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Essential Statistics About Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are much more common than most people realize. There are also many misconceptions about mental illness. Here are the a few important facts to know about these disorders – which are far more [...]

Should You Be Worried About Your Anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious sometimes. Often, anxiety is a normal and natural response to life’s pressures and stresses. But for some people, it can become uncontrollable and overwhelming, persisting to the point where it interferes with [...]

Understanding Bipolar Disorders

As more and more celebrities come forward with bipolar disorders, this once taboo topic has finally come into the light. Bipolar disorders are actually four different brain disorders that cause extreme changes in mood and [...]

Understanding Mental Illness

The American Psychiatric Association considers mental illness to be a group of conditions that involve changes in a person’s emotions, thinking, and behavior. These changes can lead to personal distress as well as problems with [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Diabetes

Diabetes is actually a group of diseases, including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, that affect how your body processes blood sugar, or glucose. Proper use of glucose is essential for your health because [...]

Some Important Statistics About Diabetes

Four times more people suffer from diabetes today than did in 1980. It is not only increasing in the US, but throughout the world – especially in lower and middle-income countries. While the actual causes [...]

Senior Health

Diagnosing Diabetes

While the symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually come on quickly, other types of diabetes tend to develop more gradually, making it easy to miss in the early stages. The best approach for everyone, especially [...]

Understanding Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes actually falls into two distinct types – not including gestational diabetes, which another separate condition - which are in fact two completely different diseases and require completely separate approaches to treatment. Type 1 Diabetes [...]

Treatments for Depression

Depression is a treatable condition. There are a number of medications approved for easing depression, and psychotherapy is also effective for many people. In some cases, a doctor will suggest a combination of these treatments [...]

Common Facts and Fictions About Depression

Depression is probably far more common than you realize – and there are a number of myths that interfere with understanding this condition. Here are the some of the most important facts to dispel any [...]

Types of Depression

The two most commonly occurring forms of depression are major depression and persistent depressive disorder. Other types of depression may develop under specific circumstances, such as SAD and postpartum depression. In some cases, depression may [...]


Nutrition for Seniors

As you age, your activity level will lessen and as a result you will expend less energy.  Although you may not need as many calories now that you are less active, you still need to eat nutritiously.  Your overall diet should [...]

Aging and Immunity

As we grow older, our immune system loses its ability to fight infections, which puts us at a greater risk of contracting certain diseases.   Aging can also  cause some vaccinations to be less effective.   For example, the annual  flu shot that you receive may [...]

Aging Effects in Organs, Tissues and Cells

As you age, organs and tissues begin to lose some function. Changes occur in all of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs and these changes can affect the functioning of each  system. Living tissue is made up of [...]

Being Bilingual may Improve Brain Function

Recent research has caused many medical professionals to alter their views of how being bilingual can effect brain function. Previous ideas suggested that the thought patterns of the bilingual could be hindered by thinking in [...]

Ohio Offers More At Home Care Services

The State of Ohio has proposed a plan to the federal government to get more in home care to those currently on Medicare and Medicaid.  State officials want to better coordinate the care that Ohioans [...]

Alterations in Diet May Help Prevent Parkinson’s

A new study suggests a possible connection between the consumption of foods rich in flavonoids and a decreased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease in men.  The results of the study which followed nearly 50,000 men [...]


Healthy Eating Plans For The Aged

It is important for older adults (50 years and above) to follow a healthy eating plan. This is necessary to firm up mental sharpness, increase resistance against ailments, provide sustained energy intensity, facilitate faster recovery, [...]

Why you CAN’T Eat “Just One”!

Remember that Potato Chip commercial that says “Bet you can’t eat just one”? Well, most of us CAN’T eat just one potato chip! And intrepid researchers have found the evidence why we can’t! Apparently, it’s [...]

Specialty Care Services Receives Prestigious Award

Silver Spring, Maryland - May 19, 2009 Specialty Care Services was presented with a prestigious award from The County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland Isiah Leggett. Montgomery County formally recognized Specialty Care Services for the [...]

Alzheimer’s Association: Memory Walk

Specialty Care Services has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise funds for research to improve prevention measures and hopefully to one day find a cure for this disease that affects so many. You [...]

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April 23, 2018

Understanding & Diagnosing Dementia

Dementia can be confusing, because it is not one single specific disease, but rather a group of symptoms that can affect memory, thinking skills, and social […]
April 16, 2018

Common Symptoms of Dementia

While there are many types of dementia and each person’s symptoms may vary, there are some common signs to be aware of. Many types of dementia […]
April 9, 2018

Types and Causes of Dementia

When it comes to dementia, the cause generally determines the type. Some dementia-like conditions may be reversible – such as those caused by medication, alcohol abuse, […]
April 2, 2018

Some Important Statistics About Parkinson’s Disease

While getting a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be upsetting, there is hope. It can be an extremely diverse disorder, which means that each patient will […]
March 30, 2018

When you are the primary caregiver for a loved one, it can take a toll on your health and well-being. While you may be more than […]
March 26, 2018

Tips for Living with Parkinson’s Disease

There are many things you can do in order to maintain a high quality of life while living with Parkinson’s disease. From your food choices and […]
March 23, 2018

The Benefits of Receiving In-Home Care While Recovering from Surgery

Having surgery can be a lengthy and challenging process, especially if it involves an extended recovery period. Whether you are having surgery to repair or replace […]
March 19, 2018

Facts and Fiction About Parkinson’s Disease

Approximately one million people in the US today have Parkinson’s disease, and there are approximately 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year. With celebrities such as Michael […]
March 12, 2018

Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are medications and strategies for managing the condition that can enable those who have been diagnosed […]