About 5.7 million people in the United States have heart failure. The number of people who have this condition is growing. What is heart failure? Heart failure happens when your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart failure develops over time as the heart’s pumping action grows weaker. Sometimes, the heart…

Join in celebrating National Hand Washing Awareness Week. Regular hand washing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Hand washing is a win…

Exercise at any age is important. But for elderly people it is possibly even more important. Since conditions more common to the elderly impact mobility (Parkinson’s, heart disease, arthritis, etc.), mobility maintenance can really make a difference. A recent study was conducted by the University of Birmingham into the individuals who exercise at any age….

In this video, Line Dancing Maestra Allen presents the fourth episode in his Music & Motion 2019 series.  The idea behind this is to help as many seniors as possible to get moving.  As LDVALI says, “Movement is medicine for the body and soul!”

The second annual Senior Wellness Expo took place in San Bernadino a couple of months ago.  In conjunction with Anthem Blue Cross, the event was held at SBC Fair, was sponsored by Choice Medical Group. One of the issues raised at the event was senior malnutrition which is so serious that it has led to…

A programme created two years ago in Singapore  is now expanding due to its success and vitality for the elderly community.  HAPPY – Healthy Ageing Promotion Program for You – is a physical exercise regime that is aiding in seniors’ overall movement and motion as well as cognitive, memory and functionality-based issues. Two years ago…

A report from Science Daily has just confirmed what medical professionals have been saying for decades; the flu vaccine is essential for the elderly population.  According to this report, published three days ago by Science Daily the need is even greater for those elderly individuals who are in the ICU: “An influenza vaccine does not…

Over the summer – especially as the weather really begins to heat up – some elderly can feel concerned about venturing outdoors.  But with proper preparation (hydration, sun protection – including cream, hats and clothing), there should be no reason for one to isolate oneself during the summer months. Of course, it is advisable to…

The beginning of this month saw an unprecedented tackling by global policy makers of the burgeoning cost of the elderly along with depleting birthrates. Fittingly the meeting between G20 finance ministers was held in Japan, a country already encountering domestic issues from the increase in the elderly population and a decrease in the birthrate. Taro…

The hot weather can be oppressive for anyone.  But for certain demographics it can actually be dangerous.  In fact, a few years ago a study entitled Summer Temperature Variability and Long-Term Survival Among Elderly People with Chronic Disease, put out by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) found that:…

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