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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.

Common Eye Problems in Aging Adults & Risk Reduction Tips

Like all of our primary senses, we tend to take our vision for granted. It helps us navigate everyday life.


Shingles: What Seniors Should Know

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, which causes symptoms similar to that of chicken pox, including tingling/burning of the skin and a rash or band of rashes on one side of the body.


HIV in the Senior Population

It is not uncommon to think of HIV as something that primarily affects those that are younger – and that, consequently, it is of less concern as we age.


The Thyroid Gland as We Age: What Seniors Should Know

It’s common for older adults to experience feelings of fatigue, restlessness, and sadness – and often times, they may simply associate them with getting older, thinking that there is no solution in sight.


Eating Disorders in the Elderly

For many years, it was suggested that eating disorders existed almost exclusively with younger age groups, such as adolescents and teenagers.


Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): What Seniors Should Know

Everyone knows of the iris and cornea. But what about the macula? Though it’s one of the smallest parts of the eye (5mm in diameter), the macula plays a significant role in the vision needed to read, write, and even recognize faces.


Protecting the Liver as We Age

The liver is one of the body’s true powerhouses – an organ that performs a staggering number of important functions simultaneously. Not only does it convert nutrients into bile, a substance that helps with the digestion process, it also produces amino acids that play a key role in fighting infections.


Aging’s Impact on Nutrition & Reducing the Risk of Malnutrition

Think, for instance, of all the times you’ve settled for a bagel and a cup of coffee for breakfast, when you know full well that you really should have a more well-rounded meal to start your day.


Traumatic Brain Injuries and Fall Prevention

As we develop, our bodies adapt and we tend to stay upright a majority of the time, without having to think much about it. It’s not until we reach older age that the odds of falling become greater, and the injuries, in turn, become much more severe.




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