Love is the Best Medicine

Having loving relationships are good for your health.

Studies show that those engaged in positive relationships live longer. People, in particular men, are healthier when they're in a relationship, and they live longer. Experts attribute this phenomenon to factors like reduced stress, and in romantic relationships a partner often gives up bad habits in support of the relationship.

Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter weather can present many challenges for everyone. Colder temperatures, ice and snow make getting around safely and staying warm difficult, especially for seniors.

Here are some helpful tips for addressing common winter dangers.

Slips and Falls

Falls are a major threat to senior health.

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

For most families, there comes a time when they must decide whether their aging parents are capable of living alone or if they should be moved into an assisted living facility. First and foremost, the health and functional of your elder play a large role in this decision.

Flu Season Precautions for the Elderly

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the virus, influenza, which attacks the body in the upper and lower respiratory tract. It is highly contagious and generally affects groups of people spending time in close contact in places like schools, offices and nursing homes.

Learning to Care For Dying’s Forgotten

Surviving friends and family of a person who dies often go through deep grief. Ker_vil/Shutterstock.comRichard Gunderman, Indiana University
In most U.S. medical schools, lessons about death naturally focus on the care of the dying patient. But there is another group of people to whom health professionals need to learn to attend: the dying patient’s family and friends.

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

With the winter months here the cold weather is upon us. It is very important during these months to make sure that seniors are well taken care of. Remember as the body ages its ability to regulate its own temperature changes. This can be dangerous for seniors in extreme temperatures but the cold can be especially dangerous.

Holiday Activities for Seniors

This season do not forget to include your elderly family members. Just because they are older does not mean they cannot have fun too. Remember to include them in everything they are willing to participate in. Also most families have traditions they celebrate, or fun holiday activities so be sure to ask them to help! Traditions can include crafts, parties, holiday decorations, even food or holiday cookies.

The Importance of Hand Washing

Keeping your hands clean is one way to improve hygiene but also it can help you not get sick and spreading germs to others. There are many diseases that are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean water. If soap is not available use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.

Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Fun Facts!

With Thanksgiving being tomorrow I thought it would be fun to give some history of the Thanksgiving parade that is help in Detroit, Michigan every year! It has been a holiday tradition in Detroit for more than 80 years. It was founded by J.L Hudson’s downtown Detroit’s legendary department store.

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Living in Michigan through the winter months can be a challenge for some. Some people might say they are immune to it and others actually enjoy it. But for senior citizens it is crucial to be safe and know their limits. Winter brings ice, snow and cold temperatures and with that comes challenges for seniors challenged that can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses.