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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.

Types of Heart Attacks

Your heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or completely cut off. This happens because coronary arteries supplying the heart muscle with blood flow can gradually become narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances that together are called plaque.

What Routine Eye Exams Can Reveal About Your Health

Regular eye exams are even more important as you reach your senior years. After turning 60, several eye diseases may develop that can permanently affect your vision.

Cancer Screenings for Seniors

As people grow older, certain medical conditions are likely to develop. This is especially true of cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among those 65 years and older, and its occurrence increases with age.

Cervical Cancer: What Every Senior Woman Should Consider

Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer-related death for American women – but not anymore.

Thyroid Health for Seniors: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the lower front of the neck. Its function is to make thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body.

Copy of Cervical Cancer: What Every Senior Woman Should Consider

Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer-related death for American women – but not anymore.

Glaucoma: What Seniors Should Know

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss. It is also the second leading cause of blindness.

Seniors and Overmedication

For some, taking medications is essential to maintaining health, and can’t be avoided. But evidence suggests − and experts agree − that millions of people are taking more medications than needed.

Depression in Older Adults

Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is NOT a normal part of aging. In fact, studies show that most seniors feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems.

Obesity in Seniors

Both the characteristics of obesity and the way it affects seniors can be different when compared to how obesity impacts younger adults.

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