Monthly Archives: March 2013

Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Did you know that 80 percent of strokes are preventable and many stroke survivors show little or no long-term affects? The number one misconception is that there’s nothing you can do to prevent strokes, but doctors say there’s plenty you … Continue reading

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Long-Term Care

The lifetime probability of becoming disabled in at least two activities of daily living or of being cognitively impaired is 68% for people age 65 and older. Please check out the link below for more valuable statistics from the Family … Continue reading

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Lifelong Exercise Significantly Improves Cognitive Functioning In Later Life

According to a study published in the journal Psychological Medicine Lifelong exercise helps protect your memory and thinking skills (cognitive functioning). Participants were asked to perform cognitive tasks that assessed their memory and executive functioning.  It was found that those who exercised regularly … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss in Adults

Living with hearing loss can be extremely frustrating.  Listed below are the Six Key Strategies according to ASHA for living well with hearing loss. 1. Get attention first. Improve speech understanding by getting a person’s attention first. For example, tapping … Continue reading

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Fall Prevention

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: •One-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. •Every 15 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 29 minutes, an older adult dies … Continue reading

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Stroke Study

Attached is a study conducted by Rosemarie King, PhD with the purpose of examining the overall quality of life in long-term stroke survivors.  In total, 86 stroke survivors who were interviewed 1 to 3 years after stroke. Quality of life … Continue reading

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Life with Osteoporosis

When you think about osteoporosis, you may think of the broken bones that can happen to people with this disease. Other images may include height loss and stooped or hunched posture. In addition to these more obvious aspects of osteoporosis, … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Life with COPD

Making small changes in your daily routine can help a COPD patient with their quality of life.  Check out the link below for an article from everydayhealth.com with few changes you can make to help you breath better and have fewer … Continue reading

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Helping Loved Ones with Dysarthria

Dysarthria is an articulation disorder caused by weakness of the oral muscles including the jaw, lips, tongue and palate. As you can imagine, communicating with a loved one who has Dysarthria can be difficult.  Here are a few tips for … Continue reading

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