Fitness Tracker for Heart Monitoring

Wrist-worn smart watches and fitness monitors have become widely adopted by consumers and are gaining increased attention from researchers. While accuracy of chest strap, electrode-based HR monitors have been confirmed, research shows that fitness trackers may not be the best way to measure heart rate. While some wrist-worn monitors are Read more…

Waiting to Call for Help?

A study finds that half of people who suffer with a heart attack fail to immediately call an ambulance for help. This delays the diagnosis which could potentially worsen their odds of survival. People who found another way to the hospital or delayed calling an ambulance increased their average diagnosis Read more…

Tips for Self-Care

The physical and emotional demands of caring for a loved one can be exhausting.  Older caregivers are not the only ones putting their health and well-being at risk. Baby boomers are “aging” to the occasion. People who have assumed the role of caregiver for parents and / or grandparents while Read more…

The Right Way to Kill Coronavirus Germs

Killing risky germs on household surfaces is nothing new, most of us are already doing it when we routinely clean the kitchen and bathroom.  However, with concerns over COVID, keeping frequently-touched household surfaces like counter tops, phones, faucet handles, and remote controls free of germs is more pressing than ever. Read more…

Benefits of Adult Coloring Books

Coloring is a common activity amongst children. However, coloring can be a beneficial and even enjoyable activity for adults. Many coloring books are actually created specifically for the needs of adults as they feature complex, black-and-white illustrations, typically inspired by South Asian mandalas. The act of coloring in an adult Read more…

Dementia Outbursts

One of the biggest challenges for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is dealing with sudden outbursts of agitation and aggression. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, these behaviors can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation. Understanding the Read more…

Keeping a Food Journal

What exactly is a food diary? A food diary or journal is a record of foods that are eaten on a meal-by-meal, daily, or weekly basis. The diary can include nutrition, carbohydrates, calories, fat content, sugars, or other dietary information to help organize and track foods by group, and so Read more…

Feeling Woozy?

Ever feel lightheaded or dizzy from standing up too quickly? It could be caused by a condition called orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension is when the blood pressure drops when a person changes position, such as rising from a sitting or lying position to standing. Orthostatic hypotension may be mild and Read more…