Senior Living Care Blog

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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The Risks of Senior Isolation

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

As we age, it becomes more and more likely that we may be living with less social interaction than when we were younger. Retiring, friends moving away, and health issues can all factor in to a decreased social agenda. Sometimes, spending less time with friends or family can lead to social isolation, a problem that can take a toll on your overall health. According to government information, older adults who describe themselves as lonely have a 59 percent greater risk for functional decline and a 45 percent greater risk of death.

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Dealing With a Stomach Bug For Older Adults

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

Taking care of the body and identifying health problems early becomes more important as we age, as these problems can lead to more serious health problems due to weakened immune system among older individuals. There are a number of health risks to be aware of including norovirus, the flu, food poisoning and more. If help is not sought out, these stomach problems can lead to serious health complications, and even death, for some.

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Celiac Disease in Older Adults

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

Celiac disease is a common problem, not only in young people, but in older individuals as well. According to the National Institutes of Health, the problem affects about one in every 141 Americans, although most don’t know that they have it. However, it should be noted that one-third of new patients diagnosed are over the age of 65. But, there is some evidence that this number may be increasing, one study says that the incidence of celiac disease in seniors aged 65 and older has increased from 4 percent to 19 percent to 34 percent.

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