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Active Aging May Help Speed Up Recovery

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Norwalk CT: Active Aging

Stephen never really thought much about the prospect of having a heart attack. At 72 he was in relatively good health. He had just visited his doctor for an annual checkup and was given a clean bill of health. “You have the health of a 50-year-old,” his doctor said with a smile. That made Stephen…

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Performance and Health Benefits from Coffee

Senior Nutrition and Wellness: If you’re planning on going to the gym try taking two large cups of coffee beforehand. In a study on lifters, the groups were split up into taking, coffee, decaf coffee, caffeine pills, and placebos. The group that performed the best in the before and after testing was the group that drank two cups of coffee before starting their workout. The coffee group outperformed the decaf and placebo group which was expected, however, they also outperformed the caffeine pill group. This shows that there’s more to coffee than just the caffeine. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients even though it’s very low in calories.

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Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase. 

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Health Foods That are Not That Healthy

Senior Nutrition & Wellness: There are tons of foods that are marketed as healthy. Sometimes you need to pay a little extra attention to really figure out whether something is good for you or not so good for you. A lot of marketers realize that there is a big need for healthy foods, however, sometimes the claims are slightly over exaggerated. Some items named as healthy can be far from it. Foods that are truly healthy for you will not have a healthy label. For example, broccoli is not going to have a “low fat”, “high in fiber”, “Great source of vitamins”, “gluten free”, label on it because it’s broccoli and everybody knows it’s awesome for you. 

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Improve Your Health Through Better Hydration

Senior Nutrition & Wellness: Hydration is very important for many physiological functions and especially at this time of the year. Proper hydration helps to digest food more efficiently, eliminate waste products from the body, control the temperature, make sure that joints move well, and that overall energy production is stable. Your hydration level also has a significant impact on cognitive performance.

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Tips for Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Keeping your blood sugar under control is very important for overall health. There are serious consequences whenever your blood sugar drops too low or gets too high. Usually, it is the consistently high blood sugar that causes the most common issues. Having a healthy metabolism is dependent on your ability to keep your blood glucose within a healthy range. People that struggle with blood sugar control have an increased risk for being overweight, type-2 diabetes, and other risk factors. Your body performs the best within the healthy blood sugar range. In this article, I will outline a few ways that you can help keep your blood sugar within control.

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What Steps Should You Take If You Think Dad Might Have Dementia?

Alzheimer's Care in Ridgefield CT: What to do if you think Dad has Dementia

You begin noticing certain signs from your father that indicate a problem could have developed. You have noticed him forgetting certain conversations he recently had with you. He repeats himself a lot. He’s even been known to use the wrong word when talking and not even realizing it. He might’ve once asked you recently, “Do…

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Get Outside for Better Health and Less Stress

Senior Nutrition & Wellness: Get Outside for Better Health and Less Stress

Stress has a huge impact on how we feel and our health. People with more stress struggle with more health issues as well as mental issues. Finding a way to limiting stress and coping with stress is a great way to improve your health and well-being. Increased stress has been associated with many adverse illnesses such as increased blood pressure, poor sleep, dementia, Alzheimer’s and many other illnesses.

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