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Benefits of Adult Coloring Books

Coloring is a common activity amongst children. However, coloring can be a beneficial and even enjoyable activity for adults. Many coloring books are actually created specifically for the needs of adults as they feature complex, black-and-white illustrations, typically inspired by South Asian mandalas. The act of coloring in an adult coloring book allows the primary […]

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Disasters do not plan ahead, but we can. September is National Preparedness Month and encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The effort is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The 2020 National Preparedness Month’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” […]

Should I Be Screened?

Should I or shouldn’t I? That’s the question that men face when it comes to being screened for prostate cancer. According to the National Health Institute statistics, 11.6 percent of men will have prostate cancer at some point in their lives. As with all cancers, prevention and early detection is key. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing […]

Senior Health Concern – Hoarding

Hoarders, clutterers, pack rats, and collectors are a few terms used to describe people with a lot of items in their home, office, car, storage unit, and maybe overflowing into the yard.  The accumulation of objects can become a safety and health problem, often interferes with daily living and/or violation of housing codes that can […]

Tips for Self Care

The physical and emotional demands of caring for a loved one can be exhausting.  Older caregivers are not the only ones putting their health and well-being at risk. Baby boomers are “aging” to the occasion. People who have assumed the role of caregiver for parents and / or grandparents while juggling work, children, and their […]

What Are Activities of Daily Living and Why They Matter

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are basic skills needed to take care of oneself. These usually refer to the areas of eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and mobility. ADLs are an important measurement to determine a person’s ability to care for themselves. This, in turn, shows how much care a person may need. Some examples are: […]

Video Gaming for Seniors

Even though video gaming seems to be a hobby enjoyed primarily by younger people, the majority of video game players happen to be adults according to surveying by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). (1) Video gaming can be an enjoyable and beneficial hobby for seniors. Findings by the ESA state that people from the Baby […]

Malnutrition in Older Adults

While many of us seem to focus our diets solely around trying to lose weight and prevent disease, nutrition problems facing the elderly can be the opposite. Good nutrition is important for overall health and well-being, yet many older adults are at risk of malnutrition.  Malnutrition in older adults can be caused by an array […]

Fitness Tracker for Heart Monitoring

Wrist-worn smart watches and fitness monitors have become widely adopted by consumers and are gaining increased attention from researchers. While accuracy of chest strap, electrode-based HR monitors have been confirmed, research shows that fitness trackers may not be the best way to measure heart rate. While some wrist-worn monitors are more accurate than others, studies […]

February is National Heart Month

Many people have hearts on their minds in the month of February. This not only holds true for the holiday built to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day, but also marks American Heart Month. The American Heart Association designates February as awareness month to remind people to focus on maintaining healthy hearts and to help raise awareness […]