Practicing bathroom safety procedures are predictably worth the effort to reduce injuries and increase comfort. It may be the smallest room in your home, but it’s certainly not the safest. According the Centers for Disease Control, every year about 200,000 people visit emergency rooms due to injuries sustained in the bathroom. In fact, about 70% of injuries at home happen in the bathroom. … Read More
Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins we need for strong bones and teeth and can help protect us from a myriad of health conditions including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s. Yet, according to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), most people over 50 aren’t getting the recommended daily dose of this powerhouse nutrient.
Could you recognize anxiety separately from depression or signs of dementia? One of the greatest gifts of growing older is the emotional strength that comes with learning how to navigate life’s ups and downs. But although we may get wiser and less rattled by challenges as we age, it doesn’t make us immune to worry and fear. In fact, current medical research has shown that seniors are more likely to suffer from anxiety than depression or dementia.… Read More
Don’t Go it Alone: New Year’s Resolution for Seniors and Their Loved Ones Many of us make at least one New Year’s resolution every year with the best of intentions, only to forget all about it by February. If you’re tired of unsuccessful resolutions to get in better shape, learn a new skill or quit an old habit, maybe it’s time to enlist the help of a partner.… Read More
Some Seniors find themselves struggling with holiday weight gain. If you’re a senior trying to lose weight, two of your biggest challenges most of the year are likely a slower metabolism and declining muscle mass. However, when the fall and winter months arrive you may find yourself with another potential obstacle when it comes to keeping the extra pounds off: the temptations of the holiday season.… Read More