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5 Ways Dance Can Improve Your Life

Many people like to dance because it is their passion. Others want to dance because they want to improve their life and want to feel happier and healthier. Here are 5 ways dance and the associated aerobic exercise can help improve your life.

Risk Assessments for Older Adults

The majority of older adults want to stay in their home as they age, but sometimes health conditions and the condition of the home itself are barriers.

Improving Communication with Your Caregiver

Emma plans to return home from the hospital, but her family is uneasy. To help, they are working with the Right at Home elder care program RightTransitions®. The following are ways families can communicate most effectively with home caregivers.

Smile! It Improves Your Health!

As humans, we first begin smiling in the womb. As children, we smile more than 400 times a day. Yet as we age, our faces begin to show more blank expressions and even frowns. The happiest of adults smile an average of 40–50 times a day, while the average adult only smiles 20 times a day. Fortunately, there is good news about smiling that may inspire us to change our ways. Besides others viewing us as more attractive, confident and relaxed when we smile, growing research finds that smiling elicits a plethora of health benefits, including less stress and a happier, longer life.

Prevent Dementia Patients From Wandering

Mental health groups across the world report that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia, a condition with decreased memory or mental ability, will wander and may get lost. Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, head injuries and other health issues that involve dementia can all lead patients to stroll away from familiar surroundings.

The Caring Canine

With over ten years of experience as a Personal Support Worker and the right heart for our unique Right at Home culture, Jasmine has proven to be an outstanding addition to our London team. Since graduating from Medix Career College in 2004, Jasmine, who is GPA certified (Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care), has cared for individuals living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. 

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

 The impaired balance, tremors and rigidity of Parkinson’s disease are not just limited to the elderly.  Worldwide, the degenerative brain disease occurs with an average onset of age 60, but roughly 10 percent of Parkinson’s patients are diagnosed before age 40.  An estimated one in every 20 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the United Kingdom is younger than 40.  Some clinics in Japan have reported cases of early onset Parkinson’s accounting for as many as 40 percent of all their Parkinson’s patients.

How to Prevent and Detect Strokes

In the next six seconds, someone in the world will have a stroke.  Are you among those at highest risk?

 Arthritis is more than the common aches and pains of getting older. For the 175 million children and adults diagnosed with arthritis around the world, the musculoskeletal disease painfully affects the joints of the body. Instead of being one universal joint pain and stiffness condition, there are more than 100 types of arthritis, including gout, lupus and psoriatic arthritis.

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