April 6, 2020
Fruits and vegetables were important then for your growth and wellbeing, but as we begin to age, they become increasingly vital. In many cases, these are the foods that play an important role in reducing the risk of serious conditions and diseases later in life, including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, digestive problems, and even forms of cancer.
The effective treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) includes medications that slow the progression of joint damage and deformity. These drugs are called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and they are a vital part of an overall treatment plan. Doctors prescribe DMARDs for people with inflammatory arthritis who are at risk of permanent joint damage.
While more common during our long and harsh Canadian winters, any type of severe weather brings risks - floods, tornados, lightning, hurricanes. No matter where your client or loved one lives, bad or unexpected weather is bound to happen. Here is a quick guide for protecting seniors around their homes ─ and when they are out and about.
With cold and flu season just around the corner, the topic of immunizations, or vaccinations, comes to mind. Seniors and the elderly often have a more difficult time during flu and cold season for various reasons; chronic conditions, compromised immune systems, and just aging immune systems all play a part in increasing a seniors risk of contracting colds, the flu, or pneumonia during the fall, winter, and even spring months.