Posts by Stacy Appleton
Seasonal Depression in Seniors
SEASONAL DEPRESSION IN SENIORS Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can affect people of any age. From children to seniors, SAD leaves people feeling blue. It occurs most often in the winter months following the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Knowing how to spot the signs that you might need to intervene and get…Read More
Home Care & Hospice Month
Home Care & Hospice Month It’s often said that home is where the heart is. Whether enjoying a quiet evening at home or gathering with a large group of family and friends, home is where we find comfort, peace, and love. In celebration of National Home Care and Hospice Month, there is no better time…Read More
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month Most kids can’t wait until they don’t need any more shots for school. Did you breathe a sigh of relief when you came to the end of your childhood vaccines? We get it! We don’t like shots any more than you do, but like you, we grin and bear it because…Read More
Tick Time Bomb
Tick Time Bomb Now that Cicada season is coming to an end it’s time to shift the focus to TICKS! The Weather Chanel has referred to this year, 2021 as the “tick time bomb” due to the mild winter and climate change. And data from the CDC shows tick bites are already trending higher than…Read More
Seniors and Speech Therapy
When one hears the phrase “speech therapy,” it can seem a little odd at first. After all, don’t most of us know how to speak? Therapy is simply a way of treating diseases or conditions – in this case, conditions that affect a person’s ability to communicate, eat, and even swallow. Here are some ways…Read More
Stress Awareness Month If you experience stress in your own life – like most of us do – or you know other people who are stressed, you should take the time to make a positive change. This could include getting involved with events or simply talking to those around you about this important subject. Stress Awareness Month is…Read More
What Can Occupational Therapy Really Do?
What Can Occupational Therapy Really Do? Do you have a parent who is struggling to complete daily tasks on their own? Maybe you have tried to help them, but your strategies just don’t seem to be effective? One of the toughest parts of the aging process is losing the ability to do things that once…Read More
Spring Clean Your Health!
Let’s Spring Clean Your Health! With milder temperatures, more sun, and wildlife sprouting everywhere, the arrival of spring in and of itself can put an extra kick in your step. It’s a time of possibility, a time to take stock of the habits that might be holding you back from being who you want to…Read More
Brain Fog… It’s a Thing!
Got Brain Fog? It’s a Thing… Are you struggling to tackle simple projects or feel like it’s hard to organize your thoughts? If yes, then you could be one of the millions experiencing “brain fog” – a byproduct of chronic stress that has dramatically increased over the past year. Other symptoms of brain fog include:…Read More
Cold Weather Safety Older Adults
Cold Weather Safety Older Adults If you are like most people, you feel cold every now and then during the winter. What you may not know is that just being really cold can make you very sick. Older adults can lose body heat fast—faster than when they were young. Changes in your body that come…Read More