Posts filed under: Health and Medications

Shoo the Flu Tips for Illinois & Missouri Caregivers

One unwelcome visitor we can count on returning every fall is the flu bug. Missouri and Illinois caregivers may wonder whether a loved one with a disability should get the vaccine or not. There are many myths about the virus... Read More

Laser Device Offers Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

In our work with families in Missouri and Illinois, we are finding an increasing number of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It has become the second most common type of neurodegenerative disorder in the U.S., whereas Alzheimer’s is the... Read More

Can Food Choices Affect Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s experts have been exploring the role diet plays in the development of the disease for many years. As clinical trials have evolved, more and more researchers are sharing what they believe are the foods that can help you prevent... Read More

Social Isolation and Lifespan: Can Loneliness Cut Your Life Short?

Can extreme isolation lead to a shorter lifespan? The experts at the University of Chicago say it can by as much as 19%. According to John Cacioppo, professor of psychology at The University of Chicago, there is a dramatic difference... Read More

Technology to Help with Medication Management

Mistakes managing medication send 770,000 people to the emergency room every year, according to the Institute of Medicine. For caregivers of an aging loved one or someone living with a disability, finding ways to help them safely track and administer... Read More

The Health Benefits of Volunteering

For people living with a disability or older adults who live alone, maintaining a feeling of connectedness with the community is important. It helps prevent feelings of loneliness, isolation and depression. One way to help stay connected is through volunteer... Read More

Medication Safety and Older Adults

One of the concerns most frequently shared by the family caregivers we work with in Illinois and Missouri relates to medication safety. Many adult children know aging loved ones are at risk for ending up in the emergency room from... Read More

What to Consider Before Taking Statin Drugs

New research released by two heart associations in late November created a fire storm of controversy in health care circles. The guidelines identified four high-risk groups of people believed to be good candidates for the benefits of statin drugs:... Read More

Can a Glass of OJ Help Older Adults and Those with a Disability Sleep Better?

Over the past few years researchers have linked a lack of sleep to a variety of health problems ranging from an irregular heartbeat to strokes, high blood pressure and diabetes. For many seniors and for those living with a disability,... Read More

5 Ways to Dodge the Flu Virus this Flu Season

Amidst the beauty of a Missouri and Illinois Fall it lurks. The virus that can have deadly consequences for our seniors. Yes, flu season is almost here again. While experts predict the virus will peak in January or February, the... Read More