The Joys of Living to 100
A recent article in The Economist reported the fact that Americans are living longer, healthier lives than their grandparents. “By the early 2000s the state of health of American men aged 69, as reported by themselves, was as good as that of 60-year-olds in the 1970s; 70 really does seem to be the new 60.” That’s good news for people who want to live, work and enjoy life for many decades.
Five Ways to Make Your Brain More Resilient to the Early Signs of Dementia
Although dementia is a progressive disease that slowly deteriorates the brain, there are ways to make your brain more resilient to the early signs of the dementia. Just as our bodies age and we can help to keep it healthy by maintaining strong muscles and joints, the same is true of our brains.
Three Lifestyle Changes To Make in Your 30s to Curb the Onset of Dementia
If you are in your 30s your older years may seem light years away; it could be a crazy thought that the early signs of dementia may exist then. Yet, the way you live today can directly impact the health of your brain in decades ahead.
How Exercise Can Prevent Falls in Seniors
Exercise is good for overall health. It keeps the heart healthy, the joints lubricated and the muscles strong. It also helps to prevent seniors from falling which is the leading cause of hospitalizations and broken bones for seniors in the United States.
10 Early Symptoms of Dementia
Source: healthline Overview Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can occur due to a variety of possible diseases. Dementia …
Five Yoga Postures for Fall Prevention
The ancient practice of yoga is enormously beneficial for the body and the mind. It reduces stress and anxiety and improves the function of nearly every organ in the body. Yoga improves core strength, loosens the joints and builds muscle, helping to prevent falls in the elderly.
The Top Three Reasons For Falls and How to Prevent Them
Falls are very dangerous for seniors. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that most fractures among older adults are caused by falls and that they are the leading cause of hospitalizations. Preventing falls is one of the most important steps that can be taken to protect the health of seniors.
Can Computer Games Really Help Lessen the Onset of Alzheimer’s?
Trial after trial, researchers have failed to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, despite the lack of a cure, there is hope. Many research studies and clinical trials are providing information that will likely lead to a cure one day – and maybe it will come soon.
Three Things to Say to Your Aging Parents to Help Them Prevent Falls
As an adult child of an aging parent, it can seem that there is one difficult discussion after another. Some …
A Fresh New Recipe for Heart Health
May is National Mediterranean Diet Month and that means it’s time to make healthy fresh dishes. The Mayo Clinic calls the Mediterranean Diet a “heart-healthy” diet because the fresh vegetables and olive oil central to the diet are associated with a lower level of “bad” cholesterol that narrows arteries and contributes to heart disease.
How to Talk to an Aging Parent About Fall Prevention
There is no denying that falls are dangerous for seniors. Statistics prove that they are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors. Falls also pose the risk of significantly impacting a senior’s independence, causing hospitalizations and a reduced quality of life over the long-term.
Fall Prevention: The Top 3 Fall Hazards in the Home
Home can be a hazardous place for seniors. Everyday objects and decorative items can create fall hazards and pose dangers that seniors may not think about. Preventing falls is one of the most important things that you can do to protect the health of seniors.