Tips on Healthy Eating as You Age

Tips on Healthy Eating as You Age

A healthy diet is as important during your twilight years as it is when you’re young. But if you’re like most of the aging population, you can’t eat like you once could. Your appetite might be less robust and your metabolism has probably slowed down some, which means that you’re more likely to gain weight even if you’ve maintained the same diet for years. Additionally, good senior care must focus on a healthy diet to support certain aging-related conditions and risks, especially the health of the heart, lungs, joints and bones. Making a few small adjustments to your diet will help

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Convenient Health Resource for Seniors

Senior couple sitting together using touch screen computer

Being a solo senior aging at home, and like many patients, I don't have quick access to a physician. Yes, I could call the doctor's office and schedule a visit but as it stands today, appointments take at least a month to get in. Not so good if you just want a follow up visit. And if I have a non-emergency question or simply want a second opinion about a health care matter, I always relied on the web for answers. However, the web never served up results that addressed my specific concerns, nor can it answer my question like

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What to do if Depression Returns

Lonely senior woman

If you have lived through depression, it is normal to worry about symptoms returning. When you are wondering what to do if your depression comes back, know that there is help available. When Do Symptoms Return? Depression, anxiety, worrying and fear are experienced differently by different people. For some people, they can go through a difficult period and then recover. For others, there are relapses, periods where they feel fine—good, even—and then periods where symptoms return. There are times in life that are sad or upsetting. We all have days when we feel down and it is important to recognize

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Understand How Leptin Affects us As We Age

Safe Food Storage For Seniors

As we age, the importance of improvements to our diet cannot be underestimated. In many ways it becomes more imperative to watch what we eat and take care of ourselves, especially if you’re managing a long term health condition or illness. What we eat, and put into our bodies directly affects how we function on a day to day basis, and making a few subtle changes to our eating regime can offer a whole host of benefits from increased energy to better sleep at night. Understand How Leptin Affects us As We Age The Importance of Fats  Many of us may

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How Exercise Helps your Body and Brain

How Exercise Helps your Body and Brain

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAMLfcat1aw[/embed] It has long been known that exercise benefits the brain through improved vascular health, but scientists are beginning to discover that the benefits could be much more far-reaching. Watch Richard London, MD, Silverado Oak Village Medical Director, explain how exercise may be far more beneficial than previously believed. How Exercise Helps your Body and Brain Recent studies show an association between higher levels of physical activity and a slowing in cognitive decline and dementia onset. In some cases, an increase in the volume of the hippocampus (where Alzheimer's starts) was observed. Based on this research, Silverado has made physical exercise a pillar of the

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Is 40, 50, 60+ Too Old to Start Yoga?

If you see pictures in magazines, then you would think that yoga is only for young, flexible, mainly women who can do very advanced poses. However that is far from the reality. I teach yoga to over 50’s. When I explain what I do, I am often told: “I am too old to start yoga.” I ask why and they say I could never do those “pretzel poses”. I rather like that description of very difficult poses done to show off someone’s skill. Is 40, 50, 60+ Too Old to Start Yoga? The majority of people in yoga classes are over

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How To Prevent Agitation In Dementia Patients

10 Tips to Reduce Caregiving Stress

  Statistically speaking, dementia risk is something that everyone should consider when a loved one is getting older. For adults over the age of 71, the amount of incidence is roughly 13.9%, rising to 37.4% for people above 90. One of the most common side effects of dementia in older patients is agitation. In some cases, this can be represented by just simple restlessness, in others, it can progress to combativeness that may make caring for them difficult. Here are some key points where it comes to understanding and mitigating this condition. The Facts Behind Dementia Patients and Agitation Part

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Emergency Disaster Tips for Seniors

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Since peak hurricane season extends from mid-August to the end of October, FEMA suggests older adults stay prepared by having emergency plans in place. Weather patterns have become increasingly unpredictable, and the hurricane season has just launched, so if you live in a high risk area, here's what you need to do. Create a support network of family, friends, neighbors, community or faith-based organizations, human service providers and others who can help before and after an emergency or disaster. Discuss your needs with the trusted support network before a catastrophe occurs, since they bring loss of power, cell phone service

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How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

Pet therapy is one of the long used treatments for taking control over a range of health problems, depression and mood disorders particularly. But just how effective could it be to renew your health? Mental health challenges, namely Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), end of life trauma, and Alzheimer’s disease have been proven to be coped with using pet therapy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also marked the use of animals to reduce the feeling of loneliness, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy Pet therapy can be given in another form, which is called animal-assisted

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