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A Fitness Program for Watching Television

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services How many of us have been lured into purchasing a fitness device with the sales pitch, “You can do it while watching television!”? How many of us are now watching it collect dust while we are watching television, or, worse, not seeing it at…

Laugh and Live Longer

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services Did you know that laughing can add years to your life?  A 2010 study published in Psychological Science reported that people who smile live longer.  There are many physiological benefits of laughter – Increased circulation caused by an increase in pulse rate and respiration (increasing…

I Hear Fine, Everybody Mumbles: Hearing Loss in Seniors

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services I started my professional healthcare career as an audiologist.  Statistics on aging will report that only 50% of seniors over age 65 have hearing loss.   Well, those 50% of seniors were my patients, so essentially, 100% of the people over 65 who came to…

Fitness is the Fountain of Youth

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services I have worked with seniors and their healthcare issues for a long time. The best advice I can give you is don’t grow old. Don’t get me wrong, I am not advising you against aging, unless, of course, you have figured out how to…

Having a Partnership with Your Doctor

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services My father hated doctors.  My father believed that just going to the doctor made you sick. For him, it was out of sight out of mind.  He was of the “walk it off” school of healthcare.  I have no memory of him going to…

Diabetes

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services According to data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.  That’s 8.3% of the population. Research on diabetics reveals the prevalence of the disease is weighted differently amongst various ethnic groups, with the…

Top Tips for Maintaining Brain Power

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services AEROBIC ACTIVITY SUCH AS WALKING, RUNNING, SWIMMING, BICYCLE RIDING In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, men in the 71-93 year old age group who walked less than a quarter-mile per day were almost two times as likely…

Are You at Risk for a Fall? Assisted Can Help

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services FALL FACTS Falls are the most common cause of hospitalizations and injuries for older adults over 65. 90% of the 300,000 hip fractures and 250,000 wrist fractures per year are the result of falls. 65% of adults over 60 confess to a fear of…


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