Common Viruses Linked to Alzheimer’s

Common Viruses Linked to Alzheimer’s

Much is unknown about the origin of Alzheimer’s disease, but a recent study from Tufts University researchers has found that two common viruses may interact and cause Alzheimer’s. The virus that causes chickenpox and shingles (known as varicella-zoster virus) may...
Health Baselines

Health Baselines

As you age, it’s important to keep track of certain things related to your health to ensure you live a long, happy, healthy life and can live independently at home for many years. You can establish health baselines with your doctor as you approach retirement; that...
Houseplants are Mood-Boosters

Houseplants are Mood-Boosters

It’s estimated that most people spend 87% of their time indoors; the elderly are often indoors even more than that. Studies have found that having a connection to the outside world inside our interior spaces can improve both our physical and psychological health. The...
24/7 Home Care

24/7 Home Care

Older adults may develop health concerns that require more care, yet they still want to remain in their own home. Sometimes there are no family members available to help, and an outside caregiver is  needed. At FootPrints Home Care, we’re well equipped to help with...
Insomnia in Senior Adults

Insomnia in Senior Adults

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by having difficulty either falling asleep or staying asleep. It’s estimated that 10 to 30% of adults live with insomnia; those age 60 and above are more prone to insomnia. Seniors are at a higher risk. Our internal circadian...

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