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Perfect Holiday Gifts for Seniors!

5 keepsake gifts that celebrate special memories 1. Custom photo album Showcase special photos or events so your older adult can reminisce anytime. For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you could create a custom book they’ll love to read by adding simple text to photos or images they enjoy. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $16 Shutterfly – from $16 2. Custom photo calendar Help your older adult keep track of days, months, and appointments while seeing smiling family faces. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $25 Shutterfly – from $25 3. Custom photo blanket Keep your older adult warm and cozy with familiar faces all around. These photo blankets are especially nice for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Walmart – from $45 Shutterfly fleece blankets, woven blankets, or custom duvets – fr...

Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: How to Fight Loneliness During the Holidays

By Danielle Fritze | 12.15.2016 Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: 4 Steps to Combat Loneliness in Seniors It’s December, and the holiday season is in full swing. It’s the time of year for good food, and good friends and family—at least for most of us. But for many others the holiday season can remind them of just how lonely they are. The U.S. Census estimates that as many as 28% of adults aged 65+ lived alone in 2010, but a person doesn’t have to live alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can affect anyone who doesn’t feel meaningful connections with other people. Loneliness is more than an emotional issue; it has real implications for physical and mental health. Recent research has shown that feeling lonely or being isolated affects mortality in a similar way to that of a smoking habit of...

How to Use Cannabis to Help with Holiday Stress

People talk about the holidays as a happy and carefree time, but the reality is, for many of us, they’re a recipe for stress. Thirty-eight percent of people in one survey said their stress increases around the holidays, citing lack of time and money, the pressure of gift exchanges, and family gatherings among the top stressors. Another survey by Healthline found that 62% of people consider the holidays stressful, with money being the biggest source of anxiety. “The holiday season is notorious for being a stressful time as consumers decorate their homes, shop for gifts, and plan travel accommodation while also handling the usual day-to-day rituals of work, family, and home management,” said Nimesh Patel, MD, co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Redbird Bioscience. “Even though...

What is CBD: A Beginners Guide

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)? CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. More interesting than that is how CBD may support a sense of peace and wellness in human beings. Don’t worry, it’s not intoxicating, so you can add CBD to your everyday routine without experiencing a high. At SeniorsCBD, we are dedicated to improving your physical and mental well-being. We’ve crafted products with your busy life in mind. That said, we know that all the information out there about CBD can get overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ll serve as a resource for you as you learn more about how CBD can support you. We offer CBD in many forms. You may have seen people use sublingual CBD Oils, also known as CBD tinctures or CBD hemp oil. These oils are popular because they are absorbed under th...

Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one might need support with completing the activities of daily living. How do you know if it is time for in-home care? Look for the red flags listed below. Changes in Physical Function and Mental Status Difficulty keeping track of time Sleeping for most of the day Poor diet or weight loss Loss of interest in hobbies and activities Changes in mood or extreme mood swings Difficulty getting up from a seated position Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility Unexplained bruising or injuries Marks or wear on walls, door jams, furniture and other items being used to help with stability while walking through the ho...

CBD: Medical “Marijuana” Without the High

Bottom Line: You don’t have to get high to get healed Now legal in 29 states, medical cannabis (aka marijuana) can treat a wide variety of ailments from cancer pain to seizures. But what if you don’t want to get high to get relief? That’s where cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from marijuana, comes in. Unlike its more famous cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause even mild euphoria…or give you the munchies. Yet CBD is the subject of some of the most exciting medical research in the field today—it has numerous potential therapeutic applications that may turn it into the next wonder drug for treating epilepsy, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and a host of other diseases and ­ailments. Case in point: Epidiolex, a newly developed drug (key ingredient: CBD), reduces seizures by 3...

Floyd Landis Is Now a CBD Mogul

BY BILL GIFFORD | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN BANDUCCI | VIDEO BY DEREK CALL Nov 13, 2019 Floyd Landis is up to his eyebrows in cannabis. Actually, higher than that: Most of the plants in this one-acre patch, rich and lushly green, stand a good foot or two taller than the former pro cyclist and disqualified Tour de France winner. On this warm Thursday in mid-September, Floyd and two colleagues are making the rounds of Amish farms in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, checking on their crops. The plants are the same species—Cannabis sativa—that produces the marijuana that people smoke to get high, only they are technically hemp, special strains bred for low THC content (the chemical responsible for the “high”) and high concentrations of CBD or cannabidiol, the substance used in the creams, e...

Michigan recreational marijuana retail sales to begin Dec. 1

By Gus Burns | [email protected] LANSING, MI — Michigan residents will be able to legally purchase marijuana from stores beginning Dec. 1, the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. Any businesses seeking a recreational license to grow more than 1,000 plants, process or sell recreational marijuana must currently be licensed under the state’s medical marijuana licensing rules. The state announced existing medically licensed businesses that are pursuing equivalent recreational licenses may transfer up to half their inventory, which is already deemed legal and has been tested for the medical marijuana market, to the recreational side for general sales. Any finished products currently for sale in medical dispensaries must have been in the business inventory for 30...

Want Extra Years of Life? Keep Blood Pressure Tightly Controlled

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tighter control of high blood pressure may add years to people’s lives, a new study estimates. Researchers calculated that for a typical 50-year-old with high blood pressure, more aggressive treatment could translate into three extra years of life. Eighty-year-olds would have less time to gain, but it could extend their lives by an average of 10 months, the study projected. The estimates are based on a new analysis of a government-funded clinical trial called SPRINT. Back in 2015, it found that tighter blood pressure control prevented more heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people aged 50 and up, compared with standard treatment. Patients on the intensive regimen aimed to get their systolic...

What Can CBD Oil Do To Reduce Joint Pain?

While studies are limited in regards to the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) oil on joint pain, researchers have identified a clear relationship between the two. CBD may address comorbid conditions related to chronic pain, including anxiety and sleep disorders. CBD appears to inhibit or activate key compounds which influence the endocannabinoid system (ECS), including anandamide, which is associated with pain reduction. Many patients report using CBD oil to relieve symptoms of joint pain and animal models have shown positive effects, especially in relation to arthritis, however, more scientific research is needed. Joint pain affects millions of people around the world and is associated with a wide range of conditions and ailments. Some of the most common reasons for joint pain are due to muscul...

Trump Administration to Increase Federally Approved Cannabis Growers

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Monday that the agency would increase the number of growers approved by the government to cultivate cannabis for research. In a noticescheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, the DEA provided information on applications to cultivate marijuana it has received since it announced in 2016 that it would increase the number of approved growers and said that it would create new regulations before accepting additional applications. “DEA is making progress in the program to register additional marijuana growers for federally authorized research, and will work with other relevant federal agencies to expedite the necessary next steps,” DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon said in the press release. Currently, the University of Mi...

Baby Boomers Becoming New Face of Cannabis & Cannabidiol

Seventy-two-year-old Nancy Young shakes almost incessantly, a cruel symptom of the Parkinson’s disease she’s borne for decades. The Otego, New York, resident, who lives much of the time in Sutton with her daughter, Michelle Edelstein, Sutton Senior Center director, has taken prescribed opioids OxyContin and Percocet for nearly 30 years. She said it “just barely covers the pain” of her condition. Around Christmastime last year, Young decided, on the recommendation of people she met in the supermarket and eventually, her doctor, to try marijuana to ease her symptoms. She didn’t roll a joint or buy a bong. Instead, she went with her daughter to a Canna Care Docs clinic in Worcester to receive a medical marijuana certification, registered with the state and purchased some edible marijuana prod...