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Activities to stimulate your brain as you age

It is undeniably important that you need to look after your brain. Exercising your brain can improve focus and memory and can even prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Both mental and physical activity are vital as you age. A healthy mind will keep you being able to live independently for longer, which is especially important with the rising number of cases of abuse in nursing homes. If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse then you should contact a local lawyer, just to a quick online search, for example, ‘New Mexico…

How common is abuse in nursing homes?

One person being abused is one too many and yet the most vulnerable members of our society are at risk of abuse. As many as five million elderly people are abused every year. Unfortunately,  nursing home negligence can happen. Physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse are all possible in nursing homes.  Abuse is not always intentional. Neglect is one of the most common types of abuse. Staff shortages and heavy paperwork are no excuse but can be a big factor in elderly residents being neglected. This could mean that they are unattended to in bed all day or left in…

10 Best Exercises for Senior Citizens

Seniors who exercise generally experience greater mental and physical health than seniors who don’t. You may need to purchase electric bikes for adults or buy a membership to your local swimming pool, but the initial expenses will pay off when you start to feel stronger and healthier. Here are 10 of the best exercises for senior citizens. 1. Yoga Yoga is a great choice for seniors. It not only promotes strength and flexibility, but it helps improve overall mobility as well. It’s also extremely low-impact, which is ideal for seniors. 2. Cycling If you have trouble jogging or doing other…

The Most Common VA Disability Claims – Hearing Loss

Hearing loss was highlighted as among the most common VA disability claims for a majority of the veterans in data gathered from 2018 to 2019. Senior citizens were also identified as being more at risk of having untreated hearing loss issues. These have been linked with higher medical expenses too. A total of 93.6% of all veterans of all ages experienced hearing loss ranging from 0% to 10%.  When applying for a hearing loss claim, you need to follow certain steps to prove your case. Establishing a connection between hearing loss and service duty is imperative here. For this reason,…

Everything You Need To Know About Continuing Healthcare

Continuing healthcare is a free healthcare management service by the National Health Service and rendered to all persons who have been proven to require major, substantial, and uninterrupted health services by a healthcare professional. Contrary to rumours, you absolutely do not have to be in a senior centre or nursing home to qualify for continuing healthcare. Generally, eligibility is measured by specific health needs and not things like age or location. The following are a few important things everyone needs to know about continuing healthcare. How to Determine Eligibility Assessment for eligibility for continuing healthcare under the NHS is pretty…

Understanding the Pilates Approach to Health

We have been exercising in one form or another for centuries. Throughout these centuries we have our environment and created wonderful machines that take away the need for a lot of physical exertion in our daily life. Along the way, we have learned that physical activity is important to our overall health. As we have moved to a more sedentary lifestyle, we’ve had to come up with ways to get exercise on a regular basis. Today there are hundreds of different ways to exercise. Exercise have been developed to accomplish one or all three things. These are: Strengthening the Heart…

Sono Bello Can Help Patients to Overcome Their Midsection Woes

You could go years, even decades, feeling great about your body. Then, all of a sudden, something changes. The diet you used to live on, and the exercise regimen you used to follow no longer work. You’re now stuck with a body you’re not satisfied with, and you have no idea what to do about it. A cosmetic surgeon with a company like Sono Bello — a practice that has earned positive reviews on such sites as Zwivel — can show you exactly how to get that perfect bod back. A 65-year-old patient named Sandy was once in your situation.…

Advice for Seniors: Types of Compensation from a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury is one of the most common types of lawsuits filed all across the United States. Part of the reason why is because personal injury covers such a wide range of lawsuits. As a broad definition of personal injury, it occurs when a party (a “defendant”) either by negligence or deliberate action caused definable and financially quantifiable harm to another party (a “plaintiff”). The plaintiff then hires a personal injury law firm in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred and sues the defendant. For example, if a plaintiff was injured in Portland Oregon, the plaintiff would hire a personal…

Victoria Mondloch – What Makes a Great Doctor

Although it is fair to say that all doctors have a certain greatness about them given the job that they do, there are some who truly own the tag of being great. One such person who falls into this category is Victoria Mondloch, a woman who has inspired me throughout my time at medical school, I even wrote about her in a recent journal! Victoria is a specialist in family medicine here in Waukesha, Wisconsin who also works within the fields of gynecology and obstetrics. When you spend time with someone like this you can tell that they are a…