Summer is a time for the outdoors. Picnics, barbecues, pools, vacations, and more await, but it can be easy to fall victim to heat-related health issues if you’re not careful. The good news is there are a few summer safety tips you can follow to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Exercising is a key piece of the puzzle for a healthy lifestyle, especially for seniors. But when summer comes around, it can be hard or even dangerous to exercise outdoors due to the intense heat. Of course, moving the workout indoors would be the an easy fix, but not everyone has access to a gym or exercise equipment in their home. Plus, being outside just generally feels better. Luckily, there are quite a few options for safely exercising outside, as long as you keep the risks in mind.
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As we age, many of us will start to experience subtle changes in our body. Most of us might not want to admit it, but these changes are part of the normal aging process and are nothing to be ashamed of. There are, however, some changes that are not part of the normal aging process. If you start to notice those changes, you may want to consider taking action to protect your health.
Injuries and surgeries are not things most older adults want to think about, but the unfortunate truth is that injuries can become more common as we age. Many seniors experience injuries like fractures from falls due to deteriorating bone health, or arthritis from normal wear and tear on the body. A hospital stay can repair the immediate damage, but what happens afterwards?
March is here, which means it’s National Nutrition Month! You’ve probably heard all about how proper nutrition can improve your quality of life and even help you live longer, but did you know it could also boost your memory?
Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia as a whole, can be scary. It can cause seniors to withdraw from family and friends, and can cause them to lose interest in activities they once loved. It can be hard to see your loved one go through these changes, but there are some things you may be able to do to help. Maintaining those waning interests and relationships may reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and may allow your loved one to live a better life.