3 Effective Medication Management Tips For The Elderly

medication management tipsSeniors on medications may bug you.

While it may seem that seniors pop pills morning, noon, and night, it is no laughing matter.

The number of medications required by some elderly has been increasing at a mind-boggling rate in recent years.

And the serious side of this increased use of medication is the risk of mismanagement.

This can result in consequences ranging from ineffectiveness to, in the most damaging scenarios, loss of life.

The Hospitalist mentions that more than two-third of hospitalized seniors had an adverse effect as a result of drug intake over a four-year period.

This heavy of medication officially known as Polypharmacy in medical circles.

44% of men and 57% of women above 65 take 5 or more medications a week: nearly 12% of both genders take 10 or more pills per week.

In addition, as older adults metabolize and respond to common medications differently than their younger selves, they are more susceptible to variety of additional problems from their medications, informs an article published in American Nurse Today.

What can you do to help elderly manage medications effectively?

Besides overseeing some of the common mistakes, such as overdosing and taking incorrect drugs, consider the following medication management tips to be proactive about the medications your loved ones are taking:  Read the full article…»

Self-Care: Healthy Habits to Get You Past Your Divorce Unscathed

after divorce

Regrettably, you’ve just realized that you’re getting a divorce. It’s finally sinking in. You have a choice.

You can speed through the classical steps or you can become a victim of them.

1. Most people start out in denial.

You have probably already been there. You didn’t want to believe it was over.

2. The next step most people experience is shock.

They’re shocked that they could ever be in this situation. Some people panic.

Others fly into a rage. Some people go emotionally numb and don’t feel anything.

During this stage, it doesn’t ever feel like you’ll come out of it alive.

3. The next phase is a roller-coaster ride.

You can’t seem to settle your feelings and thoughts. You swing from being hopeful to being utterly destroyed by your ex.  Read the full article…»

Three Movies to Inspire Toward Healthy Change

healthy changeIt’s interesting to imagine the transformation of movies since silent films first came out in the early 20th Century.

Films have become so much more than entertainment, though even documentaries have elements of entertainment in them.

Nowadays, movies are used in so many different ways, and documentaries are often the real-life look we need into a different life in order for us to learn more about ourselves and our needs, and inspire healthy change.

Here are a few great films that have a unique perspective on health.  Read the full article…»

Managing Addiction to Live Your Best Life

alcohol addictionMost of us desire to live the healthiest lives possible, but sometimes crippling addictions can get in the way of achieving optimum health.

You may be interested in changing your diet and exercising more, but if you’re struggling with a substance abuse addiction, it may be impossible to eat healthy and exercise until your addiction is under control.

Advanced Health and Education can help you learn some ways to cope with and manage addiction in your everyday life, so you can live the best life possible.

Here are a few ways to manage addiction:   Read the full article…»

Shaving Tips: How to Reduce Inflammation from Shaving

razor bumpsAs a male somewhere between your teenage and senior years, it’s likely that you shave every day. Believe it or not, men spend an average of 5 months of their lives shaving. 

90% of men shave at least once per day. If you a big shot or a President of America, you are expected to shave even twice a day!

The question is how much attention do you give to doing it the right way and selecting the perfect shaving products for your skin?

Even though The International Dermal Institute states that 79 percent of men live with one or more skin problems, very few of them give shaving product selection the consideration it deserves.

However, the right products and the correct techniques are imperative to prevent the top four shaving concerns which include:  Read the full article…»

Do I Really Need a Flu Shot?

flu vaccineFlu season is here again, and almost everyone asks himself/herself the following questions:

Do I really need a flu shot?

Is it necessary every year?

Does it really work?

Here are a few important facts about the flu vaccine that we all need to know.

1. What is Influenza?

Influenza is a very contagious disease caused by the influenza virus which can be spread by coughing or sneezing.

Anyone can get influenza, but children do get infected the most. Read the full article…»

5 Sensational & Extremely Effective Weight Loss Supplements You Don’t Know About

natural weight lossDo Weight Loss Supplements Really Work?

You are eating in moderation, following a rigorous exercise routine and doing everything else, but just can’t seem to lose that last few inches.

The strenuous routine can become overwhelming and you may give up when you were so close to your target.

Fortunately, weight loss supplements can take you over the finishing line. There is a reason why they have been going strong over the years: they are really effective.

However, you have to take utmost care when considering a weight loss supplement, because there are tons of supplements out there promising to offer insane results (of emptying your wallet that is).

Here is a list of extremely effective, safe, tried and tested weight loss supplements:  Read the full article…»

Self-Managing Type Two Diabetes With Nutrient-Rich Foods

diabetic diet planUnusually high blood sugar levels or diabetes is becoming a national concern. Statistics reveal that 90 to 95 percent (!) of all diabetes diagnosed cases result in type two diabetes.

Patients with the condition have higher death rates and they are also at the risk of vascular injuries, nerve damage and other abnormalities.

However, the risks and concerns associated with type two diabetes are manageable with a proper diet.

While there is no miracle diabetic diet plan, making the right food choices will keep your blood sugar levels within normal range.

The best part is that you can self-manage the condition, so you don’t need to pay for expensive check-ups or nutrition recovery plans.  Read the full article…»

The Pregnancy Workout – Good Or Bad Idea

pregnancy tipsUnfortunately, during the pregnancy a lot of women feel depressed and uncomfortable.

They put on weight and in most of the cases the only thing they’re supposed to do is to stay at home and relax. However, there are many ways in which a pregnant woman can keep her body fit and healthy.

The most effective one is fitness and exercises.

But which pregnancy workout to choose? What sports are the best for you? Is it a bad idea to do some exercises?  Read the full article…»

Stressed Out? Best Ways to Relax for Optimum Health

best ways to relax Feeling stressed out and tired all the time to the point you can’t even fall sleep?

If you are like many people, you have a number of important obligations. You may be the primary caregiver at home, in addition to holding down a demanding job.

Your social life, while enjoyable, is also frequently made up of important obligations. At times, it may seem as though your plate is overfull and you are way too stressed out. 

However, it is important to manage your stress levels, for your own health, and so that you are able to fulfill the demands and obligations that life places upon you.  Read the full article…»

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