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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.

Seniors Living With Chronic Pain

Seniors are more vulnerable than the average person to chronic pain.


Avoiding Seasonal Illness

Fall brings about cooler weather, holidays and fun family gatherings. Unfortunately, riding on the coat tails of seasonal changes are some pretty nasty germs that can cause mild to severe colds and flu in people of all ages.


Some Medications Affect Seniors' Appetite and Nutrition

As seniors take more medications, they run an increased risk of harmful drug interactions.


Osteoporosis Prevention: Strategies for Maintaining Strong, Healthy Bones

A variety of preventive health strategies help slow and lessen the effects of osteoporosis, a natural weakening of the bones as we age.


Five Tips to Make the Holidays Easier

The holidays may create certain challenges for seniors. If you have a senior in your life the following tips will help you recognize some of these challenges as well as offer ways to alleviate the stress they may cause.


The Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): What Seniors Should Know

Most seniors have heard of someone who has had age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The possibility of AMD as one grows older is a reality, but getting the facts can help ease the fear about this common eye condition.


Post-Surgery Care for Heart Disease

Seniors are especially at risk for congestive heart failure, as it is the primary cause of hospitalization or death for those over 60 years of age.


Give the Gift of Holiday Cheer

The holidays are fast approaching, and for most of us this means fun times spent with family, friends and other loved ones. However, for seniors, holidays can be difficult.


Five Signs of Senior Stress

Stress is a common factor in life. Children experience stress from school, new social situations and simply growing up. Adults feel the stress of working, paying bills, raising kids and maintaining households.


Drug Abuse Rising Among Seniors?

Drug abuse in the senior population is on the rise. Shocking? Yes. After all, no one thinks of grandma, grandpa and drug abuse in the same thought.



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