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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 Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): What Seniors Should Know

Most seniors have heard of someone who has had age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The possibility of AMD as one grows older is a reality, but getting the facts can help ease the fear about this common eye condition.


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.


Eating Well as We Age: Advice for Seniors

We've all heard about how to plan a healthy diet: eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, dairy products for calcium, and a limited amount of fat and salt. While these good eating habits continue to be important as we age, most senior adults sh


Dietary Changes as We Age

Did you know that every year over the age of 40, our metabolism slows? Though our nutritional requirements stay almost the same as younger adults, our energy needs decrease.


Seniors: Tips for Healthy Eating

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


Aging with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome, often abbreviated as IBS, is a common disorder that can cause everything from chronic abdominal pain and bloating to diarrhea and constipation.


Summer Skin Protection for Seniors

Taking good care of your skin has its cosmetic benefits, but more importantly it also plays a large role in overall health, especially for seniors. As we age, the summer season can leave us vulnerable to its harmful effects.


Managing Mobility Problems in Seniors

Problems associated with aging can affect a person’s ability to move around, or mobility.


Exercises to Keep Seniors Fit

You're never "too old" to exercise! It's a necessary part of maintaining good health at any age.


Health Impacts of Stressful Living

Stress can have negative health impacts on people of any age, but as people get older the effect stress has on the system can cause quite a few more problems than it does for younger people.



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