DASH Diet can lower blood pressure
Hypertension can lead to life-threatening stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, etc. DASH is the abbreviation of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Obviously, this aims at reducing blood pressure and is tested and promoted by Read more..
A lot of elderly suffer from different types of chronic diseases e.g. hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases etc. They may also encounter different acute illnesses at different point of time, e.g. flu, gastroenteritis. As a result, they may be prescribed a lot of different medicines Read more..
Keeping Elderly Warm(6) – Meals
In winter time, to keep warm body uses more energy. Thus we need to pay attention whether our elderly eat enough in order to generate sufficient energy. Read more..
A lot of parents know that listening music is very beneficial to growth of children. In fact, there are also a lot of advantages for elderly to listen to music. Read more..
Keeping Elderly Warm(5) – Shower
Other than beware of getting cold during shower, we should also be careful in the way shower to protect dry skin of elderly as a result of reduced oil secretion as one ages. This is because Read more..
Keeping Elderly Warm(4) – Feet
In the cold days, more blood flows to organs than to limbs. Besides, feet are far away from heart and blood cools down as well as slows down during the long route travelling from heart to feet. Read more..
Keeping Elderly Warm(3) – Knees
Because there is not much muscle and fat to protect the knee from cold and breezes, our knees are very sensitive to drop in temperature and cold. Read more..
Keeping Elderly Warm(2) – Neck and Shoulder
Drop in temperature increases the chance of catching a cold, flu and even death threatening pneumonia. Cold air also stimulates tracheal contraction and may trigger asthma. Moreover, people will shrink their shoulders when they feel cold and continual shrinking shoulders can lead to neck and shoulder pain, and can even cause cervical spondylosis. Read more..
Keeping Elderly Warm(1) – Head
In Autumn, people get sick easily due to sudden change in temperature. And low temperature causes vasoconstriction which may increase the chance of myocardial infarction (or commonly known as heart attack) and stroke. So keeping our elderly, especially those with hypertension or heart diseases, warm is very important in autumn and winter time.
Knitting benefits both Physical and Mental health
In UK, initiative ‘Knit for Peace’ – supported by charity funds – has recruited more than 22000 volunteers to knit for the needed. Some of them are well above 100 years old! Read more..