Each year, one out of three Americans over the age of 65 will fall; it’s the leading cause of fatal injury among seniors and the most common non-fatal injury. A fall may not seem like a serious issue, but falls can have serious effects on seniors with weakened bones and immune systems. However, falls do not have to be an inevitable part of aging. Many falls are preventable, and seniors have the ability to reduce their risk. Preventing Falls The National Council on Aging recom
Receiving a massage helps achieve great health benefits and minimal risk. It comes with astonishing advantages that are typically unexpected from something so simple. Great research has shown that massages are even more practical and beneficial to seniors than previously understood.
Massage therapy for seniors has seemingly endless benefits. From relieving muscle tension in the body to alleviating pain, it's a great solution to age-linked conditions. Whether you suffer from
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that about 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or related forms of dementia. These conditions cause a range of symptoms from memory loss to confusion to agitation, and while the phenomenon is not well understood, these symptoms seem to get worse beginning at dusk and lasting through the night. This is known as “sundowning”. At Mitchell Hollingsworth, we specialize in memory care for seniors living with d
Pneumonia is a lung infection that can affect anyone at any age. It makes it difficult to breathe, but most individuals return to their healthy selves within a few weeks. In seniors, however, the infection can be more severe — even deadly — and can have lasting effects. In this post, we will explore some of the long-term effects that seniors may face after a battle with pneumonia. Pneumonia-Related Complications Reduced Cognitive Function In some studies, older adults who wer