Sarcopenia and the Elderly (Part I)
By Ladislav P. Novak, Ph.D., Courtesy John Eagle Honda, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine
Human body changes with age and it is recognized by all of us, that in old age, there is a loss of skeletal muscles. This factual phenomenon has been first described by Dr. Irwin Rosenberg in 1997 who provided also a fitting name for it as “sarcopenia” which “sarco” from Greek denotes flesh (muscle) and, penia, indicates deficiency. […]
Sarcopenia and the Elderly (Part I)
Alzheimer’s, A Disease Without Boundaries
By Karin LaRocca, R.N., BSN, CEO of In Your Home Care, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Very often the initial symptoms appearing in a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease are remembered in hindsight, a little like viewing an accident in the rearview mirror. At first, his difficulty in recalling words may seem like nothing, perhaps no more than a lack of sleep or a “senior moment.” Then she may begin repeating herself, asking the same questions over and over again. […]
Choosing the Right Rehab
By Susan Rogers, MSG. Prestonwood Rehab, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine
There have never been more options available for someone needing to regain their health and strength. Today, patients can choose from rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics and home health care. […]
The Best Foods for a Good Night’s Sleep
By Dr. Isaac Eliaz, Akron LIVIN WELL Magazine
What you eat can drastically affect how you sleep, so in order to get a good night’s rest, it is essential to choose foods that calm your mind and body rather than those that stimulate you. Certain types of foods will naturally promote rest and relaxation, particularly those that contain tryptophan – the amino acid that the body uses to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter that slows nerve activity within your brain.
DON’T FALL THIS WINTER!
By Rick Cseak, Owner/CEO, Denver Home Helpers, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
What type of injury is most prevalent among older adults (those 65 or older)? If you guessed falls, you’re absolutely right. Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults in the U.S. Last year over two million nonfatal fall injuries were treated in emergency departments, resulting in over 600,000 patients that were hospitalized (CDC). […]
A Comprehensive Approach to Health and Wellness
By Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
We’ve always heard, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” However, living well, staying healthy and having an active lifestyle at any age requires much more than a simple piece of fresh fruit and a few servings of vegetables. […]
TAX EFFICIENCY IN RETIREMENT
How much attention do you pay to this factor?
By Herb White, CFP, MBA, Life Certain Wealth Strategies, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Could you end up paying higher taxes in retirement? Do you have a lot of money saved in a 401(k) or a traditional IRA? If so, you may be poised to receive significant retirement income […]
Courtesy O. David Taunton, Jr., M.D., Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
Knee and hip arthritis are common causes of treatable pain in today’s society and, in fact, are becoming more common as baby boomers age. While knee arthritis is almost three times more common than hip arthritis, the pain from either can range from being an occasional irritant to completely debilitating. There are a number of causes of knee arthritis as well as several treatment options, which will be discussed in this article. […]
Signs that it’s time for a senior community
Courtesy The Trace, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
As you gather with loved ones for the upcoming holiday fall gatherings, many families will begin to notice changes in senior loved ones and wonder if living alone is still the best option. Here are some of the signs to look for. […]
How often should I be seen for periodontal maintenance care?
Courtesy Northlake Periodontics, LLC, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Periodontal disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults in the U.S. and has been associated with many other health risks. This disease is an ongoing infection with periods of activity. Once you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, it is important to remain dedicated to a permanent schedule of professional oral care and diligent home care to maintain your health. This disease can’t be cured, but its destruction can be halted through regular maintenance visits. […]