1. Too Hot to Handle: Don’t Ignore Heat Warnings

    With summer comes heat waves, and with heat waves come heat warnings. Yet many older people will ignore those warnings, despite the fact that seniors are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke. A Kent State University study of people over 65 found that 90 percent of those pol…Read More

  2. A Midday Nap Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

    Being in elder care services, we learn quite a bit about the world of the aged. Here's something interesting for anyone suffering from high blood pressure. A recent study finds that people who take a midday nap have better blood-pressure control than those who do not nap. More specifically, particip…Read More

  3. An Apple A Day

    An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away. We've all heard it, but have you ever wondered where it comes from? And how it plays into at-home senior care? While the first recorded instance of the phrase was in the 1860s in Wales, this familiar saying still holds true today. But do you know why? Apples are…Read More

  4. Blueberries are Berry Good for Blood Pressure

    A new study finds that a cup of blueberries a day can help reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women. Forty-eight women with pre- and stage 1- hypertension participated in the 8-week study. The participants were randomly placed into one of two groups. The first group received 22 grams of freeze-…Read More

  5. Higher Risk of Health Problems for Night Owls

    A recent study finds that night owls are more at risk for health problems such as diabetes, sarcopenia (a condition where the body gradually loses muscle mass), and metabolic syndrome (a collection of health conditions that increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke). This is true eve…Read More