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 […]

Loose Ends Project: A Ripple Effect of Kindness

ElderHealth recently learned of the Loose Ends Project (a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization) from a dear member of ours that recently lost his wife. It’s a wonderful nonprofit organization that facilitates matching project submitters with finishers. It’s a beautiful way to memorialize a loved one from unfinished textile handwork such as – knit, crochet, sewing, quilting, […]

Neuroaesthetics: The Intersection of Art and Brain Science

In the late 1990s, Semir Zeki, a neuroscientist in London coined the term “Neuroaesthetics” to define his research regarding the intersection of art and brain science. Neuroaesthetics is a rapidly growing body of science and art that offers a new perspective on well being, managing anxiety, stress and many other conditions.  I had not heard […]