What Is Sundowning and How Can Occupational Therapy Help?
28 September 2015
Many Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers at one time or another deal with a problem called "sundowning." Whether you're a patient or a caregiver, it's important to know what sundowning is and how an occupational therapist can help.
What is sundowning?
Sundowning is a phenomenon that occurs in many patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Sundowning is the worsening of the condition after the sun goes down. Sundowning commonly occurs in the middle stages of Alzheimer's.
4 Things You Need To Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome
9 September 2015
Some people who are allergic to pollen also have reactions to fruits, vegetables, or nuts. This happens due to cross-reactivity: the proteins in pollens and the proteins in some foods are similar enough that your immune system reacts to both. Pollen-allergic people who have reactions to cross-reactive foods may have oral allergy syndrome. Here are four things you need to know about this type of allergic reaction.
What are the signs of this reaction?
Using A Foam Roller To Treat Sports-Related Pain
25 August 2015
Participating in sports can be fun, but it takes a toll on your body. Injuries are a common challenge every athlete faces, and rehabilitating these injuries takes time and effort. If you have pain related to a sports injury, you might be able to use a foam roller to help alleviate your discomfort.
Here are two types of sports-related pain that a foam roller can help you get rid of in the future.
Coming Back To The Dentist After A Long Hiatus
10 August 2015
Time can slip away for many reasons, and sometimes you may find yourself going back to the dentist after many years without a dental appointment. Here are some things that you can expect when you haven't been to the dentist in many years.
A Longer Deep Clean
One thing that your dentist will probably want to do is a deep clean to remove all the plaque that has built up over the past few years.