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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.

Seniors at Greater Risk for Chronic Dehydration

Staying hydrated may seem like a straightforward proposition: you get thirsty, you drink. However, particularly for seniors, it is not always this simple. Seniors are at a higher risk for dehydration than younger adults.


Seniors Living With Chronic Pain

Seniors are more vulnerable than the average person to chronic pain.


Seniors: Tips for Healthy Eating

The normal aging process instigates changes throughout the body. Perhaps the most important change seniors undergo relates to nutrition.


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.


Skin Cancer and Seniors

It may not be surprising to learn that cases of skin cancer among seniors are more prevalent than in the younger population.


Skin Cancer and Seniors


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.


Social Wellness and Its Benefits to Seniors

There’s no question that staying fit, following a healthy diet, and keeping the brain sharp, are pivotal in shaping the way we live our lives. But what about social wellness?


Social Wellness in Seniors

As we age, it’s important to maintain physical well-being, but often times, psychological, emotional, and social health can fall by the wayside due to increased isolation.


Solving Sleep Problems in Seniors

Changes in sleep patterns, or what specialists call "sleep architecture", can occur as we age, and this may contribute to sleep problems



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