Posts by Temima

Tips For Visiting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

You might find it hard to visit your grandmother, neighbor, or uncle in a nursing home. Your loved one may be in advanced stages of dementia, and it’s painful to see them that way. If they can no longer even communicate, you might wonder if visiting even makes a difference. At Delmar Nursing and Rehab,…

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Busting Myths About Nursing Homes

Nursing home. The name conjures up images of seniors sitting, heads lolling, in wheelchairs all day every day. This article is here to bust some common misconceptions and stereotypes regarding nursing homes. Myth 1: Residents spend all day in bed, or sitting in a wheelchair. Visit Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation at any point, and you…

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Manage Hearing Loss in Seniors

Everyone kind of assumes hearing loss is a normal part of aging. And it is: around two-thirds of seniors aged 70 and older have some form of reduced hearing ability. As we age, the tiny hairs in the inner ear start dying off. These hairs are responsible for picking up sound waves and sending them…

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Why Seniors Should Quit Smoking

After years of raising awareness, we probably all know the dangers of smoking tobacco. To quickly recap, here are just some of the consequences of regularly smoking: Heart attack Stroke Poor vision Lung cancer Unhealthy teeth Bronchitis Lower immune system Diabetes complications Cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, and other smoking implements release thousands of different poisonous chemicals…

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IT’S NOT THE FLU, BUT IT’S A THREAT TOO

A virus called adinovirus mimics the flu, causing it to be misdiagnosed and under-reported. Experts warn it may be just as dangerous to older people as the flu. Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that cause symptoms similar to classic influenza. People who contract it can experience fever, headaches, body aches, and respiratory difficulty. Unlike…

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Drying Up: Elderly Chronic Dehydration

Dehydration means that the body is giving out more fluid than it is taking in. As we age, our thirst signals work slower, making it harder for seniors to realize they need to drink. Coupled with the fact that their kidneys have a harder time retaining fluid, seniors are more prone to chronic dehydration. Other…

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Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is a mental exercise that helps you reach a higher level of awareness. Forms of meditation include deep breathing, repeating a mantra, and mindfulness. While meditation is very common among Eastern religions, it isn’t inherently religious. It’s simply the act of quieting your mind to reach new levels of awareness. A growing body of…

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NEW VACCINE IS 90% EFFECTIVE AGAINST SHINGLES

The CDC recently endorsed the new shingles vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline. Approved by the FDA last October, the vaccine consists of two doses to be administered 2-6 months apart. The CDC recommends adults aged 50 years and older get the new vaccine. The vaccine’s brand name is Shingrix. It is marketed to replace the existing…

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