Simple Carbs vs. Complex Carbs: What’s the Difference?

Counting carbohydrates (“carbs”) is an important aspect of living well with diabetes.  After all, carbohydrates digest into glucose in the body, and glucose is what raises blood sugar levels. But there are different types of carbohydrates: simple and complex.  This article will investigate the differences and similarities between simple and … Read more

How Does Early Dementia Diagnosis Make a Difference –

Dementia, a chronic or progressive syndrome characterized by the deterioration in cognitive function beyond what might be expected from normal aging, affects millions of people worldwide. However, the key to managing this challenging condition lies in the early dementia diagnosis. Early diagnosis of dementia can make a significant difference in … Read more

Am I Depressed or Sad?: Understanding the difference –

In the realm of emotions, sadness and depression are two terms often used interchangeably, but they represent distinct facets of the human experience. While sadness is a natural and temporary emotional response to specific events, depression is a recognized and diagnosable mental health condition that affects 15 percent of Indian … Read more

HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE – UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE

by Melissa L. Johnson, RN, BSN, MHA, CHPN, CCM – Aging Life Care Association® Member Palliative care and hospice care are both specialized healthcare models that focus on palliation, or relief of symptoms, associated with serious, debilitating illnesses. Such symptoms may include pain, difficulty breathing, nausea, or the need for … Read more