Notes On Healthy Aging
Adults aged 65 and older are disproportionately affected with a higher prevalence of heart disease compared with younger age groups. In this blog post, we explore how nutrition affects heart health and share tips on how you can easily modify your diet to support cardiac wellness.
Helping our older loved ones conserve their autonomy while giving them the assistance they need can be a balancing act. In honor of National Senior Independence Month, here are our tips to help your loved ones maintain independent and fulfilling lifestyles into their golden years.
If you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, you may have heard of clinical trials. But what are they, and how do they work? In this post, we will explain the basics of clinical research trials, and why they are important for finding new treatments for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
Now that we’ve stepped into a brand-new year, it’s the perfect opportunity to enrich our lives through meaningful connections and friendships. For older adults, social bonds are not just pleasant company; they are an essential part of a fulfilling and healthy life. Numerous studies highlight the positive impact of social connections on mental and emotional well-being. With that in mind, a resolution to socialize more is certainly worth pursuing.
In the spirit of a healthy 2024, let’s explore some practical tips for building friendships within senior living communities.
A type of brain disorder, Alzheimer’s disease impacts more than 6 million Americans. Signs of the condition may start gradually, such as forgetting recent events or conversations. To aid in the early detection and intervention of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to separate facts from fiction.
Walking is often hailed as one of the best forms of exercise, especially for seniors. From weight management to disease prevention, walking offers a wide array of health benefits. Plus, it’s a low-impact activity that doesn’t exert excess strain on joints. Here are some of the major health benefits of walking that make it worth going the extra mile.
Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They can happen to anyone at any age, but those who are age 55 and older are particularly susceptible. Follow these tips to mitigate stroke risk.
As we age, our odds increase for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. While there are some risk factors outside of our control (like age and genetics), others are determined by our lifestyle choices. Here are some of the potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.
Nearly 93% of older adults want to age in place, based on a study by the U.S. News & World Report. “Aging in place” is defined as the ability to live in your own home safely, independently, and comfortably. People often want to stay in their current residence because it’s where they feel the most at ease.
Our kidneys are designed to help our body chemicals stay balanced. They regulate salt, potassium, and acid content. Waste and excess fluids are also removed from our bodies with help from the kidneys.
A healthy diet is one of the most powerful ways aging adults and their caregivers can help support kidney function. Proper nutrition is especially critical for those managing chronic kidney disease, which occurs when the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood like they should.
Follow these kidney diet tips to help support overall health.