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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.

Dysphagia in Seniors

Proper nutrition plays a vital role in physical and emotional well-being at every point in life.


Alcohol Abuse In Seniors

It can be common for friends and family members to overlook – or completely miss – an aging loved one’s abuse of alcohol.


Skin Cancer in Seniors: Development, Identification, and Risk Reduction

Skin cancer is consistently reported to be the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting more than one million people every year – many of whom are 65 years of age or older.


Understanding Breast Cancer

As of 2017, there are over 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and awareness of breast cancer has improved leaps and bounds over the past few decades, with numerous organizations and foundations working tirelessly to provide education and community support.


Tips for Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

Long ago, Egyptians believed that the heart was the body’s control center. From their perspective, the organ acted as a centralized point of distribution for the body’s nutrients, while also serving as the source for emotion and cognition.


Food Shortage: Where Seniors Can Go for Help

In this day and age, when food seems to be so readily available and accessible, it may seem surprising that hunger is one of the more prevalent problems in society.


Strokes: Signs, Rehabilitation, and Risk Reduction

When talking about strokes, many refer to what’s known as an ischemic stroke. Accounting for nearly 80% of all strokes, an ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel (leading to the brain) becomes blocked, cutting off blood flow to certain parts of the brain.


Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths.


Diabetic Eye Diseases

Diabetes is something that affects many aging adults. In fact, the American Diabetes Association estimates that nearly 25% of Americans over the age of 60 have diabetes – with type 2 being the most common.


Cervical Cancer: Risks for Older Adults and Best Practices

Cancer of the cervix, or cervical cancer, was once listed as one of the most common causes of cancer death among women.



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