Chemical vs. Physical Sunscreens: Weighing the Pros and Cons for Optimal Sun Protection

Sunscreens are vital for protecting the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can lead to sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. They come in two main types: chemical (organic) and physical (inorganic) sunscreens. Understanding the differences, as well as the pros and cons of each, can help individuals choose the best […]

Practice Lifestyle Balance

Practicing lifestyle balance is a way to minimize stress and improve well being. Consider the ways in which you pay attention to your health across these four domains.  Continue the practices you are already using as listed under each heading and consider trying something new on the list.  Add your own ideas to the list […]

Beat the Heat: Preventing Fainting in Older Adults During the Arizona Summer

Be mindful of the heat! Older adults living in Arizona are at increased risk of dehydration during the summer. Even if they do not go outside, temperatures inside are kept higher in the summer as everyone acclimates to the warmer temperatures.  Dehydration and fainting increase in the summer months leading to falls, fractures and death. […]

Turn Up the Tunes! Using Music to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Music occupies a unique and profoundly meaningful position in human existence. It weaves through our neurons, forging connections in the brain to emotions, memories, and knowledge. Additionally, music has demonstrated remarkable abilities in enhancing cognitive function. Enhancing Memory Research has shown that listening to music, particularly classical compositions, can stimulate areas of the brain associated […]

ElderHealth’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The ElderHealth team came up with some thoughtful gifts so you wouldn’t have to stress about what to get mom for Mother’s Day. Gift Recommendations for Mother’s Day Dr. Corinne Self’s Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Brittany Wagner’s Meaningful Gifts For Grandma Melissa Koon’s Gift Cards And Experiences For Mother’s Day Melissa Koon, NP recommends to treat mom to an […]

How to Provide Personal Care to the Cognitively Impaired

Caring for someone with cognitive impairment presents unique challenges, requiring careful consideration and awareness. It’s crucial to approach our loved ones, clients, or patients with the utmost respect and dignity, while exercising patience and empathy. In this blog, we’ll explore effective strategies and tips for providing personal care with compassion and effectiveness. Transitions Providing advance […]

Celebrate the Joy Pets Bring to Our Lives

As I’ve visited patients in their homes over the years, three related thoughts have occurred to me:  1) How lucky I’ve been to not only meet so many wonderful people, but also to meet their wonderful companions. 2) How thoroughly enriching life with these animals has been for those who live with them.                                                3) How […]

Understanding the Nuances: Hospice vs. Palliative Care

In the realm of healthcare, particularly for individuals facing serious illnesses or end-of-life situations, two terms often emerge: hospice care and palliative care. While they share similarities in their focus on improving quality of life and providing comfort, there are distinct differences between the two. Understanding these nuances is essential for patients, caregivers, and families […]