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The month of September is the time to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for 50%-75% of all cases. Typically, Alzheimer’s disease begins with lapses of memory, difficulty in finding the right words for everyday objects or mood swings. It destroys brain cells and nerves disrupting the transmitters which carry messages in the brain, particularly those responsible for storing memories. By spotting the warning signs, you can seek out information, advice and support and potentially lead to a timely diagnosis.Read More
For the past twenty years, the month of September has been recognized as Healthy Aging Month, an annual occurrence to raise awareness about the positive aspects of growing older. As the numbers of people age 45 and older grows every year, the focus of September’s Healthy Aging Month is to inspire these adults to improve their overall health and well-being. Healthy aging includes more than just one’s physical wellness; rather it also encompasses a healthy mental, emotional, social, and financial state. It is a great reminder of how vital it is that we care for ourselves and our aging populations. As we age, we all experience changes and it becomes increasingly important to prioritize our own wellness.Read More
August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness month. SMA impacts approximately 4 people in every 100,000 throughout the United States, and for some seniors who deal with inactivity due to physical, balance, cognitive, or other challenges, one big risk they may face is spinal muscular atrophy. SMA month strives to raise awareness of the condition caused by the deficiency of a motor neuron protein called SMN and other rare forms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy that stem from chromosome mutations.Read More
National Eye Exam month is celebrated throughout August and is the perfect time to understand the importance of keeping your eyes healthy and vision clear. Eye health should be a priority the same as regular exercise and a healthy diet. To maintain healthy vision, adults ages 18 to 60 should have a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years. The connection of eyesight to your overall health, independence, and quality of life is too important to be ignored. Routine eye exams will help maintain your vision as well as detect various eye problems and concerns about your overall health.Read More
National Minority Donor Awareness Week is celebrated from August 1st – 7th. It is to honor the contribution of multicultural donors and their families, while also highlighting the urgent need from minority communities to register themselves as organ, eye, and tissue donors. It is important for everyone, but there is less awareness in minority groups which is why the objective of the day has a special observance. Many parts of our body will tend to grow back to their size after the contribution, and few donations like blood donation keep us in good health, so this kind of information should be spread and taught to people. Many people lose their life because of not receiving the organ at the right time. National Minority Donor Awareness Week also tries to inculcate good health habits in people so that there may be a decreased need for an organ transplant. Along with being a life-saving act and improving someone’s life, organ donation also comforts the grieving family of the deceased donor. It is the most selfless act that one can commit to.Read More
National Therapeutic Recreation Week highlights the importance of engaging in activities that in the recovery and healing of people with various forms of disabilities. Recreational therapy and activities also help aid people undergoing holistic cancer treatments and are in need of something to keep their mind off of the stress that come from being a cancer patient It is prescribed by medical professionals and usually facilitated by a trained and certified individual. Therapeutic recreation programs include the involvement of sports, expressive #arts, muscle relaxation techniques, or even hobbies like #horticulture. These processes support the goal of assisting the individual to maximize the independence in leisure, optimal health and the highest possible quality of life. These activities helps develop the emotional and physical well-being of the patients to better cope and maintain a positive sense of self-esteem. Therapeutic recreation programs include the involvement of sports, expressive arts, muscle relaxation techniques, or even hobbies like horticulture.Read More
July is UV Safety Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 5.4 million basal skin cancers are diagnosed annually, and nearly 3.3 million people are diagnosed with squamous cell skin cancers annually. The sun emits radiation that we all know as UV-A and UV-B rays. Both of these types can damage your eyes and skin. Overexposure to UV radiation can also cause eye cataracts, eye damage, skin aging, growths on the skin, and immune system suppression. Fortunately, there are measures to minimize the risks that comes with sun exposure. It is important to use hats or other shade-protective clothing to limit exposure to the rays. The Sun’s glare is most intense at midday. Limit exposure to the Sun and stay in the shade when you can. Choose the right sunscreen and use the right amount needed. When out in the sun, apply at least one ounce (a palmful ) of sunscreen every two hours. It should be applied more often when sweating or swimming, even if the sunscreen is waterproof. By taking proper precautions and following some important steps, you can enjoy the sun the right way, without having to worry about getting any of the risks that come along with it.Read More
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month raises awareness of this neurodegenerative disease that affects over 50 million people worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. The most common early symptom is difficulty remembering newly learned information. As Alzheimer’s advances through the brain, it leads to increasingly severe symptoms, including disorientation; mood and behavior changes; deepening confusion about events, time and place; unfounded suspicions about family, friends and professional caregivers; more serious memory loss and behavior changes; and difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking. You too can join hands against these devastating diseases by going purple to raise awareness.Read More
National Nursing Assistants Week celebrates the vital supporting role Nursing Assistants play in the delivery of quality care. On this day, we recognize all nursing assistants who dedicate their lives and service to the well-being of others! We appreciate and honor the timeless care and consideration that goes into all your hard work!Read More