Parkinson’s Disease – Tailoring a Plan

Parkinson’s typically conjures an image of tremors and movement instability. However, Parkinson’s disease is actually an incredibly complex neurological disorder that effects individuals differently. It can causes a wide-ranging of non-motor symptoms. These include loss of smell, constipation, cognition issues, sleep disorders, depression and swallowing problems. Everyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s should have a holistic tailored … Continued

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Communication Techniques

A number of specific communication techniques are effective in reducing problematic behaviors and improving day-to-day functioning of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Reality therapy: Interact with the person with dementia within his or her own frame of reference for the world, even if it has little to do with reality. Validation therapy: … Continued

8 Ways to Stay in Control of Your Health

When the body systems are working in harmony, the person experiences health. The foundation of Chinese Medicine is based on helping the body to achieve and maintain balance.  The human body is nothing short of miraculous in its ability to mend itself, but it sometimes gets stuck and needs some assistance.  Although acupuncture and other … Continued

Communicating with Older Adults this Thanksgiving

Recommendations for communicating with older adults this Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time when many of us get together with family near and far to feast and enjoy each-others company. The majority of these festivities involve our older parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. Aging can have a profound effect on communication and can create barriers between … Continued

Life Transition, Stress, and Self-Care

  Life Transition, Stress, and Self-Care Humans tend to be creatures of habit, so change—even good change—can be stressful.  The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale is a list of over 40 life events or transitions that can cause stress, which eventually leads to illness.  Many stressful life events on the scale come as no surprise—death … Continued