An Accidental Discovery That’s Turned Into a Promising Parkinson’s Treament

August 19, 2020

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine who believed they were examining connective tissue cell protein received quite a surprise when they instead came across a treatment to eradicate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice. Not only that, but the therapy could potentially be helpful in a number of conditions that call for the need to replace damaged tissue: diabetes, spinal cord injuries, possibly even heart disease. [Read More...]

How COVID-19 Impacts COPD Care – And Resources to Help

July 21, 2020

Those diagnosed with COPD have needed to remain especially vigilant since the COVID-19 pandemic started, as they are likely at both a much higher risk for contracting the virus as well as for developing more serious complications because of this. A current study published by the European Respiratory Journal reported that people with COPD were more likely to be admitted to the ICU, require ventilator care, and succumb to the virus compared to those without the disease. [Read More...]

Aging Parents Who Expect Too Much: Try These Tips

July 7, 2020

In an ideal world, we could perfectly compartmentalize our caregiving duties, staying with a routine that met the needs of our aging parents, while enabling the time needed to take care of our wide variety of other responsibilities. But needless to say, life doesn’t adhere to our desired script, and contradicting needs are common when caring for senior loved ones. [Read More...]

5 Tips to Assist in Protecting Elderly Parents’ Finances

December 5, 2019

A senior woman with her daughter online purchasing together One of the toughest struggles  and care for seniors is acknowledging the necessity for help with financial matters. Personal finances are both extremely personal and a representation of our independence, and adult children especially can often be met with opposition when stepping into the financial arena with their senior parents. [Read More...]