Managing Your Arthritis this Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United States. It affects about one in four adults overall. That’s over 54 million men and women. While arthritis is a degenerative condition, there are simple ways to manage your symptoms. Make sure to talk with your health care provider before you try any of these recommendations. Manage your weight Your weight can have a big impact on arthritis symptoms. Extra weight puts more pressure on your joints, especially...

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Stroke Awareness Month: Steps to Prevent Having a Stroke

According to the CDC, every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke and as we age, the more susceptible we are to having one. Family history plays a significant role as well. While we can’t reverse the clock or change our family’s health history, there are some steps you can take to prevent a stroke.  Lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is a huge factor, doubling or even quadrupling your stroke risk if it is...

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Maintaining Good Bone Health

Many people over the age of 65 have bone and joint health problems that cause inflammation, pain and deformities in their hips, knees, fingers and other areas. As aging bones weaken and joints stiffen, many seniors simply stop participating in activities like they used to. But when a senior is aging in place, leading a sedentary lifestyle can quickly place their freedom and independence at risk.  May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month and fortunately, there are several reliable ways to...

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Staying On Top of Your Mental Health

Spring is finally here, which means it is time for fresh starts. Whether that be spring cleaning or planning outdoor activities, one especially important thing is checking in on your mental health—especially this year with the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over have a mental health disorder. Mental health has an impact on physical fitness and vice versa. For example, older adults with physical health conditions such as heart disease...

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Ways to Improve High Blood Pressure in Seniors

According to the CDC, about 108 million adults in the United States are affected by high blood pressure. This number is staggering and only 1 in 4 have this issue under control. It is crucial to keep your blood pressure under control as high blood pressure can cause damage to blood vessels.  While there is no immediate quick fix, below are some ways that will help lower your blood pressure: Regularly monitor blood pressure. Keeping track of your older adult’s...

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Keeping Seniors Hydrated

Water is crucial to living a happy and healthy life, but for seniors staying hydrated can often be easier said than done. Dehydration can cause health issues, cause flare ups of existing ones and can even result in medications not working properly. To get seniors motivated to increase their fluid intake, below are some suggestions on how to do so: Start the conversation. A simple way to increase fluids is to talk to your loved one about it. They might...

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Taking the First Step: Diabetes Care Management and Prevention

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. In an effort to combat rising cases, especially with Type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association created Alert Day, encouraging Americans to make simple lifestyle changes in order to manage their diabetes or prevent a diagnosis all together.  Below are some simple lifestyle changes you can make: Eliminate sugary and fatty foods. Eating healthy and high fiber foods will help you maintain a healthy weight...

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Tips for Eye Health in Seniors

As we age, our eyes naturally deteriorate and our vision becomes less effective if we do not take the proper steps to maintain it. Thanks to research and technology, there are several opportunities to keep your sight maintained.  Below are some 20/20 tips to keep your vision in shape: Schedule regular visits. Develop a consistent schedule with an eye doctor, so any problems will be detected before they become irreversible or chronic. Seniors should also make sure to visit an...

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter

Elderly Care - Checking Your Parent’s Winter Clothing

Keeping active is important all year, but when the temperatures drop and snow starts falling, it can be hard for anyone to do so. Especially seniors. While it may be difficult to go outside and move every day, there are a variety of ways to keep your loved one active and moving during the winter months: Indoor exercises. Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body and performing even a minimal amount of daily physical movement can even help...

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Heart Healthy Tips

February is American Heart Month and focusing on good heart health has never been more important, since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Below are simple ways you can take to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Know Your Risks. Properly understanding the potential risks of heart disease can help you make the right decisions for your health. Talk to your health care provider about setting and reaching goals for heart...

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