Senior Living Care Blog

Alcohol Use Disorders In Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Alcohol use disorders are somewhat common among adults and older adults. According to Experimental Gerontology, alcohol use disorders affect one to three percent of elderly subjects. Moreover, seniors who aren’t necessarily alcoholics can still deal with alcohol-related issues. In fact, just because someone doesn’t have a alcohol use disorder doesn’t meant hey struggle with alcohol in some way or another. According to the New York Times, ten percent of seniors binge drink.

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What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Vision problems, such as age-related macular degeneration, are common issues that affect many older adults. Learning more about these type of vision issues can help you prevent them and identify them when they occur.

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Senior Sleep Deprivation

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

It is not uncommon for seniors to deal with sleep-related disorders, including sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and sleep deprivation. These are normal issues for older adults to deal with. Learning more about these types of problems will help you recognize the behavior in yourself or your loved one and get treatment if needed to improve your quality of life.

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How To Help Seniors Who Have Chronic Pain

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Chronic pain is a common issue in later life and is actually one of the most common conditions encountered by healthcare professions among older patients. Pain is associated with a number of different issues including reduced mobility, lack of activity, depression, falls, anxiety, isolation, and more.

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Essential Nutrients For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for seniors that the body needs in order to develop and function properly. Getting your daily recommendation of nutrients will help the body function as it is supposed to and help you stay healthy as you age.

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How Cancer Affects Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Aging can bring about a number of different issues related to health; one common problem that can be overlooked is cancer. Many don’t realize that cancer is a disease of old age. In fact, according to one study, about 60 percent of cancers occur in people aged 65 and older. Furthermore, 70 percent of cancer deaths occur in this age group as well.

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Common Age-Related problems And Diseases

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

 

As we age, it becomes more likely that we will be affected by a number of different age-related problems and illnesses. Some of the most common age-related issues that seniors may face include hearing and vision loss, immune system decline, cognitive decline, and more.

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Common Reasons For Senior Hospitalization

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

There are millions of hospitalizations of seniors each year, in fact, they generally account for one-third of all hospitalizations in the United States. While some of these may be minor injuries, a lot of them can be serious chronic illnesses or ailments that may even be life-threatening.

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Preventing Eyesight Loss In Seniors

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

 

It’s no surprise that as we age our eyesight loss begins to start. There are a number of age-related changes that can affect your eyesight and some changes may be more serious than others. Seniors can deal with a number of common eye problems such as presbyopia and cataracts that can impact a person’s eyesight.

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Preventing Senior Falls

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to injuries and health problems; preventing senior falls is a top priority as falls are one of the top issues facing seniors. Falls are a common problem among older adults, in fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in four older adults fall each year. And, as the older population continues to grow each year, the problem will only become more significant.

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