Does your loved one look pale, have frequent spells of dizziness, and complains of fatigue all the time? It could be that they are anemic. Anemia is a pretty common condition among seniors and whose prevalence increases with age. According to studies, nearly 10% of seniors aged 65 and over are reported to be anemic … Read more Anemia in Seniors: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Bedsores sometimes referred to as pressure sores or pressure ulcers are wounds that develop when constant pressure or friction on one area of the body damages the skin. This constant pressure on an area of the skin tends to stop the normal flow of blood, so the cells die and the skin breaks down. The … Read more What One Needs to Know about Bed Sores?
Rheumatoid arthritis can simply be described as an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. In some people, the condition can damage a number of body systems, including the eyes, lungs, heart, skin and blood vessels. Because in some cases it can affect multiple other organs of the body, it is referred to … Read more The Causes And Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Population Resource Center estimates that the number of people aged 65 years and above by 2030 will be 1 in every 5 individuals. This makes it double the population of seniors compared to the previous 10 years and this is set to rise. These people need support not only from their immediate family and … Read more Government Programs for the Elderly in the US
According to reports by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy in the United States dropped to 78.7 years, a trend that had been witnessed the previous year. The average life expectancy as per the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which represents Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, UK, and France stood at … Read more How to Live Longer?
Did you know that nearly half of the senior population in the U.S is lonely? Well, yes, because of isolation. With their kids moving away in search of the dollar and then being kept busy all day every day, it’s very normal to stay for months without visiting their aging parents. And you honestly can’t … Read more Seniors and Pets
Oftentimes, the difference between how a senior envisions to spend his/her golden years and the reality is information. With the right information, one is equipped to plan well for the future ahead. As such, there is a wealth of information that one can take advantage of to make crucial decisions in their lives. However, in … Read more 15 Resources for Living Independently as a Senior
A study conducted by Penn State University, the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine revealed that 77% of grown-up children indicated that their aging parents were not cooperative when it came to taking advice or getting assistance with the challenges they faced. This led to caregivers feeling like … Read more How to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?
The National Institute of Health estimates that over 5 million people in the U.S are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. In a different study by the National Institute of Aging, Alzheimer’s has been confirmed to be the sixth most fatal illness in America with women being more susceptible to the disease compared to their male counterparts. … Read more How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Smartphones have only been around for just over two decades but the impact they have made is undeniable. This is evident from the number of people currently owning smartphones. As it stands, nearly 77 % of Americans are reported to be owners of smartphones making the smartphone the most quickly adopted consumer technology of all … Read more How a Smartphone Can Help You Live Independently at Home?