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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.

Diabetes Prevention and Care for Seniors

Half of all Americans age 65 or older have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Your Bones Will Thank You

Your bones are alive—they are living tissue. When we are young and growing, our bodies break down the old bone and replace it with new bone. Around age 30, our bone mass stops increasing and more bone breaks down than is being replaced.

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement is a serious decision for any family. Many factors can affect the recovery period, and each of these factors requires energy and dedication.

Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

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.

Dietary Changes as We Age

Did you know that every year over the age of 40, our metabolism slows? Though our nutritional requirements stay almost the same as younger adults, our energy needs decrease.

Dietary Changes in Seniors: A Colorful Plate is Key

Eating well and understanding nutrition is important at any age. As we grow older, our physical health and outlook on life can be affected by what we eat.

Immunizations Save Senior Lives

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.

Tips to Stay Sharp as You Age

One of the greatest fears many people have of growing older is losing their mental acuity. While there are some diseases and conditions of the brain over which we have no control, there are some that are preventable with certain lifestyle changes.

Aging Well and Staying Healthy

The secret to aging well isn’t really a secret: stay active, eat well, and avoid those bad habits that can make you ill and cut years from your life. Easy, right? In theory, yes, but in practice these simple tenets are difficult for many people to adhere to.

Physical Activity Helps Manage Chronic Conditions

One of the best actions seniors can take to combat chronic disease is to get moving. Today almost 92% of seniors have at least one chronic condition and 77% have at least two. Chronic conditions are costly and are major contributors to disability and loss of independence.

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