If you are an allergy sufferer and a COPD patient, you may want to consult your physician about the affects of increased respiratory problems. This article is a quick read, but can help boost an informative conversation between you and your doctor!
Hay Fever and COPD
It seems more lately that patients are “self-diagnosing” themselves and feeling the need to ask their physicians for what they want, rather than it being recommended to us. With the internet right at our fingertips, it’s hard not to do your own research on an ailment one might have before they head into their doctor’s appointment. Honestly, “knowledge is power” and when it comes to cancer, we should have as much information as possible!
Here is an article that states a CT (computed tomography) screening could reduce Lung Cancer deaths among high-risk individuals by 20%! If you are a smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years, please read this article!
CT Screening Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths
It seems more adult children are becoming caregivers to their loved ones with Dementia every single day. Having to take care of a loved one with Dementia can be exhausting, especially if that caregiver has a full time job and/or family! This article talks about a great source of Respite Care in New York for Dementia patients…but get this…it’s from the hours of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.!
It is designed so full time caregivers can get some much needed SLEEP when their loved one with Dementia is awake and needs attention in the wee hours of the morning. We thought this article is so relevant to so many and will be on the look out for programs like this in Southern California!
Article from nbcnews.com: Overnight Program for Dementia Patients Gives Caregivers a Rest
A new study finds a correlation to Type 2 Diabetes prevention in women and Walnuts. The New York Times just published an article today on this study’s findings. The study does not prove to conclusively link walnuts to Type 2 Diabetes prevention. It does suggest that women who consume walnuts may have a better chance at Type 2 Diabetes prevention.
You can read the entire article in full here
According to Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz (yes, “the” Dr. Oz), 98.5% of people with Type 2 Diabetes can reverse this by making life style changes. Our clinicians with Western Health Home Care see newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes almost on a daily basis! Our nursing experts help educate them on proper nutrition, staying active and the importance of monitoring their blood-sugar levels. The truth is, living with Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t have to be a life sentence!
You can reverse prediabetes with lifestyle changes: the You Docs is a great, short and sweet article with tips on how you can reverse your Type 2 Diabetes.
If you are someone with Type 2 Diabetes, talk to your doctor to see if you qualify for Home Health and Diabetes Education!
Fox News published a brief article stating, “90% of people with Pre-Diabetes don’t know it”. Yes these people have abnormally high blood-sugar levels, but they are not high enough to have full blown diabetes. The article goes on to say that “15-30% of people with pre-diabetes who don’t take steps to reduce their risk will progress to type 2 diabetes in the following five years, the CDC says.”
Pre-Diabetes is just what it sounds like….”not-quite” Diabetes! If you are someone or know a loved one with high blood-sugar levels, it’s important to visit the doctor regularly, eat healthy and become more active! See the next blog post on how you can reverse Pre-Diabetes….
To read the article, “90% of People with Pre-Diabetes Don’t Know It”, click here
Western Health Home Care loves partnering with the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department’s Senior Services Center because they embrace the senior community and provide so many wonderful events for them to be a part of. As mentioned in our last blog, WHHC was a sponsor of the 38th Annual San Diego’s Got Talent Show. Check out this review from SDTheaterReviews.com. They really hit the nail on the head as to why this was such an amazing event!
Western Health was one of the proud sponsors of the 38th Annual Senior Talent Show: San Diego’s Got Talent on Thursday, March 14th! The variety of talent that afternoon was amazing. We were entertained by singing soloists and duos, dance groups, comedy acts and much more! Tickets were only $3 if you pre-purchased them and only $5 at the door.
The Department of Senior Citizen Services is a wonderful group of people and volunteers. They are the back bone behind so many wonderful events throughout the year, such as The Senior Dances (which are held twice per month), The Annual Craft Show…they even organize trips to Julian and Las Vegas!
For more information, you can visit the San Diego Citizen Services Website. Here are a few pictures from the Talent Show!
Western Health had a wonderful time participating in this year’s Successful Aging Expo located at the beautiful Town and Country Resort and Convention Center and sponsored by the Union Tribune! We had so much fun meeting hundreds of San Diegans and educating them about Home Health and Home Care and the services Western Health can provide!
Our good friends at the San Diego Senior Olympic Games also participated in this two-day event! We are so proud to announce that we are once again sponsors of this wonderful organization for the 2013 and 2014 San Diego Games!! We are also excited to announce that San Diego has been chosen this year as the location for the entire California senior Olympic Games! More information on this to come….
We also made some new friends! We had the pleasure of having Town and Country Resort and Convention Center as our booth neighbor! Lisa Gossmann, Catering Sales Manager, was so much fun getting to know! She knows all the ins and outs of the resort and convention center and is just a great resource if you are looking to plan an event at the Town and Country. She can be reached by email at email@example.com or directly at (619) 908-5010.
A special thank you goes out to Jack Warren, host of of WS Radio’s San Diego’s Finest talk show for allowing Melissa to participate in his segment live from the Successful Aging Expo!! Check out the segment, that also features Danny Propp from the San Diego Senior Olympic Games here
If you visited us that day, please feel free to say hi in the comments section, or if you have questions regarding our home health and home care services!