There are at least five million Americans living with age-related dementias. And as Americans live longer, one out of every 10 men who live past age 55 and one out of every six women living past 55 will develop dementia.
Being a caretaker to a family member can be extremely stressful, especially if you have other responsibilities such as working full-time or caring for your own children. It can often feel as though you don't have enough time in the day to properly care for your loved one.
Have you been walking around in a t-shirt while your elderly parents are sat under a blanket? It's not just a comfort thing, older people are much more likely to feel the cold than those younger.
Winter is an exciting time, full of holiday meals, time with family, and all sorts of cheer. But it can also represent a dangerous time for senior citizens. Hypothermia is a very real danger as temperatures drop, and icy conditions can increase the risk of falls.
Did you know that the 2017-2018 flu season was the longest in the past decade? During this time, 42,303 Americans tested positive for the flu. Seniors have an increased risk of contracting the flu or a cold.
Staying active is important for a healthy lifestyle, even for seniors that are aging. Seniors with mobility shouldn't get discouraged about maintaining good health, but instead, they should find new and exciting ways to exercise.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), older adults should increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables by one to two servings daily. This is to help cut their cardiovascular risk by 30%.
According to the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, about 43.5 million people cared for a loved one during a 12 month period. More than 82% cared for one adult and 15% cared for 2 adults.