Senior Health & Wellbeing
Understanding PTSD in Seniors
PTSD develops in approximately 1 in 3 people who go through serious trauma. This can include anything from the death of a loved one, military combat, car accidents, illness or injury, natural disasters, a disease diagnosis or other events that may have significant physical or psychological impact.
A Closer Look at Strokes
Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a major cause of disability. While people at any age can be susceptible to suffering from a stroke, nearly three quarters of strokes occur in people over the age 65.
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
Seniors suffering from osteoporosis often don’t experience any symptoms of the disease until they get a fracture. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone density.
How Seniors can Enhance Mental Health
No matter what age we are, living a life of purpose, connection and joy is critical for our physical and mental wellbeing. For older adults, a variety of obstacles like vision loss, social isolation, mobility problems and memory issues can make enjoying life more difficult.
Raising Awareness about Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is an important test for older adults. Estimates show that more than 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and seniors are more at risk.