What you Should Know About the Flu Shot

It’s that time of the year again when we start hearing all about how and why we should get our annual flu shots. Unfortunately, there are many people who are afraid to get these shots today. Typically, such fears are based on myths, half-truths, and fictitious ideas that they’ve either heard or read. Once these things are addressed and you understand why it’s a good idea to get your shot, hopefully you’ll be ready to make an appointment to do so. Getting Sick Because of Read More +

Why Good Dental Health Care is so Important for the Elderly

As we grow older, we tend to let things slide, but senior dental health shouldn’t be one of them since it affects your entire body. Instead, seniors need someone to either remind or help them prioritize their oral health. Otherwise we commonly encounter issues like dry mouth and periodontal disease. There are several reasons why we should take these issues just as seriously as we take caring for seniors’ hearts. Heart Disease Research shows there’s a connection between gum and heart diseases. Taking care of Read More +

Why High Blood Pressure May Not Be Bad In The Elderly

High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) is defined as a systolic pressure (the first number in a blood pressure reading) of 140 mm Hg or greater and a diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg or more. There’s been a recent study done suggesting that developing this as a senior (between the ages of 80 and 90-years-old) will help protect a person from dementia while also reducing frailty and disability. This is different from what studies have suggested about people who develop high blood pressure in their Read More +

Tips for Seniors who Want to Build Muscles

As we age, our bodies change. One process we undergo is known as sarcopenia. It can start as early as age 30 and cause a 5% loss of muscle mass each decade. Unfortunately, even the most physically fit individuals aren’t immune to its effects. Symptoms of Sarcopenia There are many things you should watch for here, including: Your body can’t convert protein into energy as well as it could in the past You’re less physically active because you feel weak or lack stamina – something Read More +

How and Why to Find Hearing Aids Near Me

Locating a hearing aid office near you can be such a helpful resource. If you’re experiencing hearing loss and are considering hearing aids, having someone local to you who can answer all your questions and help you adjust to wearing your new devices is imperative. Do I need a local hearing aid company if I am a new hearing aid customer? If you are a first time hearing aid patient you will want to experience the personal touch that comes with meeting a professional hearing Read More +

Boost Your Health by Getting More Vitamin D

Vitamin D (a.k.a. the “sunshine vitamin”) is an essential nutrient for your overall health and wellness. Not only does it help your body absorb calcium, but this leads to many other health benefits (e.g. improving the function of your bones, brain, cardiovascular and immune systems, intestines, muscles and pancreas). The Benefits of More Vitamin D The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) says it’s proven to fight against many conditions and disease, including: Autoimmune diseases Cancer Depression Falls and fractures Heart disease Influenza Type-2 diabetes Read More +

Exercises That Help Seniors Enjoy a Better Tomorrow

Exercising is an important part of senior living because it helps you reduce stress from things like your changing physical health conditions and how they’re making you more dependent on the people around you. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do when it comes to senior moving that will help you get the exercise you need without ever leaving your home. Of course, before you start any exercise regimen you’ll want to make sure you speak with your doctor first. This is important Read More +

Simple Senior Fall Prevention Tips

Senior fall prevention is an important topic because as you age, your health and the medications you take make you prone to more falls. This is why falls are one of the leading causes of injuries among older adults. Fear of falling doesn’t have to rule your life since there are some things you can do to easily prevent them. Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment Talk to your doctor about things like: Prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements may increase your risk of falling. Your doctor Read More +

Tips to Help you Sleep Better in Your Golden Years

As you grow older you’ll probably notice yourself having difficulty falling and staying asleep. Although common, this isn’t normal nor is it a consequence of aging. Instead senior sleep issues are typically linked to lifestyle and environmental factors. This is important to pay attention to because it can gravely impact the rest of your health and life. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you sleep better. Creating the “Perfect” Bedroom Environment Most people don’t think about their bedroom environment’s effect on Read More +

What we Know About Aging Well

Aging well means you must understand what you should do to stay healthy so you can live a longer, healthier life. While how long you live largely depends on your genetics, there are some changes you can make in your lifestyle behaviors that will help you as well. Understanding them and making a few changes can be very beneficial. Eating a Plant-Based Diet It’s interesting to note that some of the people who have lived the longest have adopted the Mediterranean diet. This is something Read More +