Midnight Sun Home Care’s collection of articles about Senior Health.
By now the flu season is well underway and hopefully you are lucky enough to have avoided it, so far. The flu season traditionally begins to pick up in October and peaks between December and March. However, this year the flu season started early in Alaska and it’s been a rough one for many Alaskans… Continue reading
Every November we celebrate Veterans Day a day meant to honor the men and women who have served in our military. With our neighbors Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, there are many active military professionals and veterans living in our community. These men and women signed up to serve and we believe the least we can do… Continue reading
One in 11 Americans suffer from diabetes. November marks National Diabetes Month an event aimed at spreading awareness about the risks, symptoms, complications, prevention and management of diabetes.
The 2017 National Diabetes Month theme is “You Are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team.” You can check out the theme video here. The goal is… Continue reading
Winter is rough on seniors. Let the staff at Midnight Sun Home Care (MSHC) help get your home winter-ready.
Seal Gaps: Installing weather strips around doors and caulking cracks will keep the cold air out and reduce heating bills.
Program the Thermostat: By using a programmable thermostat you can save big bucks. We’ll help… Continue reading
Many of our seniors did not grow up in Alaska, they moved here for an exciting job opportunity or adventure. As this independent generation ages, their spirit stays the same but unfortunately sometimes their body can’t keep up. Luckily, with Philips Lifeline, seniors can stay safe while maintaining their freedom.
Philips Lifeline is the number… Continue reading
What better time of year to celebrate Men’s Health Month than when the salmon are running and dad is out enjoying his favorite summer activities. Men’s Health Month is certainly about celebrating the men in our life but more importantly, it aims to keep them healthy by spreading awareness about the importance of preventative care… Continue reading
Grab the newspaper with your cup of coffee or sit back and enjoy the latest mystery novel. Reading keeps your mind sharp and stimulated, and can ward off dementia.
Staying fit promotes overall wellness but keeping your blood pumping can also keep Alzheimer’s at bay. Increased blood flow to the brain reduces the… Continue reading
For the first time ever, a treatment option that’s become increasingly popular in Parkinson’s patients – deep-brain stimulation – is also showing promise for recovery for strokes in old age. The new form of treatment is being tested on a stroke survivor and is conducted by implanting an electrode that stimulates a particular area of… Continue reading
“I may have a use for this someday.” We all have items we hold onto with this thought in mind. But in reality, many of these “treasures” are simply collecting dust. The old stacks of National Geographic magazines, boxes of loose photographs, old tools, heirloom silver teapots and other memorabilia will all continue to end… Continue reading
Perhaps, like many of us are prone to do, you have a preconceived notion of certain stereotypical groups of people. For example, what comes to mind when you hear the words “drug addict”? A young adult unable to cope with daily living without a fix, potentially resorting to a life of crime to fund his… Continue reading
With all the busyness in our lives, how often do we grab a cup of coffee and a bagel on our rush to work, stopping for junk food on the way home to avoid the need to cook? Younger adults with a higher metabolism, optimum muscle strength, and less chronic health problems can get away… Continue reading
It’s challenging to create healthy meals when advice on proper diets seems to change from one moment to the next. We’d been informed that saturated fats that are found in foods such as red meat, butter and fried food were bad for our health, but later research advised there wasn’t enough proof that individuals who… Continue reading
Pick a senior, any senior, and you’re likely to hear the same sentiments: the vast majority of older adults agree that they’d prefer to spend their elder years at home over moving to a nursing home facility. However, there are a number of misconceptions about who will pay for home health care. Medicare? Medicaid? Insurance?… Continue reading
On average, a senior takes approximately 15-18 different prescriptions every day, so it is not hard to understand why so many seniors miss doses or take incorrect doses of their medications. But there are health risks that happen because of these medication errors. That is where the medication organizer comes into play: such an easy… Continue reading
Aducanumab. It is the latest in a long line of drugs making news in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. But never before has a drug looked quite so promising as an effective treatment. In the initial medical tests, researchers witnessed a substantial reduction in amyloid plaque in the patients’ brains, and even greater, “This is… Continue reading