Aging and Mental/Behavioral Health

November 20, 2017 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in five people over the age of 55 are living with some type of mental health concern. Two-thirds of those living in nursing homes exhibit mental and/or behavioral problems. The most common conditions include anxiety, cognitive impairment and mood ailments, such as depression... Read More

Eat More Healthfully this Holiday Season

November 6, 2017 — The holiday season is upon us and for many of us, this means, in addition to getting together with family and friends, we’ll also be overindulging on turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie. And while one day of feasting most likely won’t cause any lasting harm, it’s a good time to take a... Read More

Creative Endeavors Can Help People Living with Dementia

October 20, 2017 — Most people are familiar with the power of the arts to transform lives and alter one’s perception of the world. Many of us have had the experience of having a book, movie, or play provide a springboard for future dreams and aspirations. Most of us have experienced what it’s like to have a favorite song... Read More

Need a Powerful Stress Reducer? Meditate!

October 5, 2017 — Meditation is a practice with a long and rich history. While its roots are in religious traditions, it has evolved to become a mainstream practice for anyone looking to reduce stress, improve their job or athletic performance, or simply improve their overall health and well-being. Meditation’s reputation for improving people’s health has attracted the attention... Read More

Living Well with COPD

September 20, 2017 — Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and cystic fibrosis. According to the National Institutes for Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease... Read More

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

September 5, 2017 — September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. One in three senior die with the disease of another form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country and with an aging population, its impact on society will continue to grow. And... Read More

Community Health and Wellness Expo

August 27, 2017 — Charlesgate is sponsoring a Community Health and Wellness Expo at two of our locations. Friday, September 15, 1:00-4:00pm 670 North Main Street, Providence 100 Randall Street, Providence Guests will be able to discover new health products and service providers as well as participate in numerous wellness clinics. They’ll be lots of health snacks on hand... Read More

Unraveling the Mystery of Cholesterol

August 20, 2017 — Cholesterol. You’ve been warned about its artery-clogging dangers and probably have your cholesterol checked at every annual physical. But did you know that the body makes cholesterol and that you need it for your body to function properly? Here’s just a few ways that cholesterol does a body good: Helps in the production of essential... Read More

Pet Therapy May Help Improve Health

August 7, 2017 — Anyone who owns a pet can tell you the joy they bring to one’s life. The simple act of petting a dog or curling up with a cat can lift one’s spirits. And pet ownership has been shown to have numerous health benefits as well. The American Heart Association says that having a pet might... Read More

The Importance of Staying Socially Active as We Age

July 20, 2017 — As we grow older, keeping connected with family and friends continues to be critically important to our overall well-being. Several studies have shown that people who are more social get sick less and have healthier minds. A study from the Rush University Memory and Aging Project concluded that a higher level of social engagement in old... Read More