How To Help Fight Elderly Loneliness

We live in an age where we communicate with friends and family through texts or a few clicks of a mouse. Even with all of the communication technology advances, research indicates that, as a society, we are lonelier than we have ever been. It’s important to address that perhaps no other age group feels this sting of loneliness more than the elderly. As our loved ones grow older, mobility issues, life changes, and health issues can all contribute to social isolation, which can cause loneliness. Their social circles seem to shrink as the years go by, and hearing and vision loss can make it so difficult to communicate that it doesn’t seem worth the effort. Loneliness is though to act on the bod

Protecting Your Privacy On Social Media

The use of social media can be very beneficial to senior citizens who understand how to use it. In today’s busy world, it’s the best and easiest way to stay connected to loved ones and long lost friends. Although learning something new can often be challenging, some benefits of social media use in seniors include improved cognitive abilities, decreased feelings of loneliness and the obvious, a source of entertainment. However, social media can also be very dangerous without even realizing. It’s important to learn how to keep yourself safe while still having fun. Here are some tips for seniors to help keep your privacy protected. [if !supportLists]Ø [endif]Turn Off Your Mobile Device’s Loc

Social Media and the Internet for the Elderly

The use of social media can be very beneficial to senior citizens who understand how to use it. In today’s busy world, it’s the best and easiest way to stay connected to loved ones and long lost friends. Although learning something new can often be challenging, some benefits of social media use in seniors include improved cognitive abilities, decreased feelings of loneliness, education, and the obvious, a source of entertainment. Here are just a few social media benefits for the elderly we have discovered: Improved Cognitive Abilities Learning a new skill can be challenging intellectually, so it’s no surprise that social media and the internet is actually improving the health of seniors. Res

Arthritis Relief Tips

Arthritis is a group of painful and degenerative conditions marked by inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness and pain. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, gets worse with age and is caused by wear and tear over the years. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking the joints as if they were foreign tissues. Because of this, rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease. Doctors traditionally treat arthritis with anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers. However, some medications cause side effects, and a natural approach to pain relief is becoming more popular. Remember to consult your doctor before trying these natural remedies.

Healthy Aging Part 2

The second half of your life can bring some of your most rewarding decades. You may be more confident than your younger self. You gain wisdom and patience. There are several things everyone can do to try and stay as healthy as possible as they age. Follow our tips below to help you flourish in your golden years: Connect with your spiritual self. Pray or meditate daily. Research shows that people who meditate and/or pray, or have a spiritual practice also have positive brain changes. Connecting with your spiritual self can be as simple as starting your day with affirmations of gratitude or working in your garden. Practice prevention. Many accidents, illnesses, and common geriatric health care

Healthy Aging Part 1

The second half of your life can bring some of your most rewarding decades. You may be more confident than your younger self. You gain wisdom and patience. There are several things everyone can do to try and stay as healthy as possible as they age. Follow our tips below to help you flourish in your golden years: Maintain a healthy diet. The majority of adults in the US consume more than double the recommended daily allowance of sodium, which can lead to hypertension and cardiovascular disease; most of this high sodium intake comes from pre-packaged foods and restaurants. Enjoy foods that are low sodium, high fiber, and low fat. Eat nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole-grai

Weight Management in the Elder Population

Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is associated with many comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, and hypertension. Being overweight can limit your mobility, leading to falls or strains in everyday life and it may even lead to a decline in self-esteem. Obesity is also associated with decreased life span and mortality. Obesity is the excess accumulation of body fat. The BMI, or, weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters, correlates fairly well with body fat stores and is generally used to classify medical risk. The BMI can classify some older people as overweight (BMI 30.0–34.9 kg/m2) or obese (BMI ≥ 35.0 kg/m2) wh

The Obesity Paradox in the Elder Population

Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is associated with many comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, and hypertension. Being even moderately overweight can limit your mobility, leading to falls or strains in everyday life and it may even lead to a decline in self-esteem. Obesity is also associated with decreased life span and mortality. However, there is also evidence that mild obesity in this elder age group is associated with a lower, not higher, risk of death- a finding termed the obesity paradox. Obesity is the excess accumulation of body fat. The BMI, or, weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters, correlates fa

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