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By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 7, 2016

Shingles is a painful skin rash that affects one out of three people in the United States. It is also most common among people over the age of 60. Antiviral medications can help to shorten the duration of the condition, but some pain is almost unavoidable. To help relieve pain,…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 30, 2016

Respite caregivers in New Haven are dedicated to promoting a happy, healthy atmosphere for their senior loved ones in order to boost their longevity and life quality. But how do they do it? You can boost your loved one’s chances of living a longer life by encouraging him or her…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 28, 2016

How do some people live to be over 100 years old these days? While heredity certainly helps, New Haven senior home care agencies like Home Care Assistance believe there are other factors involved in longevity. In the United States alone, the average lifespan is approximately 79 years. Some people, like…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 23, 2016

The National Alzheimer’s Association recently made an announcement that they would be consolidating all regional chapters into one national organization that will be based out of Chicago, IL. Beginning in January of 2016, the merger process began and many regional chapters began branching off and disaffiliating themselves with the Alzheimer’s…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 9, 2016

Sunshine, in moderation, offers plenty of beneficial effects for both the body and mind. Sunlight increases vitamin D production, boosts immunity, improves sleep, enhances your mood by increasing the hormone serotonin, fortifies bone health, and helps prevent some types of cancer. Too much exposure to sun, however, can cause skin…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 26, 2016

Nail care becomes more difficult for seniors due to natural physical problems that come with aging. Seniors often struggle to properly trim or clip the nails on their hands and feet as it may be difficult to bend over or reach these areas. Similarly, seniors might not have the precision…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 19, 2016

Lactose is a form of sugar that is present in milk and all dairy products, which is why it is often hard to find sweet treats that are lactose free. The body normally produces an enzyme called lactase that is used to digest lactose, but lactase levels frequently decline with…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 12, 2016

Retirement is a time for many older people to enjoy many of the things they did not have time for when fully employed. However, limited mobility or cognitive disorders can make travel a challenge. Here are some things Wallingford live-in caregivers should consider to make travel easier for seniors. 1….

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 5, 2016

Lab-grown hearts may soon save the lives of cardiovascular disease patients waiting for a heart transplant, thanks to research conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). There are over 4,000 Americans currently waiting for a heart transplant, but there is a critical shortage of donors. Developing a lab-grown heart has long…