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Navigating Veganism in Seniors: Assessing the Health Benefits and Considerations. Picture of a caucasian female nurse or dietician with a lot of fruits and vegetables.

Navigating Veganism in Seniors: Assessing the Health Benefits and Considerations

Veganism, a dietary lifestyle that excludes all animal products, has gained significant popularity in recent years.1,2 It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Approximately 2.5% of adults in […]




Exercise Programs Help Stroke Survivors Mentally and Physically. Picture of an older black male and 3 older caucasian females working out with light weight dumb bells.

Exercise Programs Help Stroke Survivors Mentally and Physically

Exercise programs have been shown to be beneficial for stroke survivors both mentally and physically. Here are some ways in which exercise can positively impact stroke survivors: Physical Rehabilitation: Stroke survivors often experience physical impairments, such as muscle weakness, balance issues, and difficulty with coordination and mobility. Exercise programs, including both cardiovascular and strength training […]




Aspen Healthcare voted Best of Denton County for home health and for hospice, two years in a row.

Aspen Healthcare Makes the News for Best of Denton County

Thank you to the Texas Business Times, the CW Channel 33, and all the other news outlets, for featuring Aspen Healthcare Services and our Best of Denton County award. Learn more here: https://www.texasbusinesstimes.com/article/653962866-aspen-home-healthcare-named-best-of-denton-county-for-both-home-health-and-hospice-for-second-year-in-a-row We are particularly proud of this recognition for many reasons. One, the Best of Denton County is open for nominations and voting […]




Navigating Forgetfulness in Seniors: Recognizing Signs and Taking Action. Picture of a young black female nursing aide talking with an older caucasian male

Navigating Forgetfulness in Seniors: Recognizing Signs and Taking Action

As we age, it’s natural to experience occasional memory lapses. However, distinguishing between normal age-related forgetfulness and cognitive decline or dementia can be challenging. For seniors and their family caregivers, understanding when to be concerned and taking appropriate action is crucial for maintaining quality of life. This article aims to provide valuable insights into recognizing […]




Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment. Picture of an older black female with a puzzled look on her face.

Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) refers to a condition characterized by noticeable cognitive decline that is greater than what is considered typical for a person’s age but does not interfere significantly with their daily functioning. MCI is often considered an intermediate stage between normal aging and dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. While MCI can affect memory, thinking, […]




Knowing When to Seek Skilled Help for Senior Care. Picture of an older caucasian female meeting with a young caucasian nurse.

Knowing When to Seek Skilled Help for Senior Care

As our loved one’s age, their care needs often increase, requiring assistance and support to ensure their well-being. While family members may try their best to provide care, there are instances when professional help becomes necessary. Recognizing when to seek skilled assistance for senior care is crucial in ensuring the safety, health, and overall quality […]




How Gardening Can Keep You Healthy, Mentally and Physically. Picture of an older caucasian male and female with the female in a wheelbarrow and both are laughing.

How Gardening Can Keep You Healthy, Mentally and Physically

Gardening is not only a rewarding hobby but also a beneficial activity that can contribute significantly to your overall health and well-being. Engaging in gardening provides numerous mental and physical health benefits that go beyond simply cultivating plants. Whether you have a spacious backyard or a small balcony, nurturing a garden can positively impact your […]




Strong Leg Muscles and a Heart Attack. Picture of a young caucasian female stretching her legs before exercising.

Strong Leg Muscles and a Heart Attack

Frailty in the elderly is a high-priority consideration with cardiovascular (CV) medicine.1,2 Muscle weakness is strongly associated with reduced exercise capacity and physical disability.3 Quadriceps isometric strength (QIS) is a strong predictor of exercise capacity in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).   After a heart attack, known as a myocardial infarction, the heart goes […]




The Importance of Medication Adherence for Senior Health and Well-being. Picture of an older caucasian male and female with a young black female nurse going over their medication.

The Importance of Medication Adherence for Senior Health and Well-being

As we age, our bodies may require medications to manage chronic conditions, alleviate symptoms, or prevent further health complications. However, the effectiveness of these medications heavily relies on one crucial factor: adherence. Medication adherence refers to taking medications as prescribed by healthcare professionals, in the right dose, at the right time, and for the specified […]




Is It a Heart Attack? Picture of red heart shaped bubbles lying on a plank board.

Is It a Heart Attack?

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. Cells in the heart muscle that do not receive enough oxygen-carrying blood begin to die. Having high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol, smoking, having had a previous heart attack or stroke, or having diabetes can increase your chance of developing […]






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