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8 Dementia Myths and the Truth Behind Them

Article from Everyday Health,  By Madeline Vann, MPH | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH  Perhaps because Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are something of a mystery, there are a number of myths surrounding their causes. A few of these common myths hold some truth, but some are complete falsehoods that muddy the water about the roots of… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Chard With Green Olives, Currants, and Goat Cheese

From Everyday Health Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Ingredients 1 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin 1 pounds chard, stems and leaves separated, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground 1/4 cup(s) olives, green, pitted, chopped 1/4 cup(s) currants, dried 1/2 cup(s) cheese, goat cheese, crumbled, (about 2 ounces) Preparation 1…. Read more »

Homecare Visits Help to Reduce Short-Term Hospital Readmissions

Article from Pennsylvania Home Care Association A new study in Health Affairs found that transitional care interventions, which aim to improve care transitions from hospital to home, help reduce hospital readmissions 31 to 365 days after discharge for adults with chronic illnesses. The study found, however, that only high-intensity interventions – including the need for homecare visits… Read more »

Stop the Progression of Diabetes

From Everyday Health, By Madeline Vann, MPH | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD Nearly 24 million American adults are living with diabetes, according to figures released last month by the International Diabetes Federation. But what may be even more alarming is that there are also about 79 million Americans with a condition known as prediabetes — and many… Read more »

The Vitamin D Debate

Article from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Health Solutions, Healthy Living Fall 2014 E-Newsletter Although vitamin D has been the subject of some 25,000 scentific studies since 2000, researchers still go back and forth about how much vitamin D we need, whther taking supplements is beneficial and what constitutes a deficiency. Some studies have found… Read more »

Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking?

Article from Everyday Health As any former smoker can attest, quitting isn’t easy. The American Cancer Society says about 70 percent of smokers want to quit, and about 40 percent make an attempt to stop smoking each year. However, quitting for good often requires multiple attempts. Why is it so hard to quit smoking? The short answer… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Blueberries with Lemon Cream

Recipe from Everyday Health Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Ingredients 4 ounce(s) cream cheese, reduced-fat, or Neufchatel 3/4 cup(s) yogurt, low-fat vanilla 1 teaspoon honey 2 teaspoon lemon zest, freshly grated 2 cup(s) blueberries Preparation 1. Using a fork, break up cream cheese in a medium bowl. Drain off any liquid from the yogurt;… Read more »

Happy National Grandparents Day!

Click here to learn more and celebrate the grandparents in your life 🙂 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Grandparents_Day

13 Tips for a Cheap Night Out

Source from AARP It’s Friday! It’s date night! Check out these tips from Nina Terrero, correspondent with Entertainment Weekly: 1. Catch a pre-Broadway show. Check industry sites like broadway.com and broadwayworld.com to know when a Broadway show may be headed your way for a tour or out-of-town tryout. And when in New York, check broadwayforbrokepeople.com, a guide to getting great tickets… Read more »

Q and A: What are home care agencies?

Question: What are home care agencies? Answer: Home care agencies , also known as non-medical senior care, personal care or home care aide agencies provide care that does not require a licensed professional or a physician’s prescription to receive the care. LEt’s say your Mom needs help with toileting, preparing meals, getting in and out of… Read more »