

HYBRID HEALTHCARE

A hybrid model combines the benefits of technology and human assistance can certainly be beneficial, leveraging automation and technology where appropriate while also necessitating your advocacy. preparation Regular reassessment of the balance between technology and human assistance is important. However, good preparation and documentation is the KEY ADVOCATE = ASK

GERD Gotcha?

GERD Gotcha?

GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is a chronic digestive disorder where stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus, causing symptoms such as heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain, and difficulty swallowing. Diet can play a significant role in managing GERD symptoms. Tips for Managing GERD through Diet: It’s important to note that everyone’s tolerance to specific foods may vary. Keeping a food diary can help you identify which foods trigger or worsen your GERD symptoms.  Be your best advocate.

8 Steps to Clear Brain Fog

8 Steps to Clear Brain Fog

Don’t ya just hate it when you go to get something in another room and have to go back to where you started to remember! Brain fog is characterized as difficulty focusing, sluggish thinking, and memory lapses. It is a complex condition. It appears with chronic insomnia, head injuries, drug side effects, strokes, depression, and can happen after chemo and some long lasting COVID. In a research study done by Healthy Aging Programs at Cedars-Mt. Sinai Medical Center several helpful…

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Assisted Living What and When

Assisted Living What and When

Understanding In-Home Care Options and How to Manage Services. Part One Finding the correct match for “Need to Providers” has become increasing difficult. The need can spontaneously appear with any sudden health crisis. I hear all the time “I don’t need this, now” and sadly more often “I wish I had known this 2 months ago”.   This will be in two parts, the first here is understanding home care options.  I will follow with how to manage services. To get…

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Revitalize Your Spring: 6 Tips to Energize Seniors

Revitalize Your Spring: 6 Tips to Energize Seniors

Spring has arrived, summer soon to follow you need to pace yourself to enjoy. Start by thinking energize. “Sitting is the new smoking”. If you are not a “gym rat type” Look at your day and figure MOVEMENT into it every day. Go grab some pep in your step, energize and MOVE and enjoy your life.

What is a Healthcare Power of Attorney

What is a Healthcare Power of Attorney

HCPOA or DPOA understand the differences so you can get the services you require. What is a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) and Why do I Need One, is a question being asked more frequently.  It is important to understand how it is different than a Healthcare Power of Attorney.  Is it to be effective now or when I am incapacitated?  What can you do to make sure it can it be enforced? I have been asked many of these…

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Advocate for the Best!

Advocate for the Best!

It is important to BE INVOLVED to ensure you receive the best healthcare treatment. Follow the following steps to be secure in your advocacy. Remember, each individual’s healthcare journey is unique. ADVOCATE!  It’s important to be INVOLVED with your healthcare professionals for personalized care based on your specific circumstances. BE INVOLVED ……….BE HEALTHY

How to get Home HealthCare

How to get Home HealthCare

In the state of South Carolina, Medicare data tells us that MD order Home Health Care on only 3-14%patients that could benefit.  Medicare pays for all PRESCRIBED skilled care. However, you need to ADVOCATE for your needs. Medicare is an insurance company and only pays for prescriptive care. So, start the conversation with your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Key factors you need to ADVOCATE! Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient than shorter inpatient care. The…

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