Sleep Essential to Senior Health

                Aging can have an impact on sleep patterns, causing people to get sleepier earlier, sleep fewer hours, or sleep more lightly than they once did. Sometimes older men and women can experience significant disturbances in their sleep cycles. This can be very detrimental to their mental and … Continue reading Sleep Essential to Senior Health

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Obesity and Senior Health

Obesity can increase significantly after the age of 65. Obesity puts seniors at risk, as it elevates their risk of heart disease, stroke, and other illnesses. Senior care providers can help mitigate the risk by encouraging healthier habits. Obesity rates among all ages have climbed in recent years, and the elderly are no exception. According … Continue reading Obesity and Senior Health

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Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect a large segment of the elderly population, making providing care for them challenging for family members. Many families are turning to home care services to help shoulder the burden of dementia care; home care services are cost effective and can be a lifeline for families struggling to care for elderly … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

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Healthy Aging Strategies

While we can’t stop growing old, we can work to minimize age-related declines in health. Eating right, exercising, and staying intellectually active can help us enjoy good health and mental condition well into old age. Senior care professionals can work with seniors in home care and assisted living facilities to develop plans for healthy living. … Continue reading Healthy Aging Strategies

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Knowing the Risk Factors of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect millions of American seniors. For some seniors, these conditions slowly develop over time, while in others they appear to have a rapid onset. Knowing the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and dementia can help senior care givers get their charges diagnosed and treated early, improving their long term quality of life. … Continue reading Knowing the Risk Factors of Alzheimer’s

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