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 +

How Bifocals May Increase Your Risk Of Falling

Unfortunately, falls are an extremely common problem for seniors. Not only do they oftentimes result in significant injuries, but these injuries can greatly decrease a person’s quality of life and may even result in their death. Nevertheless, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says that one in four people over the age of 65 fall every year. This leads to many of them being admitted to the hospital with injuries costing around $67 billion per year for all involved. How to Reduce the Burden of 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 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 Read More +

Bad Habits That Harm Your Hearing

Your hearing health is important for you to pay attention to. While you may not realize it, there are some bad habits that are causing you to need hearing aids. Knowing what they are and breaking them will help you tremendously. Smoking or Vaping Research has shown that nicotine will restrict the blood flow to your ears. This has the potential to damage the delicate cells in your ears. The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of doing a lot of damage to Read More +

Getting Water Out Of Your Ears

It’s fun to play in the water, especially throughout the summer months. However, this fun can sometimes leave you with water that’s trapped in your ears. You’ll know when this happens because your ear canal will feel full and as if there’s water jostling around inside of it. Sometimes all you have to do to relieve this feeling is to tilt your head to the side. Unfortunately, when this doesn’t work you may develop otitis externa (an ear infection a.k.a. swimmer’s ear). Why Swimmer’s ear Read More +

How The Extreme Heat Affects The Elderly

With summer here and mini heat waves happening throughout most of the United States, it’s time to take a serious look at senior health. While the weather isn’t as hot as it could be yet, it’s still dangerous to the elderly. This is why it’s important to remember how to help them stay cool throughout the summer months and when to seek immediate emergency medical attention because they’ve grown overheated. Although they’re definitely not alone in dealing with this heat, it is more deadly for 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 +

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 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 +