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Mallet Finger - The Complete Injury Guide

Mallet Finger - The Complete Injury Guide

by Jessica Hegg April 22, 2019 0 Comments

Mallet finger occurs when the tendon responsible for straightening the finger is damaged, leading to a deformity. When suffering from mallet finger, pain is often experienced, while others feel no pain at all. Treatments for mallet finger can be as minimal as using a splint, or as serious as surgery.

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Flat Feet — The Complete Injury Guide

Flat Feet — The Complete Injury Guide

by Jessica Hegg April 19, 2019 0 Comments

Flat feet occur when the arches of the feet fall and the entire foot becomes flattened. Often, the condition is painless but, for some people with flat feet, pain develops in the heel or arch area.

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Dementia - The Caregiver Guide

Dementia - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg April 17, 2019 0 Comments

Dementia is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms often affecting memory loss, language, mood, and movement. Dementia manifests differently based on the cause and part of the brain affected, and while it can’t be treated, some remedies like weight loss, diet, exercise, and quality sleep can help slow down the progression of dementia.

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Posture - The Complete Guide

Posture - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg April 15, 2019 0 Comments

Posture Illustration

Posture is more than looking poised or confident, it is about how you stand, sit, walk, sleep, and how well your body functions overall. Not only that, good posture will promote body alignment, enhance breathing, promote circulation, and eliminate back pain.

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Snoring - The Complete Guide

Snoring - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg April 12, 2019 0 Comments

Senior man lying on bed and covering his ears with pillow in bedroom

Since snoring affects more than 64% of adults, it is a problem that should be taken seriously.  While it can result from a wide range of everyday causes causes, chronic snoring can be a sign of a more serious health issue like Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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Hammer Toe — The Complete Injury Guide

Hammer Toe — The Complete Injury Guide

by Jessica Hegg April 10, 2019 0 Comments

Hammer Toe Illustration

Hammer toe is a deformity in the middle joint of the toe. It is similar to mallet toe, which occurs in the joint nearest the toenail. Both conditions arise from an imbalance in the toe’s soft tissues.

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Parkinson’s Disease - The Caregiver Guide

Parkinson’s Disease - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg April 05, 2019 0 Comments

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. It affects a person’s movement, facial features, and speech. There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but people with the condition can learn to manage its symptoms and prevent complications.

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Cholesterol - The Complete Guide

Cholesterol - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg April 01, 2019 0 Comments

Cholesterol filled artery Illustration

Cholesterol, a fat-like substance, has been linked to a number of health problems like high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, and stroke. Doctors and health researchers alike have advocated for a change in lifestyle to lower cholesterol levels.

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Symptoms of Dehydration in Elderly Adults - The Caregiver Guide

Symptoms of Dehydration in Elderly Adults - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 29, 2019 0 Comments

Dehydration in elderly adults is a serious condition that arises when people do not get enough fluids, or when they lose fluids too quickly. Water is just as important to human health as oxygen, so it’s vital that we get enough of it at any age.

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Alzheimer’s Disease - The Caregiver Guide

Alzheimer’s Disease - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 27, 2019 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that impacts mental functions such as memory. It begins as mild confusion before developing into its more severe state, which causes significant memory loss and personality change.

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ALS - The Caregiver Guide

ALS - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 20, 2019 0 Comments

Human Brain Nerve Damage

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. It causes muscle problems, disability, and eventually, death. People with ALS face unique challenges, as do their carers.

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Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Fall Prevention in the Elderly

by Jessica Hegg March 18, 2019 0 Comments

Unexpected accidents can be life changing for older adults, impacting their mobility and physical health. That's why fall prevention in the elderly is so important. While addressing the underlying cause of falls is the right course of action, a comprehensive fall prevention strategy is required to keep seniors protected and comfortable.

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