June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Did you know that migraines are a disabling disease that affects nearly 39 million people in the United States? While this disease may seem common, as one gets older, the frequency of headaches and migraines should decrease. If they do not, it may be time to speak to a healthcare professional.
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Proper fluid intake is important for older adults. When you are not drinking the correct fluids, and in sufficient amounts, the condition of dehydration results. Dehydration is a lower than normal amount of body water, common even when it’s not hot outside.
The “future” can change so quickly. We’ve all experienced how our world changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, commonplace items became scarce and regular activities - - work, family and play - - were restricted.
Times like these can help us reflect on what we want the “new future” to be. Planning for the unforeseen is possible. One part of your future is medical care and decisions about the type of healthcare you want to receive.
Palliative Care: Extra Level of Support
A personal experience from a WCL staff member.
Not long ago my siblings and I were introduced to the unfamiliar world of palliative care. It came at an emotional time when decisions were needed and needed quickly.