The connection between seniors and loneliness has been talked about for years, but recent studies on the subject have found that more than 40 percent of seniors experience loneliness on a regular basis and that loneliness and isolation are slowly becoming a public health crisis.
All this social distancing has motivated many of us to focus on how to tidy and organize our personal spaces. As we ease into summer, there are many things you can do to not only put order to your home and yard but make these places safer for you and your loved ones during this warm season.
No matter your age, it’s important to take care of your body and prevent illness. Here are ways seniors can stay healthy all year.
While physical isolation is essential to mitigate spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the painful irony is that it creates a potentially devastating problem (besides the economy): sustained sedentary behavior and excessive sitting for older adults under total lock down, especially in assisted living, memory care and retirement communities.
We know the fundamental rules of social distancing at this point: stay home as much as possible, keep 6 feet of distance from other people, and wash your hands frequently. But what specifically should older people be thinking about as the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop?
Do you know that many senior citizens are not able to eat a healthy diet, due to many reasons? The main cause of this is their busy schedule. They are usually not in the habit of eating healthily because they cannot afford to spend money on a healthy diet for themselves.
It is true that many senior citizens are more susceptible to illness because of their advanced age. Even though there are many seniors who maintain a healthy weight, some still experience illnesses and other health problems due to obesity. The following few tips are aimed at helping you achieve healthy aging for seniors.
People’s health in their 70s varies a lot. Some people are completely healthy while others have multiple illnesses. No matter what your condition, there is a lot you can do to improve your health, prevent illnesses and keep your brain sharp.
Staying active can keep you feeling and looking your best — at every stage of your life. An active lifestyle is especially important for senior health because regular exercise can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer, and it can also reduce pain associated with arthritis.
If you don’t know what happened with your older adult’s medical care in the past, it can be more difficult, time consuming, or expensive to get them the best care now and in the future.