Aquatic exercise is beneficial for people of all ages, and is particularly good for older adults because exercising in water has little impact on the joints. In water, the weight of the body can be reduced by up to 90% depending on the water’s depth, which makes swimming and other water types ideal for those with age-related hip, knee or shoulder issues or arthritis. Of course, the benefits of exercising in the pool extend beyond being good for our joints.… Read More
What helps seniors strengthen their bones, improve circulation, improve mood and may even reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s? Hint: It’s not a prescription drug and it doesn’t cost a dime. If you guessed walking, you’d be right. Even a casual stroll reaps a myriad of health benefits for seniors, and because it is easy on the joints and able to be done almost everywhere, it’s an ideal exercise option for almost everyone.… Read More
Age related dementia is associated with a decline in mental ability that interferes with everyday life. The most common type of age related dementia is Alzheimer’s, which accounts for as many as 80% of age related dementia cases. It may be more than just a case of absentmindedness that worries you that you or your loved one may have, the list we’ve provided could help you determine if it’s time to call the doctor.
Getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis can be challenging for some older adults. Lower melatonin levels, anxiety about aging, medications, and age-related health conditions like sleep apnea can cause seniors to have difficulties sleeping. In fact, according to a National Sleep Foundation study, 44% of older adults will experience insomnia at least a few nights a week or more. … Read More
Winter nutrition may be overlooked, yet is vital. The colder months can pose challenges for older adults when it comes to healthy eating when cold weather and dangerous snowy roads can mean less trips to the grocery store for fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s easy to get our required daily dose of fresh produce in the summer when delicious tomatoes and peaches are in season, but it’s equally important to meet goals for winter nutrition.