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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.

Recommended Immunizations for Seniors

Several preventable diseases can cause serious illness and even death in unvaccinated seniors.


Pneumonia in Seniors: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and can be fatal.


Fun Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

A low-impact exercise routine can benefit your health by stretching and strengthening your muscles, reducing stress, preventing injury, and even helps to lower your blood pressure.


Solving Sleep Problems in Seniors

Changes in sleep patterns, or what specialists call "sleep architecture", can occur as we age, and this may contribute to sleep problems


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.


Helping Seniors Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

Bereavement can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of seniors, and may explain why many older spouses soon die after the loss of their loved ones.


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.


Osteoporosis: The Roles of Calcium and Vitamin D, and Recommended Foods

Osteoporosis is a common disease in which bones become brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone.


Diabetes Myths: Separating Facts from Fiction

When it comes to diabetes, there are many myths that get in the way of the hard facts. Here are some of the more common myths about diabetes ─ and the facts that follow may surprise you.


Controlling Sweet and Salty Cravings in Seniors

The tongue's taste buds detect four tastes: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. As we get older, the fewer taste buds we have and the less sensitive they become.



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