How Walking Can Promote Stroke Recovery


In the initial days after a stroke, it may be difficult or impossible for your loved one to walk. However, as they regain that ability it is important to constantly practice walking in order to promote stroke recovery. Recovery from stroke is a lifelong pursuit with small gains made over the course of months and years. Without practice, the brain is not stimulated and therefore the body cannot relearn the motion it has lost. Walking promotes movement, strength, balance and the flow of oxygen to the brain.

Walking is important to stroke victims. A study published by the National Institutes of Health says that improved walking ability is one of the top goals of people

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The Importance of Dining for Seniors


That old adage, you are what you eat, isn’t a meaningless motto. It has proven itself to be an accurate mantra for everyday living. These days, “fine dining” could be more accurately defined as “healthy eating” and the benefits are many. They range from increased mental capabilities and a boosted immune system to higher energy...

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Feeling Dizzy or Off Balance?


Dizziness is the 2nd most common complaint heard in doctors’ offices and is the #1 complaint for individuals over age 70. Statistics reported by The National Institute of Health indicate that dizziness will occur in 69 million of the nation’s population at some point in their lives and may limit a person’s everyday living. The vestibular (balance) system...

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Why You Need a Specialist


Are you missing any teeth? Removable dentures or bridgework giving you problems? Unable to eat the foods you want? The solution may be easier than you think. When you decide to take the first step towards your new smile, you need to find a specialist. Look for a doctor who is a board certified prosthodontist and...

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When is Aging in Place a Practical Idea for Seniors?


In 2015 AARP found that 90% of seniors want to stay in their home, and do so for many years. However, with a catastrophic event like a serious fall, onset of dementia, and inability to perform activities of daily living, seniors are more realistic about the need for long-range planning. Often the demands of maintaining...

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