Given that millions of people over 65 fall and sustain an injury each year, what can we do to cut these numbers? The numbers are probably even higher seeing that only half actually tell their doctor. What makes this statistic even worse is the fact that it has been proven that once one falls, it…

As we age, it is common for multiple health issues, treatable with prescription drugs, to creep into our lives. Without even knowing it, many seniors suddenly find themselves on multiple doses of a wide array of medications. Research has shown, however, that taking a large variety of drugs can have harmful consequences. According to Health…

Researchers studying senior men and women in England discovered that “The more social groups the pensioners belonged to after they stopped working, the lower their risk of an early death.” The difference the scientists found was not trivial: the mortality rates were a factor of six less for retirees who participated in at least two…

Eating healthy food is a key ingredient to staying healthy as we age. It has been shown through countless scientific studies that what we eat contributes to a reduction in the incidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other numerous ailments. Below are some tips on how to make sure you get the…

February is heart healthy month. Heart disease is the “leading cause of death in America for both men and women,” but in so many instances this can be prevented. There are many simple steps the elderly can take to improve their health and enhance their overall quality of life, and with that, reduce their chances…

There is a long list of illnesses that can be affected by the food we eat. As we age and become more vulnerable to illness, good nutrition becomes even more important. Whether it is heart disease, vascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, memory loss, or osteoporosis, all of these can be positively affected by a…

One of the challenges that comes with aging is reduced social interaction. Many of the peer group die – or are dealing with major and chronic health issues – resulting in a decreasing circle of friends. This ends up being potentially bad for the mental well being of seniors. It is an issue that must…

It is important to realize – when caring for anyone in a different demographic than yourself (children, disabled, or the elderly, etc.) – that everyone has different nutritional needs. For example, some foods that may appear as a nutritional fail to a middle-aged woman facing potential diabetes, will be an important part of the diet…

According to a new study, people who believe that older people are slower, less ‘with-it’, and/or less happy, had a higher chance several decades later of developing changes in their brain which are connected to Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was a first-of-its-kind, linked illness to a psycho-social risk factor which is culturally based. “We…

Although it is true there is no way to stop time or end the natural process of aging, it is definitely possible to march into the future as healthy and strong individuals. In some cases, with the right exercise program, it is possible to reverse some of the effects of aging by maintaining healthy muscles…

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