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6 Healthy Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Eating the right food is important as you age. Younger people can typically ignore their body’s nutritional needs without suffering immediate consequence. Older adults don’t have this flexibility because their body requires adequate and timely nutritional supplies. In this article, we discuss some tips to maintain a healthy nutrition and weight in seniors. 1. Regular Fluid Intake Water is an essential food nutrient! If you are like most people, you drink water when thirsty or after eating certain foods. You need to drink more fluid to stay hydrated. Failure to [...]

By | 2018-08-16T13:45:37+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on 6 Healthy Nutrition Tips for Seniors

10 Summer Activities for Seniors

Summer is in full swing! For many people, it is time to go out and enjoy fun activities with family and friends. Physical activities aid in healthy aging and seniors can benefit greatly by adding more activities into their daily routine. Why Summer Activities for Seniors? More Sunlight: This allows the body to make more Vitamin D which helps bone, brain and muscle function. Socialization: Interacting with others helps to lessen the feeling of isolation and loneliness that is associated with a long-term indoor stay. Fresh Air: Fresh air is [...]

By | 2018-07-31T10:43:54+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on 10 Summer Activities for Seniors

How Dehydration Can Damage Seniors’ Health

Especially during the summer months, dehydration is a common condition in seniors that can lead to serious health issues if not properly handled.  Whether you are considering your own health or taking care of a loved one, getting informed about dehydration will help you better manage the condition.   Why are seniors at higher risk of dehydration? Body water decreases with aging. Dehydration sets in when you don’t drink enough water due to sickness, preoccupation or lack of access. Other causes include: Health conditions that reduce senior’s ability to adapt to [...]

By | 2018-07-16T13:02:57+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on How Dehydration Can Damage Seniors’ Health

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Dementia and Alzheimer ’s are often used interchangeably. However, these two are not the same. While dementia is an overall term to describe symptoms that affect daily activities including performance, memory and the ability to communicate properly, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia which mainly impacts thought, language and memory, and it also gets worse over time. It is the most common form of dementia. Dementia or Alzheimer’s can affect young people but the risk increases significantly with aging.   Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia is considered a syndrome, that is, [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:22:31+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Top Reasons Why Vitamin D is a Must for Seniors

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that is involved in various metabolic activities in the body. From bone strength to cognitive functions, Vitamin D plays a critical role in the healthy functioning of body systems. Unfortunately, some people, especially seniors, aren’t getting enough due to aging-associated body changes and lifestyle choices. Why is Vitamin D Important? This essential nutrient helps the body absorb calcium, which aids in bone strength. Without adequate amounts, your body may lose bone tissue and your risk of developing osteoporosis may increase. Vitamin D contributes to Senior’s [...]

By | 2018-06-13T15:39:00+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Top Reasons Why Vitamin D is a Must for Seniors

Why do seniors fall? How can you prevent it?

From slippery floors to electric cords lying around, many items can trip a senior in the home. One-third of seniors in the US fall each year with many ending up in ER for bone fractures and other injuries. Repeated falling can even make seniors develop a fear of falling. This fear can then make them withdraw from physical activities to avoid falling, only to become weaker and less fit. This can create a vicious cycle.   Understanding why Seniors Fall Any factor that affects balance will also lead to falling. [...]

By | 2018-05-24T10:16:09+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Why do seniors fall? How can you prevent it?

Top 5 Health Concerns for Seniors

What are the most common health concerns for seniors? Aging is an individual process and affects people in different ways, but some unique health conditions become more common as you grow older. Most of the health challenges faced by seniors are a result of weakened tissue or organs. Organs and tissue typically malfunction due to the loss of their cell repairing abilities. In this article, we discuss the top 5  disease conditions that are most common with seniors. 1. Arthritis This disease is very common as over 50% of seniors [...]

By | 2018-05-10T09:17:27+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Top 5 Health Concerns for Seniors

How can you or your loved one protect themselves from scams?

Scammers target seniors more than others often times because of their polite and trusting nature. Coupled with the fact that seniors can have a significant amount of savings and are less aware of the risks associated with rapidly evolving technologies. Having knowledge of scammers and how they operate, can give you a strong edge against fraudsters who aim to steal, defraud, attempt to take over your properties or drain your bank account. Most Common Types of Scams Medicare and health insurance scams Scammers may send [...]

By | 2018-04-26T10:46:52+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on How can you or your loved one protect themselves from scams?

Low-Impact Cardio Vascular Exercises For Seniors

One of the most important things caregivers can do to help their loved ones stay healthy is to keep them active. Exercising their mind, body, and spirit regularly can not only prevent a decline in your loved one’s health but also help them thrive in their later years. Depending on the health and age of your loved one, physical exercise can be a challenge. It might be difficult for them to even walk slowly to the bathroom or get in and out of bed on their own. But there are still ways [...]

By | 2018-04-12T07:25:48+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Low-Impact Cardio Vascular Exercises For Seniors

Glaucoma: What Seniors Need to Know

Anyone can develop Glaucoma, however the risk more than doubles if you are above 60.  Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve due to the buildup of eye pressure and can lead to permanent blindness. According to various research, more than 3 million Americans, 75% of which are seniors, have glaucoma! Only about half of those seniors are aware of their eye condition. Glaucoma is particularly dangerous because it can reduce a person’s vision by up to 40% without them even noticing. It is often called [...]

By | 2018-04-25T07:42:11+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Glaucoma: What Seniors Need to Know
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