Fall is here, and it brings crisp air, colorful leaves, and pumpkin spiced everything. But it can also mean an increased risk of falls for seniors. Falls are a common issue many seniors face, and usually, a fall isn’t as simple as it seems. There can be many underlying factors that lead a senior to fall, from balance issues to unseen hazards.
Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be a long and emotional journey. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. But dementia and Alzheimer’s aren’t simple diseases. There are many different parts to them, and understanding those parts, or stages, can be beneficial when caring for a loved one. It can also help you decide when the best time to seek professional help will be.
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Technology use among seniors is continuously on the rise. According to an updated poll by the Pew Research Center, adults over the age of 65 are more digitally connected than ever before. And some groups of seniors are even as connected as their under-65 counterparts. However, even with the growing tech-savvy senior population, it can be difficult to know what technology is most useful or beneficial for seniors. The following technologies can improve a senior’s life in many ways, from connecting with family to helping with cognitive function.
As we age, many of us tend not to think about what would happen if we were suddenly injured. Unfortunately, the truth is that injuries can become more common as we age. Aside from the injury itself, it can be scary to think about how it would affect our lives afterwards. A hospital will be able to repair the immediate damage from an injury, but what comes after that?
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.