Winter can make it more challenging to stick with your fitness goals. Not only does the cold, snowy weather make many people less inclined to leave the comforts of home to exercise, it may also be hazardous to do so. Icy parking lots and slippery sidewalks can present fall risks, especially for seniors.
The topic of isolation and how it impacts older adults has garnered a great deal of research over the past decade. From studies conducted at the National Institute on Aging at NIH to a special report created by the Administration for Community Living and the Administration on Aging, science repeatedly demonstrates the dangers of being socially isolated as you grow older.
The cold winds of winter can do more than make your teeth chatter. It can also be tough on the skin, especially if you are an older adult. Seniors are already prone to aging-related skin issues, such as Eczema craquelé and Seborrheic dermatitis. Both can leave skin itchy and irritated.
Most of us look forward to the day we can retire and spend our days pursuing favorite pastimes. While having the freedom to follow your dreams is nice, it isn’t always enough. Some seniors find themselves struggling to settle into a healthy, productive lifestyle.
The hustle and bustle of holiday festivities make for a joyous season. From the carols that play on the radio to the decorations that adorn your home, it’s a magical time to build lasting memories with family and friends. Once the festivities are over, however, the days can seem long and lonely. When combined with winter weather, the impact may be even more challenging.
Arthritis is more than just a minor health issue. For the more than 50 million people who live with it, the disease can be painful and even debilitating. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Management says that the pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis limits one in twenty adults ability to work for pay.
As we head into the holiday season, you may be wondering what gift to buy for a senior in your life. Whether your loved one lives in a private home or an assisted living community, finding the perfect present for someone who seems to have everything isn’t easy.
Older adults are at higher risk for vision problems than their younger counterparts. From a detached retina to glaucoma, some age-related vision changes might be unavoidable. Others, however, may be prevented or delayed with good nutrition.