Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Risks of Senior Loneliness

Elderly Woman The Risks of Senior Loneliness
It’s an all-too-common scenario: A senior in your life is becoming increasingly isolated, and you worry that he or she is lonely. Read on for tips on what to do.

Yoga Moves for Beginners

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Yoga Moves for Beginners
These basic poses are part of just about every type of yoga session, and you can do them on your own at home.

How Does Your Health Affect Your Hair?

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How Does Your Health Affect Your Hair?
Can low-cal diets leave it limp? Could stress make it fall out? What does a flaky scalp mean? See what’s at the root of your hair issues.
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  • 9 Beauty Product Dangers

How Inflammation Can Harm Your Health

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How Inflammation Can Harm Your Health
It can wreak havoc throughout your body. See how some experts think it may contribute to diabetes, and what habits and treatments may help.

What to expect when caring for someone with dementia

Do you know any children your loved one can spend time with? Grandchildren? Neighbor’s kids? Often being around very young people sparks someone with dementia (especially those who were parents or worked with kids) to a more lucid state. At minimum, it’s an easy way to brighten a mood.

Young kids tend not to mind that Grandma repeats herself or that Uncle Bob often sits in quiet. They have an amazing capacity to take people as they are. Don’t overworry about how your loved one will respond; you can always cut a visit short if it seems to agitate instead of please. Nor do you need to bother to prepare kids too much for what they’ll encounter.

>>Learn age-appropriate ways to explain Alzheimer’s disease to kids.

How Well Do You Know Your Liver?

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How Well Do You Know Your Liver?
It’s only one organ, but it does hundreds of important jobs, like helping your body use carbs. Here’s what else it does.