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How Can Seniors Stay Sharp Mentally?

Declining cognitive function is often associated with advanced aging - whether caused by disease or the aging process itself. Fortunately, your mental function is not always at the mercy of time, as there are many lifestyle choices you or your loved one can make to improve brain health! A lot of what goes on within our body can be influenced by our interactions with the environment around us. Most seniors would benefit from an active lifestyle, however, with age, most become more sedentary and end up missing out on the benefits [...]

By |2018-10-11T14:15:03+00:00October 11th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on How Can Seniors Stay Sharp Mentally?

How Can Seniors Overcome Tooth Loss?

Teeth weaken with age and while they are protected by very strong enamel, progressive wear due to use can leave your teeth vulnerable to damage. An analysis by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that about 27% of seniors are completely edentulous, meaning they have lost all their teeth. The data is clear - good dental care among seniors is crucial for preventing tooth loss. How Can Tooth Loss Occur? Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons, but general causes include the process of gum [...]

By |2018-10-11T14:00:13+00:00September 27th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on How Can Seniors Overcome Tooth Loss?

Can Oral Health Affect Your Heart Health?

Maintaining a healthy heart is a no-brainer! Eating the right foods, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight are things most of us know we should be doing to keep our cardiovascular systems in check. But did you know that oral health can positively or negatively affect your heart? While seniors typically take long-term heart health seriously, relatively little attention is paid to oral health unless there is a specific dental problem. According to recent research, dental care and hygiene not only help you maintain strong and healthy teeth but may also [...]

By |2018-09-18T15:43:29+00:00September 13th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Can Oral Health Affect Your Heart Health?

What’s for Dinner?

As you age, your need for food and even desire for food may wane. Seniors typically can’t eat as much as they used to and may also lose interest in preparing food. A balanced diet can help you stay energized, maintain a healthy weight and prevent or slow down chronic health conditions. But the challenge lies in preparing and eating nutritious food. In this article, we introduce some healthy recipes for seniors. These recipes are easy to cook and can be applied to breakfast, main dishes, and desserts. [...]

By |2018-08-31T14:51:22+00:00August 31st, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on What’s for Dinner?

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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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 |2018-10-11T14:06:35+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 24th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Why do seniors fall? How can you prevent it?
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