Category: Senior Health

Recognize the Early Signs of Arthritis and Common Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Arthritis is a prevalent condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort and impacting daily life. In the United States, arthritis is a leading cause of work disability, affecting over 53.2 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It can happen for a number of reasons to adults at any age ― and the pain can be debilitating.
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Communication Tips: How to Discuss Health and Wellness with Aging Parents

Communication is crucial, particularly when it comes to elderly care. The health and wellness of our aging parents can be a challenging topic to discuss, but it’s essential for their physical and mental health. Here are some invaluable tips for discussing health and wellness with your aging parents.  Communication Tips for Discussing Health with Aging […]

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The Role of Nutrition in Aging Well

Growing older is a part of life, but did you know you can influence how well you age? One key factor in healthy aging is good nutrition. What you eat can impact not just your weight but also your energy levels, how your body works, and even how you feel. Let’s dive into this important […]

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Seniors and Sleep: Understanding Changing Sleep Patterns in Older Adults

Let’s take a moment to discuss something that affects us all as we age but can often seem like a mystery – our sleep. When we discuss seniors and sleep, we realize that our slumber habits can alter as we journey through life’s golden years. As we navigate this phase of life, understanding changing sleep […]

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The Benefits of Social Connection and Community Engagement for Seniors

As we navigate life, we recognize the importance of staying connected to others and engaging in our communities. The benefits of social connection and community engagement for seniors are remarkable, touching various aspects of our lives, from physical and mental health to overall happiness and a sense of belonging. Let’s explore these benefits and discover […]

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The Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise for Seniors

As we age, it’s normal for our bodies to slow down and for us to become less active. However, regular exercise and physical activity can have a huge impact on the health and well-being of seniors. From improving physical health to boosting mental health, the benefits of physical activity and exercise for seniors are many.  […]

Diabetes: The Silent Epidemic Affecting Seniors

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects a high number of seniors. If you are a senior, you may wonder, “What is diabetes? How do I know if I am at risk for diabetes, and how can I reduce that risk?” In this article, we will answer questions about senior diabetes and more.  What is […]

Heart Disease

Heart disease describes several conditions that affect the health and function of your heart. Another name for heart disease is cardiovascular disease, and it is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Let’s take a look at two of the most common types of cardiovascular disease.   Coronary Artery Disease  Coronary artery […]

Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) help your doctor determine what is causing your lung and respiratory problems. They are simple and can be performed in your doctor’s office. Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about pulmonary function testing.  What is PFT?  Pulmonary function testing includes diagnostic procedures that allow your […]

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High Blood Pressure

It is estimated that nearly one in three adults in the United States have high blood pressure, and many do not even know it. While high blood pressure is very common, it is a highly treatable condition with blood pressure medications and a healthy lifestyle. Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently […]

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