You know you’re going to snack. We all do! So you might as well make that snack help your health. It’s possible, and it can be delicious. “Reach for snacks that combine 2-3 food groups – fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats – and are satisfying,” says nutritionist Maryann Jacobsen, […]
Why Bob Volunteers for Alzheimer’s Research
Bob wants to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Studies need healthy volunteers as much as volunteers with dementia. Watch to hear more about why Bob volunteers. Learn more at Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials. Search for clinical trials and studies related to Alzheimer’s, other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and caregiving.
Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent […]
Tips for fall prevention in your home.
Dr. Jon LaPook and physical therapist David McSwigan go floor to floor in a Manhattan apartment to show the best ways to make the home safer for older friends and family members
TOP 3 Seated Posture Fixing Exercises | STRENGTH For Seniors
No one wants to have poor posture. Droopy shoulders, forward head, hump back…not a pretty picture or a picture of health for that matter. These top 3 posture exercises from a seated position will help to fix your posture by building up your upper back, neck and rear shoulder muscles. Stand taller, improve ugly head […]
Preventing urinary tract infections (UTI) in the elderly
Definition A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra. Symptoms Urinary tract infections don’t always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they may include: UTIs may […]
Check your functional mobility with the Timed Up & Go Test
The Timed Up and Go test, also known as the TUG test, is a simple evaluative test used to measure your functional mobility. It is most often used in physical therapy to give your therapist an idea of how safely you can move around. The TUG test can also be used by your doctor to […]
Coronavirus food preparedness: How to stock up for a possible 14-day quarantine?
The coronavirus outbreak has quickly turned supermarkets and big-box retailers into a crowded mess with long lines and empty shelves. That’s understandable considering our local and national agencies recommended residents have a 14-day supply of food, medicine, and other daily household items as the positive coronavirus tests continued to mount. But are you getting the […]