If your aim is to be lively and robust in your 80s and 90s, you’ll need to learn some anti-aging secrets that focus on the mind, body and spirit. You are an integrated model — there are many aspects of a healthy life that rely on each other. Anecdotal information and science have both shown this to be true [Crush the spirit and the body will follow. Stimulate the mind and your mood will lighten. Exercise the body and your mind will be sharper] In many ways, these anti-aging tips are interdependent.
At some point, most of us will be concerned with caring for an aging relative or loved one. Caregiving is stressful! Studies indicate that caregivers report trouble in finding time for themselves, have difficulty managing emotional and physical stress, and trouble balancing work and family responsibilities. In addition, caregivers need help in keeping safe the person they care for; help talking with doctors and making end-of-life decisions. The stress of caregiving has a physical effect, as well. Caregivers have chronic conditions at nearly twice the rate of non-caregivers.
It’s important for seniors to be aware of ways to prevent dehydration, recognize its signs, and treat it promptly. The physical changes associated with aging expose older adults in particular to risks of dehydration. The danger is that they may not know about their dehydration, which could lead to more serious consequences.
Did you know that nearly 25% of nursing home admissions may be due to a senior’s inability to self-manage prescription medications at home? Additionally, nearly 60% of all seniors make some kind of error when taking their medications, sometimes with potentially serious consequences. The average senior takes seven medications daily. Read More »
One in three seniors over the age of 65 falls each year, and this number increases to one in two by the age of 80. Fall-related injuries can often lead to hospitalization and even premature death; moreover, seniors who fall often face significant declines in mobility and independence. The good news is that falls are preventable.