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 +

Tips For Staying Fit as You Grow Older

Even though you may work hard to maintain good health in your youth you may still encounter some unpredictable complications when it comes to your health later in life. This is why it’s so important to prioritize and invest in a healthy lifestyle so you’re better equipped when you encounter these things. There are many ways of doing this (e.g. healthy recipes, daily movement) but even making a small commitment will make a big difference in your health. Learn to Listen to Your Body By Read More +

Healthy Habits For Seniors

There are many different aspects to consider whenever you’re looking at senior health needs. Not only will you need to see your doctor to have a physical, but you’ll also need to have routine dental check-ups and maintain your prescriptions throughout it all. This is why many caregivers also suffer from health issues while taking care of their loved one. Nevertheless, it’s still important for you to take steps to understand what’s needed to help them maintain their health, especially if they have serious health Read More +

It’s Time To Do Something About Your Hearing Loss

There are approximately 48 million people within the United States who are living with some form of hearing loss. Unfortunately, many people are embarrassed about it or concerned about how much hearing aids may cost so they try to ignore that it’s happening. This can be quite dangerous in several ways. Your Hearing Aid Should Feel as Natural as Your Reading Glasses You probably already own some reading glasses that you aren’t embarrassed to wear. Presbyopia (age-related loss of eyesight) is the visual version of Read More +

Heat Safety Tips For Seniors

Seniors (people over the age of 65) tend to be more sensitive to heat than younger people are. One of the biggest reasons for this is that they’re more prone to having a chronic illness which affects how their body responds to the heat. Even the prescription medications that are prescribed for these illnesses will have an impact. Of course, this is only one of the reasons why you’ll want to pay attention to these tips for seniors. Important Tips for Seniors in Warm Weather Read More +

How Swimming Affects Your Hearing

Whether you enjoy swimming in a pool or in the ocean it could be jeopardizing your hearing if you aren’t careful. Although swimming doesn’t cause hearing loss it can cause a condition known as otitis externa (a.ka. swimmer’s ear) that’ll affect your hearing later in your life if improperly managed. How Swimming Affects Your Ears Swimmer’s ear occurs when your ears are exposed to a type of bacteria that’s commonly found in natural bodies of water. It can also happen if you swim in an Read More +

Surprising Reasons Seniors Are Experiencing Back Pain

For seniors whose back starts to hurt on a regular basis should know they’re not alone. In fact, about 6 million older adults in the United States are living with chronic back pain. Gbolahan Okubadejo, M.D., an orthopedic spine surgeon says this is because as we age we lose fluid in our discs which causes them to collapse making us feel stiff. Of course, lifestyle habits increase the likelihood of this happening. Some of these culprits are quite surprising. Uninterrupted Sitting Although seniors probably know Read More +

Tips For Staying Healthy This Summer

There’s been a “mega heatwave” in the western areas of the United States (e.g. Arizona, California, Utah, Wyoming) recently. This has caused planes to be grounded, people to stay indoors, and a rise in health-related illnesses such as dehydration. Unfortunately, the older you get the less you realize how hot it is because your body isn’t as hydrated so it doesn’t sweat as much. Nevertheless, people over 65 make up 36% of heat-related deaths because heat is more of a threat to them. This is Read More +