One common side effect of the aging process is a loss of memory. What happens is that hormones and proteins that work in the protection and repair of brain cells while stimulating neural expansion (referred to as the hippocampus) decline as one gets older. What experts in the field have discovered, however, is that it…

Getting older does not have to mean a lessening of the fun quotient in a senior’s life. There are many ways older people can continue enjoying their lives as independent and active members of their communities. Participating in fun activities helps elderly people stay alert, helps to keep their minds sharp, their bodies strong, and…

As one ages, the chance for being affected by arthritis increases. According to an article in UW Medicine (an Orthopedics and Sports Medicine magazine), “Nearly 40 million Americans or one in every seven people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages but it most often comes on as a person gets older.” Anyone can…

Any kind of charitable act more often than not results in the giver feeling like the receiver. Volunteering your time with someone who is socially isolated, does not get out much, enjoys the company of others – facts that are often relevant with the elderly – is a really great way to feel good and…

Here at Dry Harbor Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center take great pride in the quality services we provide to our charges.  When we successfully discharge another happy patient who has been rehabilitated, their families are often extremely grateful and write us followup letter that warm our hearts.  Below is one such letter that we received…

When a couple has been together for as long as four or five decades, it’s almost as if they don’t know how to live without each other. Sometimes death even follows such a heartrending bereavement; the remaining spouse literally dies of a broken heart. Indeed, a study undertaken by the Harvard School of Public Health…

Elderly people often have health problems that make them more vulnerable to the dangers of summer heat. Some of the additional risk factors include: poor circulation; heart, lung, and kidney disease; high blood pressure; drug reactions that hinder sweating, such as diuretics, sedatives, and some heart and blood pressure medicines; and being highly overweight or…

With summer fast approaching, it is a good idea to be prepared with some basic tips to stay happy and healthy even on the hottest days of the year. Seniors especially should be aware of their increased risk for health problems to arise as a result of summer weather, and should take special care. *Staying…

The following are some answers to commonly asked questions about senior oral health. Is it a certainty that as we age we lose our teeth? Absolutely not. It is possible to keep your teeth for your entire life, with proper care. Consistent and frequent visits to the dentist can prevent and treat gum disease and/or…

In our society, staying active often means driving. As people age, certain actions required for safe driving can often become more difficult, such as turning your head to view oncoming traffic, or braking quickly and safely. Here are some tips which can help older drivers maintain their safety edge while behind the wheel. Keep active…

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