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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...

How Seniors Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

Seniors should never be left out of the equation, especially when it comes to the holidays. There are a few ways that they can help in the kitchen without getting in the way. They’ll be thrilled to contribute, and you get some assistance at the same time. Here’s how your aging loved ones can help this Thanksgiving. 1. Picking the Menu Seniors have a lot of experience with Thanksgiving. Include your aging loved ones when planning the menu. Seniors may have special dietary restrictions or may have trouble eating certain foods. Involve your senior when building your menu and select foods that everyone will love. 2. No-Bake Side Dishes There are all sorts of side dishes that don’t involve any cooking at all. Set the ingredients out on the counter along with the recipe. Let th...

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...

Cremation Cost: 4 Factors That Affect Price

Cremation Cost: 4 Factors That Affect Price Anne-Marie Botek   |   Updated October 22, 2019 Originally Copy on Agingcare.com Funeral costs can be staggering and often come as a shock to grieving family members who are responsible for organizing their loved ones’ final arrangements. According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the median cost of a funeral with viewing and burial was $7,360 in 2017. However, this figure does not include cemetery, monument or marker costs, or miscellaneous cash-advance charges for things like flowers or an obituary. Most cemeteries also require the purchase of a burial vault, which increases the total median cost to $8,755. The median cost of a funeral with viewing and cremation, on the other hand, is $6,260. Again, this figure does not inc...

6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you’ve been a caregiver for more than a few weeks you’ve experienced a certain degree of caregiver burnout. Be on the lookout for these six common signs of burnout. If you find yourself thinking or saying these things, you may want to seek help from your doctor and consider finding some respite care. 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout I just don’t feel like talking to or seeing anyone today—even my friends and family. If you discover that you consistently don’t want to interact with people, especially close family and friends, it could be a sign that caring for your elderly loved one is becoming too draining. I used to really enjoy reading mystery novel...

Turmeric and Dementia

via Alzheimer's Society. Org Curcumin is an extract of turmeric that has been shown to break down amyloid-beta plaques (a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease) in lab-based (in vitro) studies. Turmeric is not easily absorbed and there is no real evidence that supports turmeric being used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, but the specific effects by curcumin on amyloid-beta plaques could be a useful target for future investigations into potential treatments. Can curcumin break up amyloid-beta plaques? There is a lot of research into the potential role of turmeric as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, along with some anecdotal evidence about its benefits. Much research is centred around curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, which has been shown to have anti-oxidant, an...

Everything You Need To Know About Your Endocannabinoid System

If you’re a newcomer to cannabis, terms such as endocannabinoid system and cannabinoids may be confusing. These are terms that everyone should be familiar with, especially true if you’re looking to expand your knowledge surrounding cannabis or if you’re interested in utilizing cannabis for its medicinal benefits. Let’s take a more in depth look at these common terms you will encounter when learning more about this miraculous plant known as cannabis. What Are Cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are compounds found within the cannabis plant in both its psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms. These compounds interact directly with receptors found in the Endocannabinoid System which you can learn more about later on in this article. Some of the cannabinoids you may be familiar with are THC also known ...

Doctor or Nurse Practitioner Starting Point for Getting a Medical Cannabis Prescription

Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada for almost two decades, but with recreational’s entrance into the regulated space last October, rules around accessing medical cannabis changed. So how does a patient go about getting a prescription? There are two broad-stroke things to do to get the process started: meet with a healthcare practitioner and then register with a licensed producer. The exact guidelines for gaining authorization to medical cannabis can vary from province to province, per the standards of each provincial medical college. Depending on wait times, the process can take anywhere between a few weeks and a year (the time it takes to get an appointment with some clinics sometimes accounts for the bulk of the waiting time). Kira London-Nadeau, chair of Canadian Students for Sen...

Natural Medicine: Medical Marijuana Companies Are Rebranding Themselves As Alternative Health Care Companies

Investing in marijuana stocks isn’t a simple proposition. Guides can help lead you down the right path and it’s important to know what a cannabis company doe —tech? processing? distribution? — before investing. Even though marijuana has convinced millennials to buy stocks again, companies understand the stigma and volatility surrounding the market currently. Which perhaps explain why two of the biggest marijuana companies in North America are rebranding themselves to potential investors. According to Barron’s, marijuana executives at Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis want investors to consider them alongside other health care stocks, not weed stocks. Don’t forget that medical marijuana still drives a significant portion of their business, executives said to investors at a major health care...

CBD Might Help You Cut Back On Drinking Alcohol And Reduce Its Damaging Effects, Study Says

CBD, the widely available cannabinoid touted for various health benefits, may have the potential to help people with serious alcohol issues, according to a new review of current scientific evidence. Not only does cannabidiol appear to “facilitate drinking reduction,” the paper’s authors write, but research also shows the compound “may provide idiosyncratic protection to the liver and brain, which could reduce the development and impact of alcohol-related liver disease and alcohol-related brain injury.” The review, which is awaiting publication in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology, offers a comprehensive look at how promising the data is so far regarding the effectiveness of CBD on alcohol use disorders (AUD). The authors, however, also call for human clinical trials, of which none have...