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Senior Health & Wellbeing

Information and Resources for Senior Health and Wellbeing

During a person’s advancing years, regular attention to physical and mental health becomes very important. From light exercise and proper nutrition to consistent mental stimulation, seniors, like everyone else, need an active and health-conscious lifestyle to ensure optimal physical and mental wellbeing.

Below is a collection of articles and resources created by Comfort Keepers to provide information about Senior Health and Wellbeing and related topics.

Aging’s Impact on Nutrition & Reducing the Risk of Malnutrition

Think, for instance, of all the times you’ve settled for a bagel and a cup of coffee for breakfast, when you know full well that you really should have a more well-rounded meal to start your day.


Alcohol Abuse In Seniors

It can be common for friends and family members to overlook – or completely miss – an aging loved one’s abuse of alcohol.


Alcohol Abuse in Seniors: Knowing the Signs

It’s not uncommon to associate alcohol consumption with younger age groups, but studies show that drinking among older adults is on the rise.


Alcohol Consumption in Seniors: A Delicate Balance

Numerous studies on the effects of alcohol consumption in seniors indicate that moderate drinking by seniors can have a positive impact on general health. However, there is also a concern that heavy drinking can have adverse effects, and that alcohol abuse is often missed in the senior population.


Alcohol Consumption Monitoring


Anxiety Disorders in Seniors

According to the National Institutes of Health, anywhere from 3 to 14 percent of older adults experience anxiety disorders in a given year.


Arthritis in Seniors: Using Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs

The effective treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) includes medications that slow the progression of joint damage and deformity.


Article: COPD: Improving Quality of Life

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be debilitating, preventing those affected by the disease from managing basic daily living activities. While there is no cure for COPD, senior adults affected by this condition can take steps to slow progression of the disease and improve their quality of life.


Article: Managing Sleep Changes in Older Adults

Insomnia and the inability to stay asleep are common complaints of older adults. While it is not uncommon for older adults to sleep more lightly than they did when they were younger, they still need a good night’s sleep. Having insomnia or feeling sleepy throughout the day could be indicative of underlying problems.


Article:Falls:High Costs and Steeper Risks

Each year, one third of seniors aged 65 or older suffers a fall. While falling may seem a rather benign occurrence for most young and not-so-young people, the effects on older seniors can often be devastating financially and physically



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