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Medication Mistakes Can Lead to Unwanted Problems

By Joan Sardino | Oct 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Medication Mistakes Can Lead to Unwanted Problems

About one-half of the 1.8 billion prescriptions dispensed annually are not taken correctly. That is a startling statistic; one that can lead to prolonged or additional illnesses. U.S adherence to medication protocols among patients with chronic conditions averages only about 50%. Less than 2% of adults with diabetes perform the full level of care, which…

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Four Ways to Help Your Senior to See Well

By Joan Sardino | Oct 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Four Ways to Help Your Senior to See Well

How well your aging family member can see affects every aspect of her life. Useable vision is something that a lot of people take for granted until it becomes more of a problem. Here are some ways you can make your senior’s vision, good or poor, as helpful to her as possible. Eye Exams Are…

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Making your Big Comeback Following Joint Replacement Surgery

By Joan Sardino | Oct 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Making your Big Comeback Following Joint Replacement Surgery

More than 1 million Americans have a hip or a knee or a shoulder replaced each year. Joint replacement surgery means removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. In designing treatment, the first step involves understanding how the surgery affected the person’s ability to function and what support is needed in order…

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October is Lung Cancer Screening Month!

By Joan Sardino | Oct 1, 2019 | Comments Off on October is Lung Cancer Screening Month!

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Often, symptoms do not show up until the cancer is advanced, when treatment options are limited. Getting a computerized tomography, or CT scan, has proven to be effective in identifying lung cancer when it is most treatable. Are you at high risk…

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Fascinating Facts About Those Celebrating October Birthdays

By Joan Sardino | Oct 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Fascinating Facts About Those Celebrating October Birthdays
Happy birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month!

Happy Birthday to all of you born during the month of October! Each year represents another milestone reached. One thing we know about those born in October is that they tend to live the longest! You have a greater chance of hitting your 100th birthday than those born in any other month. There are other…

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Is Your Senior Loved One Capable of Living Alone? 5 Simple Signals that Time has Passed

By Joan Sardino | Sep 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Is Your Senior Loved One Capable of Living Alone? 5 Simple Signals that Time has Passed

It is a hard question to answer. You may ask yourself whether your senior parent is able to live alone, but the answer never comes easily. So many different things must be evaluated in order to make the final decision. No matter how much they attempt to show that they are able, there are always…

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Staying on Your Feet

By Joan Sardino | Sep 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Staying on Your Feet

As we age, we may not be as strong as we once were. Our balance is probably not as good as it once was. Perhaps we have already suffered a fall as a result. In any case, whether you have had to deal with the results of a fall or not, falling is something we…

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Managing Diabetes

By Joan Sardino | Sep 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Managing Diabetes

Around 25 percent of those 65 and older have diabetes, the CDC says. This means that it is likely that someone we know is trying to manage this chronic and serious disease. People get diabetes when their blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Often people are unaware they have diabetes. Type 2…

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By Joan Sardino | Sep 10, 2019 | Comments Off on September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer does not discriminate! It can effect men and women, mothers, fathers, sisters, and friends. It can strike a woman of any race or at any age. Ovarian cancer symptoms are often subtle and can be difficult to diagnosis. But there are four symptoms that may be associated with ovarian cancer and therefore are…

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5 Ideas for Family Fun that Include the Grandparents!

By Joan Sardino | Sep 9, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Ideas for Family Fun that Include the Grandparents!

Grandparents may be getting older, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t still be included in things. It is a good idea to try finding some things that you can do with the entire family, including the grandparents. Spray Park A spray park is a great option for family fun that could include grandparents. There are…

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