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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that encompasses several progressive lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In 2018, nearly 15.7 million Americans were living with COPD, but there are millions more who have gone undiagnosed. It commonly affects individuals aged 65 and older and can negatively impact quality of … Continue reading What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?→
With aging, the immune system naturally weakens, putting seniors at increased risk of illness and infection. In addition, many seniors also have other health conditions that can make them more susceptible. Whether in the hospital, an assisted living facility, out in the community, or at home, there are steps that older adults can take to … Continue reading Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors→
Nothing beats the comforts of home, so it is not surprising that an AARP survey revealed that approximately 90% of American seniors wish to stay in their own home for as long as possible. Aging in place offers a wealth of benefits, such as: Familiarity: Seniors are intimately familiar with the layout and organization of … Continue reading Independence Among Seniors→
Experiencing occasional aches and pains is a normal part of aging, but discomfort usually resolves relatively quickly. You may be sore for a day or two but then get back to your regular activities. When pain lingers for three months or more, it may be considered chronic pain. Chronic pain can disrupt seniors’ lives and … Continue reading Managing Pain with Aging→
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while a lot of attention is given to the importance of early detection and women getting mammograms beginning at age 40, there is less emphasis on older adults. In reality, this population is at increased risk and should continue to be vigilant about breast health. According to the … Continue reading Breast Cancer and Seniors: What You Need to Know→
Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t have to slow you down. With proper care and a healthy lifestyle, seniors can make the most of every stage of their life. September is Healthy Aging Month and a wonderful time to reflect on what is going well, and where there are opportunities for improvement. There are many … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Health→
Fresh air and sunshine can be rejuvenating for the body and mind, but seniors should take caution when spending time outdoors, especially during hot days. High temperatures can increase risk of health problems such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. However, with proper precautions in place, aging adults can enjoy time outside with family and … Continue reading Summer Safety Tips for Spending Time Outdoors→
Many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. It is comfortable and familiar. It is filled with memories. They may have already paid off their mortgage. But as they get older, living alone can become more challenging and unsafe. Sometimes families recognize these issues first but are hesitant to … Continue reading Making In-Home Care More Affordable→
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What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that encompasses several progressive lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In 2018, nearly 15.7 million Americans were living...