Category Archives: Meds and Remedies

Home Remedies for Senior Health

With the staggering health care costs and evidence of long term side effects of certain medications, the trend towards adopting natural home remedies is gaining more and more popularity these days.  These can be easily made at home with natural ingredients from your own backyard or grocery store.  Home remedies have been in use for hundreds of thousands of years.  There are a myriad of home remedies that have been known to cure various illnesses.  Below are four home remedies that are effective in helping with common ailments that afflict the elderly.

Ordering Your Medicines Online

Are You Ordering Your Meds Online?

Having your prescription Meds ordered online can be useful for active adults

Active adults often rely on prescription Meds more than any other age group. According to the HealthCare Financing Agency, about 89% of older adults use one or more prescription drugs. It also states that on average active adults spend around $700 to $800 on prescription Meds monthly. Ordering prescription Meds online can save time and sometimes money, but you need to be careful. You need to safeguard your finances and health with simple measures before you opt for ordering Meds online. Buying online Meds is relatively easy. The point, click and buy. Active adults already do it for books, groceries, tickets and even cars. You can buy prescription meds online through a pharmacy or by mail order offered by your health insurance. Before you buy Medicines online, here are some essential dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

Alzheimer’s Dementia

Should You Take a Memory Test When Going Past 55?

Have you noticed any signs of starting to forget things more often than before? It is common for people to lose their ability to remember things. Memory loss is gradual and is due to the loss of more brain cells than the ones being newly produced. Misplacing items like keys, your mobile phone or eyeglasses are common signs. Inability or difficulty to recall names of people or places you know and forgetting important appointments or tasks is not uncommon among people when they get older. Have you faced such situations? Are these situations becoming more frequent?

Don’t worry. It may be due to normal aging. But it may be a good idea to take a memory test as there are more serious illnesses and other causes linked to memory loss. Many of these illnesses can be treated to cure, minimize the effects or delay the progress. There are memory tests that can help to diagnose Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease that are serious conditions causing older people to lose memory and other brain functions.

Are the Blues Making You Lose Sleep?

Experts recommend adults get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night, but how many of us are still lying awake counting sheep? I personally don’t recall the last time I slept in, and it seems like today’s society is all about how much one can get done in a day with sleep deprivation almost becoming a bragging right. Not only are we trying to burn the candle at both ends, but technology is actually sabotaging the ability to wind down, and switch our brains to the off position.

Settling down at night with an e-reader or surfing the net may sound benign, but research has shown that the “blue” light emitted from our devices actually stimulates the brain into wake mode having a profound effect on sleep patterns. Melatonin is the hormone responsible for a healthy sleep rhythm, and according to the National Sleep Foundation, is naturally released into the body as the sun sets. An article published by Harvard University found people losing sleep from night time lighting particularly blue light, had an increased risk of pre-diabetes, obesity, and lower levels of melatonin.

Keeping Track of Medications in Senior Years

Studies show that seniors take two to seven prescription drugs a day. For many older adults, keeping track of all these medications can be quite a challenge. However, it is vital that all these medications be taken as prescribed. Here are a few tips on how you can keep track of your medications.

Home Remedies for the Removal of Brown Spots on Skin

Brown spots on the skin can be alarming for most 55 and over seniors. They appear on your face, back, arms and neck. Some spots are common and may disappear after the application of certain creams and lotions. However, age spots, which appear with the aging process, are not that easy to get rid of. So, how can you get rid of these unwanted spots on your skin? Some home remedies are provided below that may help take away the spots.

5 Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea before Bed

Most often, with the advancement of age, we all have trouble sleeping. I, too have this problem. I have tried just about everything I could think of from acupuncture to aromatherapy, and just about anything anyone has told me to try. However, nothing worked for me until the day someone told me to try drinking chamomile tea before bed. That night, I slept like a newborn baby. I did some research about the benefits of drinking chamomile tea, and I thought I should share the information I got with my readers. Here are five benefits of drinking chamomile tea before bed.

Soursop – The Cancer Killer we Never Knew About…

I have heard many stories about various fruits and vegetables that reduce the risk of cancer. So, when a friend told me about this cancer-fighting fruit called soursop, and to add it to my breakfast routine, I wondered a bit as to why she was insistent on this fruit being such a good preventer of cancer. I was also a bit curious as to why if it was so good, that we don’t hear much about this wonder-fruit. As is the usual case, I conducted a little research and came up with a few facts, which I decided has to be shared with you, my readers.