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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Foodborne Illness: The Risk to Seniors and Prevention at Home

When certain disease-causing bacteria, viruses, or parasites contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness ─ also known as food poisoning. In the U.S., salmonella, norovirus, campylobacter, E.coli, listeria, and clostridium perfringens are the most common foodborne illnesses.


High Cholesterol: Its Dangers and Help with Prevention

Because there are seldom signs or symptoms of high blood cholesterol, many individuals are not aware that their cholesterol level may be too high.



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