How to Deal with Allergies

As you walk around your independent living facility, enjoying the weather, watch out for allergens.  Some people are affected by allergies worse than others, and those with a family history of allergies are at a higher risk of developing them.  Allergies are a major concern in the senior health space,...

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Elderly Insomnia: Causes and Treatment

Waking up tired occasionally is frustrating, but when it happens every night, you may be dealing with insomnia. Insomnia is a disorder where you have difficulty falling asleep or the inability to enjoy quality uninterrupted sleep. Most people need 7 or more hours of sleep a night. Sleeplessness can affect...

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Helping Seniors With Balance Issues

According to the statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls might be more serious than you originally thought. In fact, it is the leading cause of injury and death from injury in seniors. Oftentimes balance issues are at the center of this problem, causing seniors to feel lightheaded...

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Food Safety For Seniors This Summer

Even though summer is the perfect time to enjoy barbeques and picnics, seniors need to be aware of some of the dangers that are associated with eating outdoors and during the same. Food poisoning can be rather frustrating for younger adults, but seniors can have serious long-term problems when they...

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How Seniors Can Get Started With Running

Most people assume that running is a young person’s sport – but they could not be more wrong. Senior runners can run well into retirement. As we get older, there are physical changes. This means the immune system becomes weaker, lung elasticity declines, muscle elasticity reduces, muscle mass reduces, aerobic...

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How Seniors With A Disability Can Exercise

Exercise is good for everyone – and seniors who have a disability are no exception to the rule. In fact, it can help with a wide variety of things, including our overall mood. When it comes to treating a number of different chronic conditions, exercise is an effective treatment. If...

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