We have never been as aware of our health and quality of life as we have been since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wear our masks, drink our vitamins, and wash our hands. We think twice about any behaviour that might put our health at risk.
But do we ever consider our hearing health and the impact it may have on our wellbeing?
Why do we crave sugar?
Does munching sugary snacks often just make you crave more sugary snacks? Sugar is a simple carbohydrate. Eating lots of simple carbohydrates can quickly satisfy your hunger and give you a short-term energy boost, butt then quickly leave you hungry again, craving more.
Take probiotics with antibiotics
In recents years, doctors have started to prescribe the use of probiotics together with all antibiotics. But why is it important to take probiotics together with antibiotics?
Sensory intelligence analysis assessment
Everyone has heard of IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional intelligence). But did you know that there is a third type of intelligence, called sensory intelligence? What is sensory intelligence?
Navigating Menopause Naturally
Women have navigated their way through menopause naturally for centuries. The symptoms you’re most likely to want treatment for are hot flushes, sleeplessness and night sweats. It may not
Why do we dream?
Theories, meanings & benefits
The question of why we dream has fascinated scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. Still, there is no definitive answer. For about 90
8 ways to help reduce food cravings
You can reduce your food cravings in many ways. Whether you selectively crave foods like chocolate, potato chips, burgers, pizza or coffee, or whether you’re less selective, craving anything you can find to
Human beings can survive without food for 30 to 40 days. But without water, life would end in 3 to 5 days. Water is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body. No wonder the human body is
Low Back Pain
Low back pain is the fifth most common reason for Doctor’s visits. In general terms, low back pain that has been present for longer than three months is considered to be chronic.
An Occupational Therapist?
Do you have a friend or relative who is struggling to complete daily tasks on their own? Maybe you’ve tried to help them, but your strategies just don’t seem to be effective?
Robotic Surgery For older adults
An increasing proportion of patients requiring treatment for malignancy are older people, which has created new challenges for oncologic surgeons. Ageing is associated with an increasing prevalence of frailty
Nursing interventions could save lives
Learn about the assessment, care plan goals, and nursing interventions for gerontology nursing in this post. Providing nursing care for elderly clients should not be isolated to one field but is best given through a
Constipation in the Elderly
The elderly are five times more likely than younger adults to develop problems related to constipation. This is a huge problem in this population and one that is often not disclosed due to embarrassment
OA and lack of walking may be fatal
Physical inactivity may be the reason why people with osteoarthritis are at an increased risk of death, a new study suggests. When the researchers behind the study considered what preventable factors might be
La Vie Care lifts those lockdown blues
Lockdown has caused a huge disruption in the lives of virtually everyone. For older folk, it has meant the separation of loved ones that at a time in their lives become almost unbearable. La Vie Care has stepped
'Bad' nurses caring for elderly under fire
A recurring theme in negative reports about nursing quality in the NHS (National Health Service, UK) seems to be the care given to older patients. Clare Lomas investigates what can be done to meet the challenge.
Why is the corner of my eye itchy?
Many people experience itching in the corner of the eye, where the tear duct is. The main causes of itching in the corner of the eyes are bacterial and viral infections. In some instances, parts of the eye may
The Dementia Dossier
Here is the A-Z of dementia. Dementia is a collective term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline, such as forgetfulness. It is a symptom of several dying diseases and brain disorders.
Breakthrough drug for coronavirus can save lives
A cheap and widely available drug worldwide can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The drug is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for…
If only that darn ringing in my ears would go away… To treat your tinnitus, your doctor will first try to identify any underlying, treatable condition that may be associated with your symptoms. If tinnitus is due to a
Seniors wary of increased bathroom visits
For many seniors, drinking too much water means having to get up too often in the night to go to the bathroom, and just getting there could be like crossing a minefield.
COVID-19: Giving back to residents
This was put together and streamed to millions over the globe to highlight the focus on wellness for the body, mind, and spirit, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, when it is needed more than ever.
The dynamics of Lewy body dementia
Lewy body dementia is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. It’s the third most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. It can be confusing because some symptoms are similar
Robots to the rescue with COVID-19
With the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, robots are increasingly being employed as helpers, taking on often dull, difficult, and dangerous tasks and thus reducing humans’ exposure to COVID-19.
Is home care always best?
In 2007, the famous Swiss actress Lilo Pulver decided to move into a residential home in Bern. At this time, she was neither disables nor dependent on care, but rather wanted to share her memories and fears with
Pneumonia in elderly
Statistics show that 1 out of 20 adults who get pneumonia dies, according to the Centers for Disease Control in the US. This makes preventing pneumonia in the elderly a serious matter.
Elderly writing and remembering
Telling their life stories, older adults find peace and a sense of wellbeing and dignity in looking back. Residents in senior facilities should be encouraged to write or record stories about their past.
The bottom line
In case you haven’t noticed, as we age there are a number of things that just aren’t what they used to be. In other words, we can’t or don’t perform at age 70 like we did at age 30.