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How to Talk with Someone with Alzheimers. Picture of a young caucasian woman hugging a caucasian elderly woman.

How to Talk with Someone with Alzheimers

Communication is hard for people with Alzheimer’s disease because they have trouble remembering things. They may struggle to find words or forget what they want to say. You may feel impatient and wish they could just say what they want, but they can’t. The person with Alzheimer’s may have problems with: Finding the right word or losing […]




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Is It Dangerous to Hold Your Urine?

From long haul truckers to teachers, there are many instances when adults find themselves needing to resist the urge to urinate from time to time. While delaying nature’s call for an hour or two won’t pose any health threats, it’s possible to harm our bodies by holding urine for too long or by making a […]




Neck Pain and ROM. Picture of a young black female physical therapist rubbing the neck of a black male.

Neck Pain and ROM

Neck pain, without trauma or an injury, often comes from poor posture, which creates stress on the muscles and joints. Exercises may help with range of motion and reducing pain. People who experience severe or sudden neck pain should not attempt to do neck exercises without the advice of a healthcare professional. Therapeutic exercise and […]




Is Owning a Pet Good for Your Heart? Picture of an elderly Caucasian woman holding a little dog.

Is Owning a Pet Good for Your Heart?

With cardiovascular disease (CVD) being the leading cause of death[1] in the United States, and obesity and physical inactivity being at epidemic proportions, there is a great need for novel strategies and interventions to reduce the risk of CVD. Accordingly, the benefits of pet ownership have received considerable attention from the Centers for Disease Control […]




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DASH Eating Plan for Heart Health

Looking for a heart-healthy way to eat a balanced, flexible diet that requires no special foods? The DASH eating plan might be for you! DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Researchers developed it more than 20 years ago. It is an eating plan that is based on research sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and […]




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Stroke Risk Factors

A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain. Then brain cells cannot get the oxygen and nutrients they need from blood, and they start to die within a few minutes. This can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death. There are two types of strokes: […]




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Seniors and Strength Workouts

According to the United States Census Bureau, by the year 2030, the number of individuals in the United States 65 years and over will reach 70 million, and all baby boomers will be over 65. It is important to note that muscle mass decreases as we age. It is essential to work on increasing exercise […]




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Early Signs of Dementia

Dementia is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities. These functions include: Memory loss, usually noticed by someone else Language skills, difficulty finding words and communicating Visual perception (the ability to make sense of what we see) Problem solving Trouble with everyday tasks The ability to focus […]




Arthritis and physical activity

Arthritis and Physical Activity

How can physical activity help joints that are already sore from arthritis?  Chronic pain caused by arthritis affects millions of people in the United States every year. About one in four adults with arthritis—15 million people—report experiencing severe joint pain related to arthritis.[1] Exercise is important to help improve mood, strengthen muscles, give more energy, enhance quality […]




Recognizing A-Fib

Recognizing A-Fib

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and heart failure are increasing in prevalence worldwide and often associated with poor outcomes. However, some people are not aware they have atrial fibrillation until it is detected when a doctor is listening to the heart with a stethoscope. If you have difficulty breathing, or have chest pains lasting more than a […]






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