4 Technology Solutions Long-Distance Caregivers are Talking About

Long-distance caregivers have the especially challenging task of ensuring their loved ones’ health and well-being even when they don’t see them in person each day. Unfortunately, consistent phone calls and check-ins with health care providers and neighbors do not paint a complete picture of your loved one’s physical and mental health. Thankfully, technology advancements empower long-distance […]

Why It’s Important to Treat Dry Eyes

If you’re like many people, you may not take dry eyes seriously—but that could be a big mistake. Left untreated, dry eye syndrome can cause discomfort and bouts of blurry vision. It can interfere with your activities—for example, making it hard to use a computer for long periods or travel comfortably in the dry cabin […]

Too Much Sitting Could Raise Brain Risks

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s been lots of research into how too many hours lounging on chairs and sofas can harm the heart. Now, researchers say all that sitting might be bad for your brain, too. A new study found that too much time spent sitting was correlated with an unhealthy “thinning” […]

How to Minimize Wandering In a Senior With Dementia

I have spent my career as a nurse practitioner working with people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. My interest began when my grandmother developed dementia and I was dissatisfied with the care and level of understanding she received from medical professionals. Families often consult with me about one worrisome symptom of dementia: […]

New Medicare Cards: 5 Things You Need to Know Before They Arrive

Beginning April 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be sending new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. The new cards are being sent to decrease Medicare beneficiaries’ vulnerability to identity theft by removing the Social Security-based number from their Medicare identification cards and replacing it with a new unique Medicare Number. Here’s what you need to know before they arrive. […]