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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.

Types of Heart Attacks

Your heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or completely cut off. This happens because coronary arteries supplying the heart muscle with blood flow can gradually become narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances that together are called plaque.


5 Major Impacts of a Well-Balanced Diet


Acetaminophen Toxicity: Monitoring Senior Health

The availability and usage of acetaminophen can be dangerous for seniors if it is not monitored.


Seniors and Bullying

One would think that with age, issues such as bullying would fade into the past. After all, the subject of bullying is closely associated with children and not adults. However, seniors are victims of bullying, too. In fact, some reports have shown that se


Some Medications Affect Seniors' Appetite and Nutrition

As seniors take more medications, they run an increased risk of harmful drug interactions.


Health Screenings You Need as a Senior

As men and women alike grow older, health screenings become important for seniors to have. Some of these tests are well known but some may not be. This is a compiled list of screenings as well as immunizations that seniors need.


Seniors and Post-Holiday Blues: Why it Happens and What to Do

If you're feeling let down after the holiday season, we'll offer you 10 great ways to get your spirit back.


Pneumonia in Seniors: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and can be fatal.


Bruising As You Age

Do you as a caregiver have questions about what causes bruising and worry about the effects of bruising on your senior loved one?


Drinking Alcohol as We Age

As we age, drinking alcohol can be more problematic than pleasurable for many reasons that we might not readily even recognize.



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