Senior Health

Midnight Sun Home Care’s collection of articles about Senior Health.

Men’s Health Month – Help Dad Stay Safe This Summer

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

Avoiding Alzheimer’s – Healthy Habits to Keep Your Brain In Shape

Avoiding Alzheimer’s – Healthy Habits to Keep Your Brain In Shape
Read 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. Exercise 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

Strokes in Old Age: A Brighter Future to Recovery

Strokes in Old Age: A Brighter Future to Recovery
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

Dad Wants to Avoid the Nursing Home, But Is Home Health Care an Affordable Option?

Dad Wants to Avoid the Nursing Home, But Is Home Health Care an Affordable Option?
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

Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Reaches Final Stage in Human Trials

Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Reaches Final Stage in Human Trials
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

New Hope for Diabetics from Top Home Care Agency in Anchorage, AK

New Hope for Diabetics from Top Home Care Agency in Anchorage, AK
If finger pricks, sugar ranges, and blood insulin shots are never far from the forefront of your thoughts, have faith, diabetes patients: the FDA has recently approved the first artificial pancreas – a hybrid closed-loop system that comes with an insulin pump along with a continuous glucose monitor. This astonishing creation will not just instantaneously… Continue reading

Elderly Home Care: The Truth About Senior Dehydration

Elderly Home Care: The Truth About Senior Dehydration
With many older adults reducing their exercise levels, they may feel they do not have to be concerned about dehydration. But in truth, up to 31% of seniors are diagnosed with dehydration, due in part to the body’s normal aging. And the benefits of helping older adults stay hydrated are immense: fewer falls, better orthopedic… Continue reading
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