Healthcare Education

3 Guidelines To Improve Your Listening Skills

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill In our last post, on National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation, we wrote about the importance of listening. But, as you probably know, listening isn’t simple. Sometimes we lose…

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Anxiety Among Adults In America Today

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” – Soren Kierkegaard Have you been feeling a bit anxious over the past year? You’re not alone. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) just released a poll, showing a rise in stress and anxiety among American adults, across the nation. “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., says…

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Sleep As If Your Health Depended On It

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker Sleeping too little isn’t just about how tired you feel; it can be very dangerous. According to a study 1 by the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research, sleeping less than 7 hours may lead to:…

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Cognition And Muscular Strength

“Cognition can happen in many different ways and combinations.” – Pearl Zhu Despite Delaware’s lower percentage of people with disabilities, according to the 2016 Disability Statistics Annual Report – “less than one third (33.3%) of elderly,” cognitive impairment worries 60% of adults, to some degree. And “more than 16 million people in the United States…

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Artificial Sweeteners’ Effect On Obesity And Diabetes

“Artificial sweeteners also mess with your metabolism.” – Suzanne Somers “137.88 million Americans used sugar substitutes in 2017.” Are you one of them? The reasoning goes that sugar is dangerous for your health, so you’re better off using artificial sweeteners instead. Sounds good, but is sugar the worse of the two? Researchers from the Medical…

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Avocado Health Benefits For Seniors

“I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.” – Barbra Streisand The avocado is an interesting fruit. Its texture, shape and taste make it unique. But it doesn’t end there. Avocados are also in a league of their own when it comes to health benefits.…

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The Power Of Scent To Boost Your Mood

“The scent of rain on a sultry spring evening is always an indulgence.” – Kim Pape Mood swings are common in seniors and dealing with them effectively can be quite challenging at times. But some solutions are actually pretty simple to implement. Scent, for example, is a quick and cost-effective way to boost your mood.…

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National Humor Month: Laughter And Stress Reduction

“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment” – Grenville Kleiser National Humor Month. Yup, you read that correctly. April is a…

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Mood Swings In Seniors

“Like all of us, we have pretty serious mood swings.” – Josh Silver During the course of a given day, you may not notice, but your mood tends to shift. In the morning, you may feel refreshed and cheerful and as the day continues, some somberness may set in. Other shifts may be less subtle,…

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