Healthy Aging Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness about the positive aspects of aging and to encourage people to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), many factors influence healthy aging. Some of these, such as genetics, are not in our control. Others — like exercise, taking care of our brain health, and… Read More »September is Healthy Aging Month! How can we age better?
The Minced Moist Diet is designed for people who have difficulty chewing or swallowing food. It is a texture-modified diet that consists of minced, mashed, or ground foods that are moist and easy to swallow. With a minced moist diet, biting is not required and only minimal chewing is necessary. This diet may be recommended for those who are not able to safely chew and… Read More »What is a Minced Moist Diet for Dysphagia?
Telepractice is the delivery of services using telecommunication and Internet technology to remotely connect clinicians to clients, other health care providers, and educational professionals for screening, assessment, intervention, consultation, or education. Telepractice is an appropriate model of service delivery for audiologists and speech-language pathologists (ASHA) and may be the primary mode of service delivery or may supplement in-person services (known as hybrid service delivery). Technology… Read More »What is Telehealth for Speech Therapy?
August is National Wellness Month, and this means an opportunity to make healthier decisions. Almost 25% of Americans have cut back on their meat intake in an effort to improve their health. Have you been looking for a way to eat healthier without giving up meat completely? If so, you might want to consider the flexitarian diet. This is a semi-vegetarian eating style that allows… Read More »What is the Flexitarian Diet?
What is Disability Pride Month and Why is it Important? Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the diversity, culture, and achievements of people with disabilities. It is also a time to raise awareness and challenge the stigma and discrimination that people with disabilities face in society. Disability Pride Month occurs in the United States every July to commemorate the passing of the landmark… Read More »Disability Pride Month
GERD is a chronic digestive disease where the liquid content of the stomach refluxes into the esophagus, the tube connecting the mouth and stomach. The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, which usually feels like a burning chest pain that begins behind the breastbone and moves upwards to the neck and throat. Other symptoms include chest pain, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), persistent dry cough,… Read More »What is GERD?
June is Aphasia Awareness Month. The National Aphasia Association says that over 2 million people in the U.S. have aphasia, but only 67.8% of Americans have ever heard the term aphasia. Unfortunately, this is due to the nature of the disorder. Aphasia is a disorder that affects how you communicate. It can impact your speech, as well as the way you write and understand both spoken… Read More »Aphasia: A Communication Disorder
Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced. It can cause permanent brain damage or even death. However, there are several things you can do to help prevent a stroke. The best way to help prevent a stroke is to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.… Read More »Stroke Prevention Tips
If you are looking for a way to improve your cognitive function and prevent dementia, you may want to consider the MIND diet. The MIND diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and it combines elements of two well-known healthy diets: the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. The MIND diet was developed by researchers who wanted to create a dietary pattern that focuses… Read More »The MIND Diet for Better Brain Health
Dementia is a heartbreaking condition that can rob individuals of the ability to communicate and connect with their loved ones. One important treatment method for individuals with dementia is speech language pathology, a field that focuses on the assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Speech Care at Home has over 10 years of experience working with folks experiencing mild, moderate, and late-stage dementia.… Read More »How can Speech-Language Pathology help with Dementia?