Monthly Archives: September 2019

New Guidelines To Help Seniors Prevent Fractures

Seniors who reside in a long-term care home are two to four times more likely to sustain a fracture than adults who are of a similar age but live in their own residence within the community. Such fractures impede upon a person’s quality of life by making them immobile and may also result in early death. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to determine which frail seniors are at risk because seniors health may already be fair to poor, consisting of multiple conditions (e.g. dementia, poor kidney function, ability to swallow) that hinder their risk assessment. Tips for Preventing Fractures in Seniors When you’re concerned about this important seniors health issue, there are some tips you should heed. These include: Make sure seniors receive enough calcium and Vitamin D. Supplements are a great way to do this. According to Osteoporosis Canada seniors need Read More +

Don’t Be Held Back By Your Hearing Loss

There are times in life when you must risk going outside of your normal routine so you can enrich your life, learn something new, or develop new skills. This can be both exciting and scary, especially when you must also cope with hearing loss. Theodore Roosevelt once said that there’s nothing in the world that’s worth having or doing unless it requires some effort, pain, or difficulty on your behalf. By continually telling yourself this, you can overcome any challenge! Tips to Help Hearing is oftentimes a “two-way street” in that the people you are talking to need to be mindful to speak loud and clear enough for you to successfully understand them. When in restaurants, church or movies, be sure to sit in a place that is conducive for better hearing. Seating placement does matter, try to find a Read More +

How You Can Be A Super-Ager

As we grow older it becomes increasingly more difficult for us to find older role models. However, in the past couple of years medical science has identified a group that we should all be aspiring to join. They’ve called these people super-ager seniors because while they’re in their seventies and eighties their mental and physical capabilities are decades younger than other folks who are their same age. Two Types of Super-Agers Seniors who are interested in becoming a super-ager must first understand that there are two different groups. This is important because there are differences between them. These groups include: • Cognitive: Seniors in this group embrace new mental challenges that help preserve their brain tissue and encourage their brain to function. This is something Dr. Bradford Dickerson, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital studied. In doing so he discovered Read More +

5 Ways for Women to Build Immunity After Turning 50

To build a strong immune system doctors recommend that you maintain a moderately active lifestyle. This is especially true when discussing senior health. After the age of 50 any physical activity that you do consistently throughout the week (e.g. walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, weight training) will help get rid of the excess toxins that build up in your body. Tips for Starting a new Routine Before you start a new exercise routine you should talk to your doctor to make sure you’re healthy enough to handle it. If so, your goal should be to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day or 150 minutes per week. This will help boost your immunity. To ensure that you meet your goals here you may want to keep a journal or use an app to track how you’re doing. If Read More +