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How Much Should Seniors Sleep?

Dec 29, 2018 by Travis M. Smith

It’s when we are sleeping that our bodies regenerate cells and clean our blood by circulating it through the liver. The need for sleep is as basic as that for water and food. Many people think it’s okay to go without sleep—to ‘power through’ the day anyway. But doctors warn that, just because you’ve gone without enough sleep for a big part of your adult life, doesn’t mean it won’t impact you as you get older. Read Article

Spotting Signs of Arthritis

Dec 28, 2018 by Travis M. Smith

Over time as we age, many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies. Sometimes their hands, knees or shoulders get sore and are hard to move and may become swollen. They may experience inflammation, redness, heat, pain, and swelling of the tissue lining their joints. In all likelihood these people have arthritis. Read Article

Coping with a Senior Loved One's Difficulties

Dec 26, 2018 by Jazzmin Gomez

As a child or loved one of an aging adult, it is difficult to watch someone slowly forget even the simplest things. Coping with that change can be tough. Here are some helpful tips to help the coping process go a bit more smoothly. Read Article

Seniors Need Family Support

Dec 24, 2018 by Travis M. Smith

The greatest gifts parents give children is nurturing and caring for them as they grow into adults. In doing so, parents teach children to establish healthy relationships within the family unit and beyond, helping children grow into happy, well-adjusted and successful adults. As life comes full circle, children often have the opportunity to return this gift by caring for their parents as they reach their senior years. Read Article

The Link Between Healthy Diet and Healthy Eyes

Dec 23, 2018 by Travis M. Smith

It’s common knowledge that eating the right foods helps to keep you healthy at any age. But did you know that eating certain specific healthful foods can actually help promote good eyesight and protect vision even among seniors? Read Article

Hospital to Home: Post-Pneumonia Care

Dec 19, 2018 by Travis M. Smith

Release from the hospital may be a relief but does not indicate the senior has fully recovered. Pneumonia is particularly taxing on the body, resulting in a feeling of tiredness. It may take a while for the senior to regain strength and feel good again. Read Article

Overcoming Depression

Dec 18, 2018 by Travis M. Smith

Depression can be daunting, embarrassing, and not easy to discuss. But when properly diagnosed and treated, depression can often be successfully managed and even overcome depending on individual circumstances. Read Article

Weight Struggles in Senior Adults

Dec 17, 2018 by Travis M. Smith

When it comes to weight and maintaining one’s health, we’ve heard it countless times—eat less and exercise more. But most of the specific information we hear is aimed at younger adults. While the basics of managing weight still apply to senior adults, they tend to gain weight for different reasons and in different ways. And, because many chronic illnesses develop in old age, it can be especially important to avoid being overweight—and especially obese—as we approach the senior years. Read Article

Making the Most of the Holiday Season

Dec 14, 2018 by Travis M. Smith

When it’s time to celebrate the holidays, we think of the music, the lights, good food and the company of friends and family. But the holidays can also mean stress. It feels like there is too much to do and not enough time, and too much to buy and not enough money. But by planning ahead, being realistic and setting a budget before we make a list of people to buy for, we can eliminate much of the stress brought on by the holidays. Read Article

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