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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.

A Closer Look at Strokes

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a major cause of disability. Risk factors for a stroke include high blood pressure, genetics, gender, tobacco use, heart disease, diabetes, weight, age and the use of some medications.


Living with Arthritis

One in five adults suffer from arthritis, and the majority of these are seniors. For older adults to understand the stages of living with arthritis, it’s helpful to talk about how the disease is identified, diagnosed and managed.


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.


Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Seniors

Many of us enjoy having a cocktail with friends or drinking a glass of wine with dinner. For seniors, with a doctor’s approval, this doesn’t have to change.


Diabetes Management

The American Diabetes Association has stated that 25% of seniors have some form of diabetes, and that number is expected to increase as the population of adults 60 and over grows.


The Need for Sleep: How Sleep Impacts Daily Life

Many things change as we get older. Something that we don’t necessarily expect to change is how we sleep. In fact, 46% of adults 65 and older have trouble falling asleep on a regular basis.


Keeping a Balanced Diet

Everyone can benefit from eating healthy food and maintaining a well-balanced diet. For seniors, this is especially important. According to the AARP, 60% of seniors are more likely to experience depression because of food insecurity.


Recognizing Malnutrition

Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is a challenge that many of us struggle with. However, the health risks associated with malnutrition can be especially concerning for older adults.



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