Anxiety is our body’s typical response to the normal stresses and annoyances of daily life. Usually, anxiety causes a mild reaction, and then we can move on with life. In more severe cases, anxiety can arise from irrational fears or situations and can cause emotions and behaviors that interfere with day‐to‐day activities.
Causes: Anxiety is a multi-system response to a perceived threat or danger that can occur from any number of factors. Stress caused by work, school or friends can lead to anxiety. A big test can cause anxiety. Waiting for hospital lab results can cause anxiety. Simple stresses on top of these larger stress factors can also make anxiety worse. It is important to try to limit your stress level at all times. Heavy stress is not good for anybody! In addition to personal issues, there are medical factors that can also be linked to anxiety. Factors such as heart disease, diabetes, substance abuse and asthma have been associated with anxiety.
Signs/Symptoms: Anxiety expresses itself in a variety of different ways. Symptoms range from a racing heart to a dry mouth. Since we all can get a little anxious, it is essential that you are able to distinguish between normal, daily stresses and full‐blown anxiety attacks. Some symptoms of anxiety include:
Prevention: Anxiety can be extremely unpredictable. Anxiety attacks can occur at anytime, and sometimes for no apparent reason. Consequently, anxiety is hard to prevent. Below are some preventative measures that can be taken to attempt to avoid anxiety:
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, consultation, treatment or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with questions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of information obtained through informational literature provided by My Senior Nurse Advocates.
Dear Lord, they say I'm ill and that's why I can't remember. Help me always to feel, that I'm always held safe in your heart. I just want people to be kind. I want to belong somewhere safe. I want to be treated with respect. I want slowness and time for everything. I want people to look at me in the eye, sitting right next to me and an arm around my shoulder as if they cared about me. I hope you can help me find the love I need. If you can't send my mother or father to me, please send me someone just like them. Someone who will love me exactly as I am. Because, you know lord, I would remember if I could. I would do things right if I just remember how. I would be that person that I once was. I would, but, now I can't. Please walk with me all the way so I can find my way home at last.
This poem was Submitted by Jovita Peters: Certified Alzheimer's Activities Director
As individuals begin to age they are at risk of the inability to absorb certain vitamins from vitamin rich foods. It has been identified that many older adults are deficient in vitamin A, C, D, E, and K. One way to fill this gap in a vitamin deficient is by taking a multivitamin such as Centrum Silver Multivitamin.
Centrum Silver Multivitamin is a common vitamin that is fortified to provide appropriate nutrients for aging individuals. Centrum Silver is the #1 Doctor-recommended vitamin. The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests taking a multivitamin, to help with nutrient intake and to reduce the risk of developing heart disease and certain cancers.
Just as any medical changes you should always consult your physician before incorporating any new medications into your regime.
3/4 English Walnuts
1/4 cup trans-free margarine or butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 packages (8 oz each) reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar substitute
8 oz artificially sweetened nonfat raspberry yogurt
8 oz artificially sweetened nonfat peach yogurt
2 drops yellow food coloring
2-3 large peaches, sliced
Place 1/4 cup of the walnuts in a small bowl and set aside.
Place the remaining walnuts in another small bowl and add the margarine or butter and sugar. Mix well with a fork. Press the walnut mixture firmly into the bottom of a 8"springform pan.
In a a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese and sugar substitue until smooth. Remove half of the cream cheese mixture to a medium bowl and whisk in the raspberry yogurt. Spread evenly over the walnut crust. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or until firm.
To the remaining cream cheese mixture, add the peach yogurt and food coloring. Cover and refrigerate. When the raspberry layer has firmed, spoon the peach mixture over it. Freeze for 2 1/2 hours, or until firm. When ready to serve, arrange the peach slices around the edge and place the reserved walnuts decoratively on top.
The Flu Season will be approaching shortly. The flu activity is at its highest between the months of October thru March and can extend to May. If you are age 65 years or older, have asthma, diabetes, heart or lung diseases your are at the highest risk of flu related deaths and hospitalizations. In the next few bullets I will discuss what the CDC recommends for avoiding the flu.
1. Get Your Flu Shot It is recommended that your get vaccinated as soon as October when the flu vaccination is available. Remember the flu vaccine takes upto 2 weeks for your body to build immunity to the virus.
(The flu virus is not a active or live virus so you can not get the flu from the flu shot. The mild flu symptoms that you may get are not the flu virus and should subside in a few days)
2. Protect Yourself thru Good Hygiene Specialist believe that the flu virus is by droplet and can be sprayed up to 6 feet away from the original source.
*You must cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze. Make sure you use a handkerchief or tissue and throw it in the trash once it is soiled.
*Wash your hands frequently and wash with soap and water for about 15-30 seconds. If unable to wash your hands than use alcohol based hand sanitizer.
*Make sure you clean and disinfect surfaces or objects that may have been contaminated with germs. Bleach wipes work wonderful to kill the flu virus.
3. Recognize Flu Signs and Symptoms You must be able to recognize when you have more than just a common cold so that you can get appropriate treatment. A Few of the symptoms that could be the flu are if you have a high fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, constant headache, chills, fatigue. Remember that there are also gastric flu viruses as well that cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Remember even healthy people need the flu vaccine.
Residential Care Homes:
These care homes are located within neighborhoods. Residential homes are able to have up to three residents and do not reguired to be licensed by the State of Texas. They provide same care as assisted livings on a smaller more homelike setting.
Alzheimers's Memory Care:
These are assisted living communities that specialize in Alzheimer's disease and or other types of dementia
For seniors that live independently, and desire to live ina comminity with other seniors that are simular. You may purchase single homes or apartments. They include transportation, meals, and activities.
For more information or to schedule a visit to one of our lovey communities simply fill out your information before and a nurse advisor contact you to discuss your needs.
2/3 cup boiling water
1 package (4-serving size jello
brand lemon flavor gelatin
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup cold water ice cubes
1 tub (8 ounces) cool whip topping thawed
1 prepared graham cracker crumb crust (6 ounces)
Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in lemon peel and juice. Mix cold water and ice to make 1 1/4 cups. Add to gelatin, stirring until slightly thickened. Remove any remaining ice.
Stir in whipped topping with wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture is very thick and will mound. Spoon into crust.
Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight until firm. Garnish as desired. Makes 8 servings
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerating Time: 6 1/2 hours