Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Knee Walkers - Do You Need One?

I hope I won't need a knee walker, but this innovative medical gadget looks like something that is going to be very helpful. I've seen my husband (and his siblings) suffer from gout and arthritis. They really have a hard time going around when they have gout because of the pain in their ankle or feet. I read that this knee walker is better than the traditional crutch, walker or wheelchair. It is more flexible in helping people who need a mobility aid to move around better.

knee walker
Image by Dave and Margie Hill from Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

Knee Walkers are also called "knee scooters." It's a medical equipment that has become well-known on the market now. In fact, there are thousands of knee walkers bought or leased every day and for a very great reason -- they work.

Would You Put Your Loved One in an Adult Day Care for Alzheimer’s Patients?

Last year, there was a telenovela series on ABS-CBN entitled "The Greatest Love" which tells the journey and experiences of a mother who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. It was a very touching story and it mirrors something that is actually happening in our society today.

In the story, the mother attended some activities offered in a care facility for Alzheimer's patients, but she never really stayed in-house. It is a good option if there were family members to take care of the patient or loved one and it would save the family more money. But what if such an option is not feasible. Would you consider putting your mother or father who is suffering from dementia in an adult care facility especially for Alzheimer's patients?

Friday, July 6, 2018

Why It's Best For Your Child To See a Pediatric Dentist

Image By Dave Buchwald [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

It's been a while since I saw my dentist for teeth cleaning. My kids also need to go. When we were living with my OFW husband in KSA years ago, we enjoyed dental services with his company's health card. So my kids get to visit a Pediatric dentist regularly.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How to Help Your Child Lose Weight and Be Healthy

Photo credit: Flickr

My daughter asked me lately "Mommy, pumayat na ba ako?" In English that means "Have I become thinner?" She used to be petite but when she entered Grade 2, she slowly gained weight. Among my daughters, she's probably the one who looks a lot like me. I was chubby when I was her age and I also know how she feels when other people tell her that "she's malusog (healthy), lumalaki (growing big), napabayaan sa kusina (left in the kitchen) and that she should papayat naman (lose weight)" and other like comments.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Visit to Manila Ocean Park - Know Which Advetnure Was Most Enjoyable

I celebrated my birthday last May 4. Initially, we just thought of eating out and watching the Avengers: Infinity War movie. But plans changed 1 or 2 days before the date. We decided to go to Manila Ocean Park instead. It is one of the places that people want to see here in Manila and at last we finally had the chance to visit it.