Senior Health & Wellbeing
Flu Prevention for Seniors
More than 60 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur in people 65 years and older, the CDC reports on www.cdc.gov. About 90 percent of deaths that occur from influenza
Combating Loneliness in Seniors
Loneliness sometimes takes on a different role in the lives of seniors.
Aging Gracefully: Caring for Muscles, Joints and Bones
As we age, our bones lose density, this affects mobility and balance, making us more at risk for falling and fracturing bones.
Speaking in Tongues: Facts about Aphasias
Aphasia is probably not a term most people outside of the medical and research community have heard of, but this disorder affects more than one million people of all ages in the United States. Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs when the language centers of the brain sustain damage from illness, dementia, or injury. In seniors, the most common cause of aphasia is stroke. Victims of aphasia have difficulty communicating with others and may also have difficulty comprehending what other
What to Pack (and Not to Pack) for the Hospital.
Well-planned packing helps make vacations more enjoyable. Likewise, what you pack for your own or a loved one’s admission to the hospital can make for a smoother, less stressful experience.