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What is the Flexitarian Diet?

    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?

    Disability Pride Month

      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

      What is GERD?

        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?

        Aphasia: A Communication Disorder 

          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 Prevention Tips

            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

            The MIND Diet for Better Brain Health

              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

              How can Speech-Language Pathology help with Dementia?

                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?

                How to Eat for Better Brain Health – January 2023 Edition

                  As a speech-language pathologist who works with seniors and their families, I garner great joy in talking about cognitive wellness. It’s wonderful  to see how folks light up when you tell them yes – there actually are actions you can take to optimize and prolong your brain health! Taking control of your own cognitive wellness can start in the kitchen. Here are some tips for… Read More »How to Eat for Better Brain Health – January 2023 Edition