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Every 8 minutes the American Red Cross responds to an emergency. That means, in the time it takes to listen to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven (8:02), the Red Cross is rolling out to help a family whose home is damaged by fire or a city devastated by a tornado.
A closer look at the Red Cross reveals this organization is about much more than disaster response and blood drives. Continue reading
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are both known for taking a terrible toll on loved ones, families and caregivers. Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same medical condition.
Typically associated with cognitive decline due to aging, dementia is a “catch-all” term used to describe a diverse set of symptoms that include impaired thinking and memory. Alzheimer’s is actually a common cause of dementia, but it is not the only one. Others include Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Continue reading
While many people are aware of the basic concept of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the importance of finding, purchasing, and consuming non-GMO products is greatly increasing. Over 80% of the food consumed in North America contains genetically modified organisms (1), which means that unless we’re seeking out non-GMO products on a regular basis, we are likely consuming laboratory-modified foods quite consistently. So what is the best way to ensure that you are purchasing and eating non-GMO products? Continue reading
Our senior population wants to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. They do not want to be a burden to anyone. Any falls or loss of balance can lead to great anxiety in our loved ones. Fortunately, most falls can be prevented with a change in environment or routine. The following tips can help give your loved ones and yourself more peace of mind. Continue reading