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Suicide Prevention: Special Considerations for Older Adults

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in Caregiver Corner, in wellbeing

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th – is a day where people from around the world come together to raise awareness about the issue of suicide and the fact that it is preventable.

Suicide is a major public health problem responsible for a large number of deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and for every person who dies by suicide, there are many more who attempt it.

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Heart Health: What to do in case of emergency

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in Caregiver Corner

Pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body, the heart maintains a steady flow of oxygen, fuel, hormones, and other important compounds. In an average lifetime, the heart beats about 2.5 billion times, whisking away the waste products of our metabolism. Given the heart's never-ending workload, it's a wonder it performs so well, for so long, for so many people. Your heart health is central to overall good health. It's responsible for pumping nutrient-rich blood throughout your body, while removing toxins and waste.

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Skin cancer: The Importance of A Midsummer Skin Check

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in summer, in mindfulness, in wellbeing, in Nutrition

As we approach the dog days of summer and the sun begins to beam on full blast, True Care would like to remind our readers of the dangers of skin cancer. While sunshine is essential for your body to process vitamin D, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can quickly damage the skin. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Additionally, more than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour. Read along to learn more about skin cancer and the main ways to help prevent it. 

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World Brain Day: Brain Health and Disability

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in wellbeing

July 22 is World Brain Day. As the body’s most complex organ, our brains work as our seat of intelligence, interpreter of our senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior. This fascinating and incredibly vital organ is the source of many of the qualities that define our humanity. Your unique body and brain have differed from everyone else's from the moment of your birth. These differences only increase as time goes on, and our bodies and brains integrate our individual experiences in the world. 

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Dementia: Recognizing the signs and symptoms

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in Alzheimer's & Dementia


Do one or more of your loved ones suffer from memory loss and other symptoms caused by dementia? Dementia is a common condition that affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans over the age of 65. Although dementia has some common causes, its symptoms are not always obvious or easy to diagnose. By learning the early warning signs of dementia, you can be on the lookout for these signs and symptoms. Early intervention is key to improving prognosis for those living with dementia, so talk to your doctor or other trusted healthcare professional if you find yourself or someone you love experiencing these symptoms.
Dementia can be hard to diagnose:

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National Nutrition Month: Decoding Nutrition Basics

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in Nutrition

Nutrition is the science of food and its relationship to health. It's important to know what you're eating, how much you're eating and why you're eating it. This can be a bit confusing at first if you're not used to thinking about what nutrients are in your food or how they affect your body.

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