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  • Sarcopenia: A Lesser-known Cause of Falls

    September 21, 2021

    Falling is the most preventable cause of injury to seniors, with one out of four seniors falling down each year. Less than half of those seniors who do fall will tell their doctors, and falling one time doubles your chances of falling again. One out of five falls will cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or head trauma. This means that one out of twenty seniors is seriously injured by a fall each year, making it one of the biggest dangers to older adults.

  • Helping Seniors Manage Stress

    September 17, 2021

    Before we can begin to manage stress, we must first understand what stress actually is. Simply defined, stress is the body’s response to a situation that requires action. Put even more simply, stress is how the body reacts to difficult, threatening, or challenging situations.

  • Creating and Following a Daily Routine

    September 14, 2021

    For seniors, life can be filled with uncertainty. As we grow into our twilight years, the changes that aging brings about can make us feel less in control, with less command over our lives and even our own bodies. By establishing a daily routine, personalized and specific to a senior’s particular wants, needs, and challenges, concentrating on what can be controlled can bring about a sense of empowerment.

  • The Healthiest Fall Produce

    September 10, 2021

    Fall is an exciting season for many people. The cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, and more, give people plenty of things to look forward to from the equinox to the winter solstice. Among everything else, fall is the harvest season first and foremost. And while pumpkin and other squashes are the star of the show, there’s many more fruits and vegetables in season to choose from, and some of them have considerable health benefits of interest to seniors. Read on to find out what you should be filling your grocery basket with, and what they can do for your body!

  • Roommates Late in Life

    September 7, 2021

    TV shows like The Golden Girls or Netflix’s hit Grace and Frankie make an appealing case for older, unrelated adults living their twilight years together under one roof. With a number of mental, physical, and financial benefits to such a practice, it’s no wonder that many older adults are choosing to age in place together, as roommates.

  • The Benefits of Meditation for Seniors

    September 3, 2021

    While most health concerns with aging revolve around our physical bodies, worrying about things like blood pressure, blood sugar, aches and pains, or other metrics, equal attention should be paid to mental health. After all, our bodies operate as one holistic unit, both mind and body. To that end, practicing mindful meditation can promote many benefits, both mental and physical.

  • Communicating with the Hard of Hearing

    August 31, 2021

    When a loved one has hearing loss, it can lead to social isolation and loneliness as it creates a barrier to communication with others. This can lead to depression, and cause pain in the extended family as your loved one retreats from interaction, due to being embarrassed or ashamed. While encouraging your loved one to meet with a doctor or audiologist to be evaluated and possibly fitted with a hearing aid is a good first step, there are other things to keep in mind to ensure effective and meaningful communication.

  • Older Adults and Smoking

    August 27, 2021

    A common refrain heard from older adults with a smoking habit is statements along the lines of “I’ve smoked a pack a day for forty years, what’s the point in quitting now?” But the fact of the matter is that it’s always the best time to quit smoking. No matter how many packs or how many years you’ve smoked in the past, quitting smoking now will greatly improve your health. Quitting is likely to add years to your life, improve your breathing and energy levels, not to mention save you money.

  • The Signs of Elder Abuse

    August 24, 2021

    Any older person can unfortunately be the target of elder abuse. It can happen at the hands of a loved one, a caregiver, or a stranger, in their own home or in a care facility. Recognizing the signs is important, as frequently the victims of elder abuse are unable to advocate for themselves, whether due to a diminished capacity or social isolation.

  • Older Adults and Depression

    August 20, 2021

  • Food Choices for Healthy Aging

    August 17, 2021

  • Getting Started with Exercise

    August 13, 2021

  • When an Aging Parent Needs Help from a Distance

    August 10, 2021

  • High Blood Pressure

    August 6, 2021

  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    August 3, 2021

  • How to Choose the Best Doctor for You

    July 30, 2021

  • Fatigue in Older Adults

    July 27, 2021

  • Keeping a Healthy Bladder

    July 23, 2021

  • Improving Doctor-Patient Communication

    July 20, 2021

  • Self Defense for Seniors

    July 16, 2021

  • The Health Benefits of Walking

    July 13, 2021

  • Common Scams Targeting Seniors

    July 9, 2021

  • Controlling Your Blood Sugar

    July 6, 2021

  • Summer Fruits for Seniors

    July 2, 2021

  • Helping an Older Adult Maintain Their Independence

    June 29, 2021