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Caregiving for Veterans

Caregiving for a veteran may involve physical and mental obstacles. Caregivers need to be aware of these issues and how to professionally handle them with compassion. PSTD PTSD stands for post traumatic stress disorder. It’s a mental disorder resulting from witnessing or experiencing a distressful situation, in which the victim has difficulty recovering. Around 11-20% […]

Posted on March 5, 2018

Michelle Cornelius Featured Expert in Caring.com Article

Michelle Cornelius, Director of Memory Care Programs at Cypress HomeCare Solutions, served as a dementia expert in this Caring.com article called “How to move a parent with dementia to assisted living.” Read the entire article here. Are you wondering if in-home personal care is the right move for your loved one? Cypress HomeCare Solutions serves […]

Posted on February 9, 2018

How to Achieve a Healthy Weight

Do you believe that losing weight will improve your self-esteem? Here’s the catch-22: you need some level of self-esteem to stick with a diet and exercise program to begin with. If you’ve been beating yourself up for “letting yourself go” over the years, or for not looking like you did at age 25, it’s time […]

Posted on January 31, 2018

Dawn of a New Era – Gene Therapy FDA Approved to Treat One Form of Blindness

  We’d like to recognize and thank Dr. Daniel Adelberg for generously sharing his knowledge with us through this column.  Dr. Adelberg’s motivation to preserve and restore vision is personal.  This dedication was inspired by two family members who are blind from hereditary retinal degeneration.  He has over 30 years of experience since graduating from […]

Posted on January 29, 2018

What is Glaucoma, And What Can You Do About It?

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month. Over 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, and many don’t know they have it until symptoms become severe.  Prevent Glaucoma with Regular Eye Exams  Glaucoma is a condition in which damage to the optic nerve causes vision loss. Because this vision loss tends to creep in through peripheral vision, many […]

Posted on January 3, 2018

Aging Adults Can Become Addicts Too

The opioid addiction crisis in this country has been described as an epidemic. It affects people of all ages. What’s important to understand about addiction is it has very little to do with poor decisions, bad behavior, or weakness of character. Many substances and behaviors become addictive, and pain pills often become that way precisely […]

Posted on December 29, 2017

Infographic: Challenges and Triumphs for Dementia Caregivers

November 2017’s National Poll on Healthy Aging asked family caregivers to answer some questions about caring for a loved one with dementia. These infographics tell part of the story:     We know, both from our personal and professional experiences, that providing care for someone with dementia is challenging. It should not be challenging to […]

Posted on December 15, 2017