Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly

28 06, 2019

During July – Heat Awareness Matters

By | 2019-06-28T13:54:26+00:00 June 28th, 2019|

Due to the heat, July can be a particularly difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Here are some things to consider: • Drinks lots of cool water even when you’re not thirsty. You can dilute water with [...]

1 06, 2019

Men’s Health Month

By | 2019-06-01T16:28:27+00:00 June 1st, 2019|

June is Men's Health Awareness Month So, why should we celebrate Men’s Health Month in June? After all, what makes men any different than women when it comes to paying attention to their health? For starters, many men largely ignore their health – and those that see their physician are often pushed by a [...]

27 03, 2019

Creating Awareness About Alcoholism

By | 2019-06-01T16:24:28+00:00 March 27th, 2019|

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. How serious a problem is alcoholism in the U.S.? Consider the following: An estimated 6.8 percent of adults engaged in heavy drinking in the past month. About 16.6 million adults in the U.S. have [...]

28 02, 2019

Sleep Is Important At Any Age

By | 2019-02-28T13:58:12+00:00 February 28th, 2019|

How Is Your Sleep? Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your overall health and your mood at any age. However, it can be particularly important in older adults. With National Sleep Awareness Week this month, now is a particularly good time to discuss your sleep (or lack thereof). Sleep problems in older adults [...]

2 01, 2019

Why Seniors Need To Exercise

By | 2019-01-02T16:43:44+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|

There is no better time to exercise than when you’re older. Although many older people know the importance of physical fitness, it is estimated that about 85 percent fail to exercise on a regular basis.  They don’t do it for the same reason younger people don’t exercise – it’s too hard, it’s too boring, or [...]

2 01, 2019

January is a Perfect Time for Resolutions

By | 2019-01-02T15:48:22+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|

Regardless of your age, January is a great time for New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time to turn the page, to start over, to take a “mulligan” for all the things that weren’t done the right way in the past. The problem is that while resolutions are all well and good, the odds are overwhelming [...]

29 11, 2018

A Formula for Reducing Falls

By | 2018-11-29T12:35:30+00:00 November 29th, 2018|

Not noticing a small patch of ice as he carried groceries on the way to his car, the 82-year-old man slipped and fell, shattering his pelvis. Forgetting that she had left her shoes in the darkened room, the 6-year-old woman tripped and fell over them, smashing her head on a table. According to the Centers [...]

28 09, 2018

October is Healthy Lung Month

By | 2018-10-29T17:43:19+00:00 September 28th, 2018|

October is Healthy Lung Month, a good time to pay attention to those symptoms that could be the first signs of lung disease, including COPD, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer. Knowing the early warning signs can help you receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life threatening. If you experience any of the [...]

28 09, 2018

Living With Alzheimer’s

By | 2018-10-29T17:43:12+00:00 September 28th, 2018|

Alzheimer’s patients often cover up so well that even adult children or siblings may see a totally different side when they visit or call. Yet, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, can be an all-consuming 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week challenge. Anna first began to notice when her husband, Peter, began to show some difficulty recalling words. [...]

30 08, 2018

Pain Awareness For Seniors

By | 2018-08-30T17:00:52+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

With September being Pain Awareness Month, now is a good time to discuss a problem that affects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease, and is sometimes the disease itself. Some conditions may have pain and associated [...]