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      Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

      By Jessica Lener, MSN, RN | July 21, 2017

      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

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | July 20, 2017

      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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      Staying Safe After Severe Weather

      By Renee Gray | July 14, 2017

      Summer is a great time for people to get outdoors and enjoy the glorious weather. Many people wait a long time through a difficult winter and spring season that may have grudgingly relented to the summer weather, but eventually it does get here. Along with summer comes severe storms. It’s almost a guarantee in many…

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      What is Depression and How Can We Help It?

      By Jessica Lener, MSN, RN | July 8, 2017

      Depression is a mood disorder that can cause symptoms that effect the way we sleep, the way we eat, our level of activity – it can effect everything! Read more.

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      Improve Your Health Through Better Hydration

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | June 16, 2017

      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

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | June 5, 2017

      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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      Get Outside for Better Health and Less Stress

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | May 30, 2017

      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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      Senior Nutrution and Wellness: How To Keep Your Joints Healthy

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | May 23, 2017

      Everyone has experienced joint pain at some point in their life. This can be very annoying and decrease the quality of life. There are several things you can do to maintain healthy joints and keep them strong. Just like any other tissue in the body they need a little bit of maintenance, nutrition, and rest.

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