3 Rolling Walkers You Need to Cover Every Situation

At Senior.com we are often asked, “Which rollator (rolling walker) is the best one to buy?”  That’s a complicated question because one rollator will not solve all mobility issues.   Just like young parents usually own multiple strollers for their kids for different circumstances, we would like to suggest you own these 3 products to prevent falls and give you the freedom you deserve. 4-Wheel Rollator with a Seat for Getting Out If you want to freely move in the community, a 4-wheel rollator with a seat is the best choice. You could select a standard rollator that will do the job

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Dennis Says: Sock It To Me

If it’s hard for you to bend down to put on your socks, then these tools may help. I try out several models of sock helpers with different technologies and with a range of prices. If yoga and stretching exercises can’t help, then maybe an affordable sock helper is the answer for you.  Check out which one is the best value for money. Click on the Video Below: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6n6K6eLUK4[/embed] You can purchase sock aids here at Senior.com!

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Tips to manage stress and anxiety

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If you're feeling anxious and stressed over the recent adversity and hard times, I feel you. Thousands of Americans are in the same boat. You are not alone. Whether you're worried about the unsettled economy, your job, or the "not so peaceful" protests, each of these are disturbing. If ignored, they can affect your mental and physical health. Stress can be a physical reaction to feeling confused and frustrated by a situation. It will affect your sleep, eating patterns, and emotional health. Over the years, I've discovered a few ways to help myself through troubling times. I'd like to share

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Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Alcohol and drug addiction is a growing problem for seniors, and it's extremely dangerous. As we get older, our metabolisms change, and it becomes more difficult to process things. This can lead to higher intoxication levels and health complications. Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors One of the biggest challenges with senior addiction is that its symptoms mimic those of many other conditions associated with aging, such as diabetes, dementia, and vertigo. There’s also a commonly-held belief that fuels the fires. Many people believe that addiction is a disease for the young; seniors have long since passed the age for addiction.

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Is walking bad for my knees?

Is walking bad for my knees?

We had a sweet woman in our clinic last week who asked us this question… Is walking bad for my knees? “Can walking be bad for my knees?” Is walking bad for my knees? She mentioned she’s started to experience knee pain a few years ago when walking down the stairs and thought nothing of it. Can walking be bad for my knees? She thought it was just something that would “wear off” in time. But, when she noticed the pain in her knees every time she went down the stairs, or walked up and down hills with her dog, she thought she

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Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults as a Caregiver If you provide care for an older family member, there’s a good chance you need to help them manage diabetes or their risk of becoming diabetic. More than 29 million Americans are diabetics, and another 86 million are at risk of developing diabetes due to high blood sugar. Diabetes is especially common in older adults – more than a quarter of American seniors are currently managing diabetes. Managing Diabetes in Older Adults The good news for caregivers is that by educating yourself on diabetes, you can play an active role in managing your

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Is Alcohol Good or Bad for Your Bones?

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So you enjoy a glass of wine or two with dinner, the occasional cold beer with friends, or a fancy cocktail at social gatherings...  But have you ever wondered how alcohol might affect your bone health?  After all, research shows that once you hit age 40, you lose about 1% of your bone density a year. This is especially concerning for women who are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis — a condition where bones become weak and prone to fracture.  Does this mean you have to give up your glass of wine with dinner? Well, it depends on whether

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Losing Sleep? “Pink Noise” Might Be the Answer

Losing Sleep? “Pink Noise” Might Be the Answer

Poor sleep habits are a common problem among elderly adults. Up to 40% of older Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder, which include trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, and a range of related problems. Research has shown that sleeping quality worsens as we age, and many older adults pay the price, faced with daily fatigue and an increased risk of health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and memory problems. Losing Sleep? “Pink Noise” Might Be the Answer Medical professionals recommend a range of strategies to seniors who struggle with sleep disorders, including reduced caffeine

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The Body-Mind Connection

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The body-mind connection is powerful. How you think can affect how feel physically. And how your body feels can impact your thoughts and emotions. Do you have thoughts that are making you feel bad about yourself? Both physically and emotionally? Leave your negative thoughts and concerns with personal counselor Kendall and get on with a happier and healthier life. Thoughts Impact Overall Health There are ways for your brain to boost your overall health. One of these is natural pain reducers, endorphins, which can help to trigger positive feelings. Endorphins are a powerful part of the brain’s reward system. They

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Here is How You Should Use CBD Cream to Ease Muscle Pain

People nowadays use cannabidiol for everything from insomnia to epilepsy, and rightfully so as the miracle drug is a natural wonder. Over the last few years, the cannabis market has grown tremendously, thanks to research highlighting hemp's medicinal and therapeutic effects. One of the fastest-growing verticals within the industry is the topical cream and lotion segment. Beauty products and muscle relaxants alike list cannabidiol as an active ingredient, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. As per studies, over 60 million people suffer from chronic pain and other mobility-related issues. These affect our quality of life adversely while also increasing our healthcare

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