Published: Feb 25, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Did you know that strokes rank as the fourth leading cause of death in America and are also considered one of the main causes of long-term disability?
Published: Jul 7, 2015 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
One of the best ways for families to help senior loved ones stay healthy is to make sure they are vaccinated against common, preventable diseases. Respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia and influenza, are the eighth leading cause of death among the older population and can be prevented with vaccinations.
Published: Sep 7, 2010 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Published: May 2, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
With more than 100 forms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, approximately 52.5 million U.S. adults, 49.7% of which are aged 65 or older, struggle to manage daily tasks. Arthritis is currently the most common cause of disability in the U.S. and can prevent seniors from accomplishing the simplest tasks such a walking, preparing meals, picking up objects or even sitting for prolonged periods of time. Additionally, almost half of those with arthritis have other conditions, most commonly hear
Published: Apr 13, 2017 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Staying physically active is important at every stage of our lives, but as we grow older, it becomes especially vital. Engaging in the recommended daily amount of moderate activity (at least 30 minutes) has numerous long-term benefits, but it can also improve overall health for those with certain conditions and disabilities.
Published: Sep 11, 2015 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Just 60 years ago, it was often presumed that older people would lose their permanent teeth as part of the aging process. Today, we know that maintaining a healthy mouth is a valuable exercise and keeping permanent teeth is a realistic expectation for many of us.
Published: Apr 3, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Most people associate malnutrition with third world countries, but it's also a danger for seniors, and more prevalent among older Americans than we realize.
Published: Mar 11, 2015 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
There is ample evidence that stress worsens symptoms of Parkinson’s disease so stress management is essential for seniors with Parkinson’s to maintain their quality of life.