Remember being a child and running everywhere, sometimes falling, getting back up and finding your stride with hardly a moment lost? Even if you scraped your knee you still ran all the way home to get your band aid and kiss. As we get older the prospect of falling becomes more frightening. Therefore, many physicians…

There are many suggestions on what helps us age well.  In this video, Dr. Steve Hoffman gives tips for Core Wellness TV.  People going through rehab have benefited from his tips on diet, with green food being the way to go.  Omega 3 through kale is a great first step.  This is the second part…

As we age many people develop health issues which require the regular use of medications. It is not uncommon for people on medication to need to take several types; some for multiple conditions, and others to ease side-effects caused by the medications and their interactions when several types are taken at once. It is easy…

The Dental Van Senior Citizen Initiative is seeking to ensure every single person in NYC has access to good dental care. During August, the program – the brainchild of NYU Dentistry – focused on providing assistance to the elderly living in Queens. The Dental Van was stationed in Queens at the Greater Springfield Community Church…

One of the major issues seniors often have to grapple with is balance and gait. There are various exercises that can alleviate the issue since if it is not managed well, it can result in falls.  Given the weakened bones of the elderly, falling is no simple matter and can then spiral into a whole…

The psychology of taking vitamin and mineral supplements for most people is that “if some is good, more is better.” This thinking however, at least when it comes to taking vitamin D supplements, is not only incorrect, it could even be dangerous, especially for the elderly. Pamela L. Lutsey, PhD, MPH, and her colleagues from…

A recent study has indicated that elderly people (those over 65 and over) who own a dog will a) lead a less sedentary life and b) take more than 2,500 extra steps than their dog-ownerless peers. Given that the WHO recommended physical activity levels are at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity…

Doctors and other health professionals have come to the understanding in recent years that there are many different approaches to improving the health of the elderly. Seniors should continue to consult with traditional health care personnel, but in addition it is beneficial to explore some alternative practices known to improve health. One such practice is…

We all know how important a nutritious diet is to good health. For older people eating well can be a huge challenge for many reasons. There can be physical challenges to eating that hinder a balanced diet, such as wearing dentures, weak or shaking hands, the loss of the sense of smell which makes food…

Historically – and in the present time – it has often been a challenge to get senior citizens out of their homes. There are various reasons for this: fear (perhaps of falling, due to past experiences) habit (they’ve stayed indoors so long they’ve gotten used to it lack of opportunity (a lot of their peers…

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