Deck The Halls Safely

It’s that time of year again! We climb into attics and storage areas to dust off the holiday decorations and try to out decorate our neighbors with brighter lights and bigger plastic reindeer. While the holidays are filled with celebration, they are also associated with accidents and injury resulting in Read more…

Not a Morning Person?

Constantly hitting the snooze button? Is the morning zombie routine growing old? Some people can get up at the crack of dawn, full of energy, and ready to work out. Others pound on the snooze button and get their day started later. The goal of a good night’s sleep is Read more…

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (also referred to as “winter blues”) is a type of depression triggered by the seasons. Many people experience short periods of feeling sad or not like their usual selves. Sometimes, the mood changes begin and end when the seasons change. In some cases, these mood changes can Read more…

Hey Alexa, How’s My Heart?

Smart speakers such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home may be able to detect when someone is having a heart attack and call for medical help, according to the latest research. Researchers at the University of Washington have shown that these devices can detect cardiac arrests and monitor babies’ breathing.  Read more…

Wandering and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can present some very challenging behaviors for the individual and his or her family members. Wandering is one of the potential symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Dementia can cause disorientation and may lead to wandering often with a specific purpose in mind – like attempting to go Read more…