On average, women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. As women age, their likelihood of developing breast cancer also increases. There is no absolute way to prevent breast cancer. However, there are steps that may lessen your risk and aid in early detection.
As people age, they may need more and more assistance to do things that gave them no trouble at all in their younger days. This increasing reliance on others can cause helplessness or self-doubt for some older adults. As caregivers, we have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the seniors we assist.
Our bodies undergo a number of changes as we get older. One of the most significant changes is the loss of muscle mass – a condition known as sarcopenia. When unaddressed, this condition can have serious consequences for older adults including increased risk of falls, reduced mobility, and decreased quality of life. In this blog post, we’ll explore what sarcopenia is, how it can impact senior health, and what you can do about it.
Now available at Miami Jewish Health, horticulture therapy is a therapeutic practice that involves using plants and gardening to improve physical health and mental well-being. Research has shown that horticulture therapy, also known as therapeutic gardening, can have numerous health benefits for older adults.