Hearing Loss And Allergy Season: What A Nightmare

Allergy season is oftentimes accompanied by a stuffy nose, watery eyes, hearing loss, and itchiness. When all this starts, you can also expect to be able to hear less since you’ll be existing in a “fog.” At the very least, sounds will be muffled as your ears pop more than usual in an attempt to get rid of the increased pressure in your head. When you move your head, you can feel the fluid moving around – to the point you may even grow dizzy. Read More +

How Hearing Loss And High Blood Pressure Are Connected

High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) is one of the main reasons why about 70 million American adults (one in three) suffer from heart disease and stroke today. This information comes to us from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who also believe that many American adults are also living with prehypertension (elevated blood pressure). While this is different from hypertension, blood pressure levels are still above “normal.” Defining Blood Pressure Blood pressure measures the force of blood as it bangs against the walls of Read More +

Smoking and Hearing Loss – There’s a Dangerous Link Here!

If you smoke, there is a higher chance that you’ll eventually find yourself wearing hearing aids. That’s because there’s a well-established link between smoking and hearing loss. Additionally, even exposure to smoking (e.g. secondhand or in utero) can negatively impact the health of your hearing. What Research Says on the Matter This is something that’s backed by studies like the one done by Reuters News that discovered smokers are 60% more likely than non-smokers to develop high-frequency hearing loss. Older studies have also found similar Read More +

Growing Older While Maintaining Good Health

As you grow older your health needs begin to change. The one thing that remains the same is that if you live a healthy lifestyle, you’ll be able to improve your life, avoid developing diseases, prolong your life, and be much happier overall. It’s not as difficult as you might imagine either. Increase the Amount of Natural Foods you Eat Unfortunately, many people eat a lot of processed foods that are full of things like sugar, salt, unhealthy fats, and lots of calories. These aren’t Read More +

Retirement and Moving Tips for Seniors

Seniors moving is commonplace because of downsizing. However, what you may not realize right now is that there are some special considerations you must make before undertaking your move. This is important because getting around and having everything you need close by is a critical consideration when it comes to your quality of life. While this is your main concern, here are some other important considerations you should also think through prior to when seniors are moving. Deciding When it’s the Right Time to Move Read More +

The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

Exercising for seniors is important because it improves their health and reduces any feelings of stress they may be experiencing due to their changing physical condition which brings about an increased dependence on other people. Simple movement will help homebound seniors get the exercise they need without ever leaving home. Of course, before seniors start an exercise regime they should talk to their doctor. Once their doctor approves, there are some simple ways they can stay fit and active though. Types of Exercise There are 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 +

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 +

The Effects of Depression

Depression is defined as “feelings of severe despondency and dejection” that can last for a prolonged period. While it’s sometimes difficult to diagnose, you should know that it isn’t uncommon in seniors. In fact, it’s a serious issue that we shouldn’t take lightly. Understanding the Common Symptoms of Depression Some people mistake the symptoms as a fleeting emotion that will soon pass. However, if you notice any of these symptoms lasting for a prolonged period, you should get your loved one help immediately: Difficulty concentrating Read More +