One of the biggest dangers of aging is a loss of mobility and strength. In fact, a 2013 study published in the Journal Clinical Interventions In Aging, found that strength and muscle mass decrease by between 30-50% as people go from the ages of 30 to 80. What’s more, people lose muscle at a rate of about 12-15% per decade after the age of 50.
For seniors, one of the biggest dangers in daily life is simple: falling.
While falling may sound like it’s no big deal, it can be disastrous or even deadly for seniors.
Today, 1 out of every four seniors falls at least once a year, but few tell their doctors or loved ones.
For most people, knowing when it’s time to think about hiring home care for an aging parent is a painful thought. In most cases, our parents age slowly, going from the joyful, attentive caregivers we’ve enjoyed all our lives to distracted, forgetful people we don’t fully understand.
Maybe you’ve noticed that your mom has begun to tell you the same stories over and over again,
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S.
Right now, more than 15 million U.S. residents have their identities stolen each year, with losses exceeding a total of $50 billion annually.
While it’s true that identity theft can (And does) affect anyone, seniors are at increased risk.
People have varying impressions of old age.
Some people believe that getting older is a beautiful thing and that it offers the perfect opportunity for people to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones. Some people, however, believe that aging is frightening and that people who are getting older lose their freedom and well-being in the process.
So you want to improve your health. What’s your first step? Maybe you get a gym membership or start power walking around the mall on rainy days. Maybe you purchase a few helpful diet books and start trying to incorporate more leafy greens into your meals. Maybe you take up yoga or tai chi. Those are all great efforts,
Memory loss: it’s one of the things people fear the most about aging. While memory loss comes in a variety of shapes and forms, many people imagine themselves unable to remember a loved one’s phone number or forgetting special days.
While these things are a reality for some seniors, memory loss doesn’t have to be an essential component of aging.
Bring joy and hapiness to yourself and those less fortunate by volunteering this holiday season
The holidays are a time of giving, and most people find that they feel better about themselves and the world around them when they volunteer to help at local, national, or global organizations.
The reason for this is simple: the world is a hard place,
Let’s face it: nobody wants to get old. Unfortunately, it’s tough to avoid.
While aging is inevitable, it’s easy to develop a series of healthy habits that can help fight the signs of aging and make your golden years healthier, happier, and more exciting than they’ve ever been.
Read on to learn more.
When you have an elderly loved one coping with depression, knowing how to help can be difficult. Thanks to a complex mix of factors, older people are at an increased risk of depression, and seniors whose family members understand how to adequately address the problem will fare better than their unsupported counterparts. Because of this,