Senior’s Age-Related Changes Increase the Risk of Falling

Senior’s Age-Related Changes Increase the Risk of Falling

As we age, our bodies change. These gradual changes add up to increased fall risk for older adults.
After tripping or stumbling, a younger adult can rely on strong muscles and sharp reflexes to quickly regain balance or heal quickly from injury. But an older adult has a weaker body response and is far more likely to fall and have lasting damage – even if they’re already using a walker or cane.

The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

Every brain changes with age and many seniors fear the unknown that can come from cognitive decline over time. We begin to experience lapses in memory, or “senior moments” as they are commonly referred. Not remembering why you entered a room, misplacing your keys, or forgetting a plan you made with a friend are examples of the normal memory loss many older adults may encounter in their later years.

Habits to Help You Live Longer

There are a number of things you can resolve to do in order to “slow down” your biological clock and live longer, whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, all the way to your 60s, 70s, and beyond. In fact, research has shown it’s never too late to start healthy habits. But what about the things you might stop doing …

Wellness Check-up Schedule for Seniors

When our children are young, we can find dozens of resources suggesting the best vaccination schedule. Those early years seem to be filled with countless trips to the pediatrician. But as we age—or if you’re caring for an aging loved one—it may be more difficult to know exactly when to have certain check-ups, tests, or vaccines. Senior Healthcare Team put …

Preparing for Your Spouse’s Retirement

Retirement changes the dynamics of our relationships. This is especially true in marriage. On the last day that people leave work permanently, aware of it or not, they lose one of the most obvious ways in which they gauge their place in society. Additionally, they are faced with the choice of what to do with the rest of their life. …

The Differences Between Happy and Unhappy Retirees

Learn why some people are happily retired and others are miserable. Some retirees are happy, while others are downright miserable. According to financial planners, what separates the happy retirees from the unhappy ones comes down to getting a few things right in pre-retirement planning. Financial advisors say happily retired clients are financially stable and have properly thought out and planned …

Staying Active Later in Life

It’s really important to exercise and stay physically active as you get older. Exercise can lower your risk of developing a variety of health conditions, including heart disease and dementia. It can also help to reduce your risk of falls. No matter what your age or health condition, there are plenty of ways to add more physical movement to your …