Setting Powerful Intentions for the New Year

Intenions we often have at new years This year: “I’m will lose 20 lbs.” “I will get out of debt.” “I am going to drink less.” “I’m going to quit smoking.” “I plan to travel more.” “I want to spend more time with my friends and family.” A new year is a milestone… A chance … 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

What Is Dementia? Types, Symptoms, and Management

Dementia is defined by the National Institute of Health as: the loss of cognitive functioning (thinking, remembering, reasoning and behavioral abilities) to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. These functions can include: memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management, the ability to focus or pay attention, and … Continued

Helping Seniors Embrace Technology

Technology, is something we use in our daily life, but when it comes to the aging population the stereotype remains that they avoid technology or are uncomfortable using it. But that stereotype is being challenged. According to the AARP 91 percent of those that are over 50 report using a computer and 94 percent use … Continued

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