Are you getting enough sleep? Most people (even those who make an effort to eat well and exercise) may have difficulty answering this question. They may stop and think how much sleep is enough? Americans simply aren’t aware of how much sleep healthy individuals require.
How to Eat Healthy as an Aging Adult
I’ll spare you mediocre lines about Ponce de Leon or a Rod Stewart “Forever Young” reference. Eating right can’t keep us young forever, but the right vitamins and nutrients can mitigate common health problems in seniors. Dieting properly can reduce your risk for diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
Advice for Conquering This Winter’s Weather
New England is certainly no stranger to blizzards, ice storms, or just your every day snow and sleet. As scenic as those gifts from nature may seem to others, to a lot of folks it brings real problems—and dealing with those problems does not get any easier as we age.
5 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout as a Caregiver
The holiday season in the U.S. means time off, right? Maybe not. Maybe for you it just means holiday pay or another day at the office, but if you are fortunate enough to get time away from “The Man” this year, don’t make the mistake of equating days off into free time because that’s probably not the case.
Improve Your Quality of Life in 20 Minutes
Spending your days sitting around the house is not good for anyone. While superior genetics and youth may keep your body from disintegrating too quickly, seniors are not privy to those luxuries. As we age, the human body encounters certain difficulties. Science has proven that those who maintain an exercise regiment can counter some of those natural deficiencies.
What Every Caretaker Should Know About Strokes
As prevalent as strokes are in the United States, most folks don’t seem to know much about them. We know everyone isn’t a medical professional and that’s OK. You don’t have to have a high level of health literacy to learn these few things that could save someone’s life.
7 Signs Mom & Dad Need Extra Help
As children, we have a responsibility and desire to look after our parents once they are unable to be self-sufficient. Typically that begins with some occasional help around the house. At first it feels good to do something for them after all of the support and time that they have given you throughout your lifetime. From there it turns to more regular trips, having to manage your own affairs with that of your parents.
Alzheimer’s: What You Need to Know
Last week we discussed Alzheimer’s warning signs and what to do if you notice them in yourself or a loved one. This week we are going to talk about what it is like to be a newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s patient. Going to see a physician to address the possibility of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is not an easy thing, but it can provide a sense of relief.
How to Spot the Onset of Alzheimer’s
In 1983, late President Ronald Reagan designated the month of November for Alzheimer’s awareness. Around that time the number of Americans affected by this debilitating illness was 2 million. Today that number stands at 5.4 million. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and the 6th highest cause of death in the United States. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s are frequently mistaken for typical signs of aging in seniors as a majority of Alzheimer’s patients are over the age of 65.