Older People May Suffer From Depression Due To Hearing Loss

Researchers at the University of Manchester took a longitudinal analysis of nearly 75,000 participants between the ages of 50 – 89. This was a part of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) that took place between 2002 – 2017. In this study, they have discovered that hearing loss and depression are interconnected in the elderly. This is especially true for those seniors who are a part of the lower socioeconomic groups. These people are twice as likely to become depressed as those who are Read More +

How To Keep Seniors Stay Safe Throughout Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in Florida runs from June 1 – November 30. During this time seniors need to watch the weather forecast and be prepared to take steps to keep themselves safe. Preparing for a Storm in Hurricane Season Seniors are more vulnerable to the risks that are associated with hurricane season. There are some things you can do to help them stay safe. This starts with knowing if they’re in a “hurricane evacuation zone” and will need to be evacuated. It’s also important to help Read More +

Becoming Accustomed to Your New Hearing Aids

When you first get hearing aids you may be a little overwhelmed by all of the new sounds around you.  This is because you’ve been deprived of sound for a while then all of the sudden you’re able to hear again. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you become acclimated to these new sounds. Embarking on the Journey Towards Hearing Aids A person will typically live with hearing loss for several years before considering hearing aids. In fact, Consumer Reports surveyed Read More +

The Link Between Hearing Loss And Heart Health

Many men and women die each year from heart disease. What many people don’t know is that it’s also linked to hearing loss. However, when your cardiovascular system is healthy, your auditory system will also be healthy. Understanding the Link Between Your Heart and Your Hearing The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that heart disease kills about 610,000 people a year in the United States alone. This is about one American every minute and it’s especially prevalent among women. Heart disease is typically linked Read More +

Best Sports For Older Women

Inactive, older women pay a high price for not engaging in age-friendly sports. Nevertheless, most seniors still spend around 10 hours either sitting or lying down. This type of a sedentary lifestyle makes them more prone to things like heart disease, obesity, falling, and dying early. However, sports can not only help older women prevent these things from happening but also empower them and help clear their minds. With this in mind here are some of the best sports you can engage in. Swimming The Read More +

Seniors With A Life Purpose Tend To Live Longer

A recent study that was published in JAMA Network Open concluded that seniors who believe there’s a purpose to their life are much less likely to die from heart, circulatory, or digestive diseases. Instead, they’ll actually live longer lives. What the Latest Research Says In this recent study 7,000 people over the age of 50 were followed for over a decade. In doing so, researchers discovered that those who felt like their lives didn’t have a purpose were likely to die sooner than those who Read More +

Why a Head Cold is Horrible for Anyone with Hearing Loss

Everyone hates being sick with a head cold. Your eyes are watering, your nose is running and feels stuffed up, and you feel terrible. Your ears and throat feel like they’re on fire and you don’t have much energy. If you currently suffer from hearing loss and wear hearing aids, the added inconvenience of a head cold can be a concern. Why You Lose Your Hearing When You Have a Head Cold Fluid can sometimes build up in your middle ear when you have a Read More +

The Importance of Eating Healthy

The bodies of senior women tend to work against them so it’s no longer a good idea to diet. If you fall within this age group, the best thing for you to do is to focus on healthy eating so you don’t experience mood swings and quickly start gaining weight. This is because your body can no longer use food’s calories as productively as it once did, your enzyme function is depressed, and you’re not as equipped to fight diseases or have your hormones function Read More +

What Older Women Gain From Fitness

Older women can reap some great benefits from exercising, including building muscle, gaining strength, and increasing both their stamina and their flexibility. This will also allow you to overcome things that most people commonly associate with aging like atrophy and concerns with bone density. Of course, you’ll need the correct plan, including some focus on your nutrition, for this to work. You’ll also need to approach this plan with a positive attitude. Considering we’re living in an age of instant gratification, maintaining this type of Read More +

What Sleep is Like for Seniors

Throughout the various stages of our lives we face different challenges when it comes to sleeping. Oftentimes, sleeping grows quite complicated when you’re a middle-aged adult. This is because your hormones that affect your sleep and your circadian rhythm starts changing. You’re also more likely to suffer from health issues that affect your sleep, such as chronic stress. What Sleep is Like When You’re in Your 60s While it seems unfair that when your life starts to become more sleep friendly your ability to sleep Read More +