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5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Strai

5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Strai

Consumer Report findings of 2000 seniors over 65 take on average 8-12 prescription medications per day. In addition, supplements, seasonal and temporary prescriptions are added. Approximately 530,000 injury incidents are seen yearly in outpatient clinics due to medication errors. What can you do to be safe, keep medications in order and receive the benefits that each medication is meant to give? Write them down. Keeping a good log of ALL your medications, prescriptions and over-the -counter can be life-saving. All…

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5 THINGS TO NEVER IGNORE

5 THINGS TO NEVER IGNORE

Being your own best healthcare advocate means being aware of important signs and symptoms of anything serious. To follow are the TOP 5! 1.Slurred Speech. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke in the US. 87% are life threatening. Call 911 immediately. DO NOT drive friend or loved on to hospital, when things worsen on the drive the ER staff have much less that they can do. 2.Mole Changes that include asymmetry, change in color, size (larger than pencil eraser)…

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Sugar Satiation

Sugar Satiation

Over the next month, ya know you will be indulging in all the special sugary treats. Here are some facts and fixes from American Diabetic Association on how to handle the sugar satiation in a healthy manner. Understanding that your body will be “normalized” into having to deal with HIGH insulin levels. Insulin is the hormones that allows your body to use/regulate glucose ( sugar) for energy. After glucose levels rise, messages are sent to your pancreas to release insulin….

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MIND DIET

MIND DIET

MIND SUPPORT Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is the early stage of cognitive ability loss (such as language/hearing/ visual/spatial perception) in individuals who maintain the ability to independently perform their activities of daily living. The 4 ½ year study done by Rush University nutritional epidemiologists found that people who followed the MIND diet had 53% less reduced risk of moving onto the dementia spectrum. The overall findings: Maintain good blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels. Stop smoking and Limit…

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8 Steps to Engage Your Brain While Sitting

8 Steps to Engage Your Brain While Sitting

The dangers of sitting are crystal clear. Sedentary Life Style = increased risk of heart disease, cancer, brain shrinkage(!) back pain and poor posture.  Best Health = Move 5 minutes of every 30 minutes you are awake. “An active brain has neurons firing to form new connections, that equal brain reserve and back up cells to avoid plaques and neuron tangles” according to Dr. Budson Chief of Neurology at VA/Harvard Healthcare system. Keep your brain active even while seated: Expand…

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7 Steps to Clear Thinking

7 Steps to Clear Thinking

Step it up, physical movement helps prevent illnesses that can lead to memory loss by releasing protein ( FDA recommended 50 grams a day) needed by the brain for healthy nerve cells. Park at the end of the lot and walk into stores. Walk the store once and then go get what you came in for! Try Mediterranean diet research has shown a 20 decrease in memory problems, due to lots of fruits, vegetables, and fish and the use of…

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Brain Gains…7 Steps

Brain Gains…7 Steps

Step it up, physical exercise helps prevent illnesses that can lead to memory loss by releasing proteins needed by the brain for healthy functioning cells. Try a Mediterranean diet that has shown a decrease in memory problems, as it is primarily fruits, vegetables, and fish and uses good extra virgin olive oil. Remember lo-fat protein is the brain’s fuel= 50 grams a day for adults. Measure for success! Engage your brain with new, different mentally challenging activities each day to…

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4 Horsemen of Memory Loss

4 Horsemen of Memory Loss

The following are the 4 horsemen of memory loss development. Each in itself is a sign but together they need immediate attention. This research at Johns Hopkins reveals that experts don’t know how to prevent Alzheimer disease. Recently, some evidence showed that detecting the disease early can lead to better treatment options. A. Personality shifts B. Clumsiness C. Confusion D. Inability to recognize sarcasm E. All the above When you recognize any of these personality challenges happening in someone you know, a professional (neurologist) should…

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HARNESSING STRESS

HARNESSING STRESS

Harnessing Stress Today we are no stranger to stress. The key isn’t to deny stress, but to recognize and acknowledge it. When you see that their is an upside to living in anticipatory anxiety, that will allow you to find YOUR correct reaction to stress. Realize people can learn how not to live in a constant state of “anticipatory anxiety. Understand a typical stress response, our response, affects our cardiovascular system, immune system and general sense of well-being.  While some…

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WHAT ISN’T A PILL THAT CAN GIVE YOU ALL THIS?

WHAT ISN’T A PILL THAT CAN GIVE YOU ALL THIS?

Lowers risk of heart disease and DM Increases bone density, decreasing risk of osteoporosis Conditions your heart and lungs Strengthens your muscles and bones Improves flexibility Improves cholesterol Reduced back pain Relieves stress and anxiety Lowers blood pressure Helps you sleep better Improves mental skills Helps weight control Helps you maintain independence as you age EXERCISE IS THE ANSWER! What we often attribute to aging, is due to many cases the inactivity that comes with aging – both physical and…

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