The human body goes through many physical changes with age, but one change that isn’t discussed very much is sleep patterns. Older adults tend to have more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep than when they were younger, yet sleep is so important for a senior’s overall health and wellness.
In this article, we’re exploring the possible reasons for sleep problems in elderly adults and sleep issue warning signs to watch for in a loved one.
Obesity affects people at every age, from the very youngest of children to elderly adults who have celebrated 100 or more birthdays. But obesity in the elderly is an issue that needs to be discussed more frequently because of the potential diseases caused by obesity and how being overweight puts seniors at risk.
Here is some information about the dangers of obesity in the elderly, the importance of maintaining a healthy weight as you age, and how to prevent obesity-related health risks.
The foods that we eat play a significant role in how we feel every day, how much energy we have, and which health issues develop. But the human body’s nutrition needs change over time based on age, activity level, and the presence of chronic conditions. This article will describe foods that the elderly should avoid and answer the question of what do the elderly need in their diet. We’ll also highlight healthy health food alternatives to inform seniors and caregivers of what should elderly people eat on a regular basis.
Cycling has quickly become a form of daily transportation and recreation. Riding a bicycle is a great way to socialize with friends or family, enhance cardiovascular health, or to enjoy the outdoors. One of the most innovative developments in cycling is the handcycle. It was initially introduced two and half decades ago.
As a family member or caregiver of an elderly person, you want to help in any way possible. But what happens when a senior makes it very clear that he or she doesn’t want your help, even when the need is clearly there?
This article will address the issue of dealing with elderly parents who do not want to be cared for by a family member or in-home caregiver. We’ll offer helpful solutions for having compassionate conversations, setting boundaries,
Healthy living for seniors has become a more popular topic of conversation than ever before now that adults are living longer and society’s elderly population is increasing. Exercise for seniors and elderly nutrition are very important, but overall wellness goes far beyond these healthy precautions too. Here are 10 tips for senior health and wellness to keep in mind for yourself or for a loved one.
1. Embrace Exercise for Seniors
Exercise is essential for people of all ages,
If you spend a lot of time with an elderly loved one, it can be difficult to detect subtle changes in his or her behaviors and movements over time. But there are many early warning signs that suggest that a senior’s mobility is declining and that preventative measures should be taken sooner than later.
In this article, we highlight five signs of emerging mobility issues in older adults. With a better understanding of what these issues mean, family members and caregivers can be better prepared to care for their loved ones’ safety and wellbeing.
Research studies continue to prove the harmful effects of prolonged sitting, including increased risks of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and muscle degeneration. But what about individuals who aren’t able to stand up and exercise due to being in a wheelchair or mobility limitations? Fortunately, there are many different sitting exercises that can be done to keep the body active and the mind sharp.
Here are some chair fitness suggestions for arms, legs, and aerobics to stay healthy and in shape regardless of your mobility.
The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family members that live close by and far away. However, travel for elderly adults with mobility issues is very challenging, so you may need to adjust your holiday plans to accommodate their needs. For example, it may be helpful to provide airport assistance, a travel companion, or meet and assist service to take the stress out of holiday travel or visit their homes instead to utilize safety features that are already installed.
From a very early age, we are taught that dressing ourselves and is an important step towards independence and self-reliance. But seemingly simple tasks, like getting dressed in the morning, can pose huge challenges due to injuries, illnesses, and just getting older.
This is an overview of what adaptive clothing is, the disabled clothing options available today, and how adaptive clothing for elderly individuals can help maintain independence.