Unfortunately, hearing loss can’t be reversed, but you can boost your hearing with special aids or treatments. Hearing loss due to aging is common and it’s believed that heredity and a constant dose of loud noises are also causes. Blockages, cause by earwax can cause a certain amount of hearing loss that prevents you from hearing sounds. Ear infections and bone growth or tumors that affect the middle or outer ear can also cause hearing loss. Read more
As we age, we may experience some problems that affect the body and mind, including a change in our sensory perceptions. Our sense of smell may affect how we eat, enjoy food and drink and also affect the type of nutrients we put in our bodies. Depending on how severe the loss of smell is, it could actually be dangerous if it means we don’t smell hazardous chemicals, gas leaks and smoke. Read more
As you age, dental care becomes more and more valuable to your overall health. Many senior citizens experience dental problems, but it’s good to know that these problems can be reduced and improved by a few simple techniques. Basically, changes take place in your mouth as you age — gums soften and the muscles in your mouth become weak. Saliva production is reduced as is the ability to chew your food. Read more
As you age, food choices become important daily decisions that may affect the quality of the rest of your life. Seniors need fewer calories, and everything you eat should be based on weight gain and the nutrients that can maintain or boost your immune system and keep you healthy. Too much added weight and not enough vitamins and minerals can cause untold health problems. Read more
There are many reasons that senior citizens should exercise on a regular basis, but the main one is that it helps to increase your overall health and ward off life-threatening diseases – especially those associated with aging. Simply put – exercising helps us age more gracefully. Read more
One of the most important things you can do for your overall health is to keep your blood pressure (hypertension) under control. 140/90 should be the goal for a healthy person’s blood pressure reading, and lower if you have a medical condition such as diabetes or kidney disease. Changing your lifestyle is critical if you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure. If that doesn’t work, your health care provider can prescribe medication to keep it under control. Read more
Healthy aging does not only relate to being physically fit, it also comprises of a sense of purpose and passion for life. As we age, we undergo numerous kinds of major life altering events, such as physical changes, deaths of the people you love the most, loss of job, etc. Read more
As you grow old chances are that you may have numerous conditions. Two of the worst are Alzheimer and Osteoporosis. First let me tell you what Alzheimer is and how to prevent it?
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease related to your age. As you grow old it slowly destroys the memory of a person and thinking skills. Even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks cannot be done. Alzheimer’s is the most frequent cause of dementia, a loss of cognitive functioning and behavioral skill so brutally that it hampers with a person’s every day life and activities. So how can you prevent it? Well here are some ways in which you can; Read more
As we age, we start to notice a number of alterations in our capability to remember things such as an appointment with the doctor, going into a room and not remembering why, and forgetting the name of someone during a conversation etc.
Memory lapses may happen at any phase of our life however we are more likely to get more concerned as we age because we fear it may be an indication of loss of mental function. The actual fact is, memory loss in older individuals is not a normal aspect of aging; it is because of natural disorders, damage to the brain, or neurological disease, such as Alzheimer’s which is feared by most of the people. Read more
There are many things to consider when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. They are not all immediate actions, but ones that need to be considered such as living options, financial and legal matters and the type of care and medical options available with the health insurance they have. Who will cover the transportation, care and feeding of the patient? Read more