Family having a picnic

Preventing Cognitive Decline With Aging

Speech language pathologists address concerns related to communication and swallowing, but what about when someone presents with cognitive deficits? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently 50 million people worldwide with dementia and that number is expected to triple by 2050.  Dementia affects an individual’s cognitive abilities to reason, organize, process, remember Read More

Hydration for Health

By Patricia Barraza, RN, RD The Best Option for Hydration When working with clients on initially starting to make healthy lifestyle changes, I always ask, “What do you drink during the day?” I typically get the answer, “pop, tea, alcohol, and/or juice.” Most clients do not realize the empty calories, sugar, and other cruddy ingredients Read More

Senior Couple Doing Tai Chi Exercises Together In Park

Fall Prevention with Tai Chi

Tai Chi Assists with Fall Prevention By Lisa Kohler, PT I recently attended a continuing education course where I became a certified instructor of Tai Chi for Rehabilitation. I took another course a while ago but this one was so much different. It was developed by Dr. Paul Lam who is a physician. I spent Read More