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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.

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Elderly adults are one of the most at risk groups for dehydration. Signs and symptoms of dehydration can be virtually identical to senile dementia symptoms, age dementia symptoms and Alzheimers symptoms.


The Key to Maintaining Brain Health Late in Life

When it comes to exploring the brain, it would seem that with each breakthrough the scientific community makes, new unprecedented questions arise.


The Myths and Facts of Cataracts: What Seniors Should Know

The average person will undoubtedly hear a lot of inaccurate information throughout his or her lifetime.


The Obesity Epidemic: How Does It Affect Seniors?

Obesity, today, is a hot topic. In fact, due to the significant rise of obesity in children and the subsequent health issues it causes, health experts predict that today's children may have shorter life spans than their parents.


The Relationship Between Diet and Fatigue


The Relationship Between Diet and Fatigue

The old adage "you are what you eat" is well known, but have you ever really thought about what it means?


The Respiratory System: Age-Related Changes & COPD

The respiratory system, like many of the other human systems (e.g., cardiovascular, digestive), is a wondrously complex and sophisticated arrangement of organs working together to maintain homeostasis.


The Signs of Arthritis

Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis? The most common forms that affect people over the age of 65 are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.


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.


The Thyroid: A Small Gland, A Big Job

Did you know January is Thyroid Awareness Month? The signs and symptoms of a sluggish or too-fast thyroid gland can be vague: moodiness, nervousness, fatigue, constipation, and hair loss.



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