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 +

The Effects of Caffeine and Noise on Your Hearing

Most Americans enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. Sometimes they’ll even find themselves drinking coffee all day long because they love it so much. If you’re like these folks you may not even know for sure how much coffee you drink each day because you’ll set it aside when you get busy, then when it gets cold, you’ll ignore it. Unfortunately, this is a bad habit to get into for several reasons, one of which being it can harm your hearing health. What Read More +

How You Can Sleep Better

While many people believe that women over 50 require less sleep and thus can stay up late and still wake up before everyone else, this simply isn’t true. This is confirmed by Dr. Daniel A. Barone, assistant neurology professor at Weill Cornell Medical School. However, he does go on to agree that our ability to stay asleep decreases as we age. The Truth About Sleep When someone requires 8 hours of sleep when they’re 30, they’ll still require that much sleep when they’re 70. Unfortunately, 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 +

Protecting Your Hearing From The Sound Of Music

Noise and music exposure often lead to hearing loss, which is unfortunate because it’s preventable. While these two things seem quite different, with one being better than the other, they both have a similar effect on your hearing. How Music Causes Hearing Loss Research has shown that there are two main contributing factors to music related hearing loss. This includes the volume or intensity of the music and how long you’re exposed to it. So, there isn’t anything wrong with going to a rock concert Read More +

How To Protect Your Hearing In Noisy Environments

It’s important to be knowledgeable about tips to protect your hearing so that you don’t needlessly suffer hearing loss and can enjoy a better quality of life overall. This is something that you should pay attention to everyday. Fortunately, these tips are easy enough to allow you to do so. Avoid Loud Environments Experiencing on the job hearing loss isn’t limited to those who are musicians or jackhammer operators. Of course, these two types of environments are well-known for causing hearing damage, but any loud Read More +

New Opn S Hearing Aids Being Introduced This Month

In March 2019 Oticon announced a new line of hearing aids known as the Opn S. They’re doing this to replace their original Opn line. This new line of Oticon hearing aids will include technology at three different levels and four different model types. What to Expect From the new Oticon Opn S Hearing Aids Over the years many customers have rated these hearing aids as top performers and there have been some impassioned claims made by Oticon about this new line so it will Read More +

The Resound Hearing Aid Now Features Siri Integration

Many of us are familiar with Siri – Apple’s virtual assistant who’s found in their iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and HomePod operating systems. Now it’s being found in a new location: The Resound hearing aid will be the first smart hearing aid to use AI and Siri together. This means that soon you’ll be able to say things like, “Hey Siri, stream iTunes through my hearing aid.” Of course, this is only one of the many things you’ll be able to do when your smart Read More +

How Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory in Seniors

Deep within the center of your brain there’s a small structure known as the hippocampus. Smaller than your little finger, it plays a vital role in learning and memory. Without it you’d only be able to remember old memories, not form new ones. Unfortunately, it does shrink as you age, which is why many seniors suffer from dementia. It doesn’t have to be this way though, there’s good news when you want to improve memory in senior citizens. Seeing What Research Says About Exercising There 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 +