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Medical Alert Systems – 4 Things You Should Know

Medical Alert Systems – 4 Things You Should Know

Often times, when we think “Medical Alert Systems”, we think of that commercial from the 1980’s in which an elderly woman falls and desperately cries out, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”. What a frightening message....
3 Ways to Manage Diabetes in Older Adults

3 Ways to Manage Diabetes in Older Adults

While managing diabetes can be challenging for anyone, it presents unique hurdles for the older adult. If a diabetic patient lives in assisted living, then the condition will be managed and healthy living promoted by medical service staff. But for the adult who is...
Obesity In The Elderly

Obesity In The Elderly

As we age and become less mobile, we exercise less. There is a tendency for elderly people to put on weight, and about three in 10 people over the age of 50 are obese. Waist measurements rather than BMI (Body Mass Index) should be used to assess the degree of obesity....
Weight and Diabetes

Weight and Diabetes

The more you weigh, the higher your risk of diabetes. What you eat and your overall weight plays a key role in your risk level of contracting diabetes. And if you already have diabetes? Diet and exercise can help control blood sugar and weight levels. A healthy diet...
Is It Possible To Manage Your Diabetes Through Diet?

Is It Possible To Manage Your Diabetes Through Diet?

In a word, yes! Diabetes can be a difficult disease to manage, especially for the elderly or caregivers of the elderly. But you may also be able to help your body maintain normal blood sugar levels by eating a healthy, balanced diet: Choose snacks and foods that fit...