Senior Living Care Blog

How To Sleep Better As You Age

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Apr 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Getting to sleep better as you age is important for living a healthy and happy life. And insomnia is a problem that many suffer from and can impede your physical and psychological abilities and can lead to irritability and lack of motivation or energy. One aspect that needs to be considered when discussing healthy sleep cycles is age. As we age, it becomes more likely that we will deal with sleep problems.

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Quitting Smoking For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Quitting smoking, and tobacco use in general, is difficult, but following through with it can lead to major health benefits and may even prevail an early death. Cigarettes and tobacco kill more Americans each year than drugs, alcohol, firearms, motor vehicles, and HIV combined. Over 480,000 Americans die each year from the drug. That’s more than eight times the number of Americans killed during the Vietnam War. The drug is one the leading causes of preventable death in the world.

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Dealing With Senior Flatulence

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Senior flatulence can be more of an issue than people realize. For caregivers, senior flatulence can actually be an occupational hazard. While one can always ignore the smell or pretend you didn’t hear the noise, there is always the possibility that flatulence can indicate a more serious bowel movement or digestive problem.

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Tips for Preventing and Healing Bedsores

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or ulcers, is a skin condition that it most often experienced by seniors with mobility problems.The reason they affect people with low mobility issues is because they are caused by spending a long time in a single position, causing unrelieved pressure on a single body part.

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What is Edema: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

As we age, we become more and more likely to be affected by a number of health problems. For example, aging increases the risk of dementia, falls, arthritis, and more. Along with those serious problems, there is also symptoms from underlying diseases that can prove to be an issue. For example, edema is a body tissue problem that many

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What Is Atherosclerosis?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 5, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Atherosclerosis is a chronic condition that can occur in individuals over 60. Atherosclerosis occurs through the hardening and narrowing of the arteries, which slowly blocks arteries and puts blood flow at risk. As is the case for putting blood flow at risk, this condition has been linked to the cause of heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease.

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How Alcohol Affects Older Individuals

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 40 percent of adults over the age of 65 drink alcohol. Older individuals can experience a variety of problems from drinking alcohol that they may not have felt earlier in their life, especially if they have other health problems or are taking medication.

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5 Tell Tale Signs Of Alcoholism In Your Senior

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

It is a sad truth that millions of people will become addicted to alcohol over the course of their lifetime. Many of these individuals may be seniors who have suffered from years of the disease or who have only recently begun drinking heavily.

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States and about 3 to 6 percent of the world population. The condition most prominently affects women, about 75 to 90 percent of the people who are dealing with fibromyalgia are women. The diagnosis for the problem is normally made between the ages for 20 and 50, however, the incidence rises with age. In fact, about 8 percent of adults age 80 and older meet the definition for fibromyalgia.

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4 Health Problems That Can Become Serious When You're Older

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to a study from Consumer Reports, there are four common health problems that may not can cause major problems when we get older. For example, issues like the flu, heartburn, mood changes, and fall are all issues that may not seem particularly bad when we are younger, however, as we age, the problems can grow become much more problematic.

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