Depression is not a normal part of aging. Yet depression is a widely underrecognized and undertreated medical illness. It’s just as important for an older person with symptoms of depression to seek treatment as it is for someone younger.
There are many reasons why older people may not get enough sleep at night. Being older doesn’t mean you have to be tired all the time. You can do many things to help you get a good night’s sleep. Here are some ideas:
Roughly a quarter of people age 65 or older suffer from depression. More than half of doctor’s visits by the elderly involve complaints of emotional distress. Twenty percent of suicides in this country are committed by seniors, with the highest success rate belonging to older, white men.
Do you really need to take that vitamin? Probably not. More and more data shows that healthy people don’t gain anything from popping vitamins and minerals, and supplements may even pose risks.
As we age, cold weather can be extremely dangerous. Plummeting temperatures can lead to, icy sidewalks, hypothermia and other serious injuries. If you have elderly neighbors, friends, or relatives, check in with them this winter and share these winter safety tips.
Seeing a doctor regularly is a vital investment for your health. Regular examinations catch problems early, when they are more treatable. This is particularly important for older adults, as susceptibility to illness increases with age.
We’ve known the benefits of staying healthy for a long time, however it’s not always easy. Start by incorporating these simple tips into your day and feel great for years to come!
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.