Though many may not associate aging and appetite, the two do impact each other. As we age, changes to the physiology of the body, psychological functioning, social situations or lack thereof, medical conditions, and the use of certain medications can hinder appetite.
A sense of purpose in life is what keeps us focused. Whether it’s our careers, our children, or our hobbies, there is a driving force that carries us day to day. As we age, our children grow up, and we may retire from our career, leaving many with a sense of loss of purpose.
Mental wellness is not only correlated with depression or a lack of a mental disorder. Achieving mental wellness means knowing how to cope with certain altering events, productivity, overall happiness, and the ability to make positive changes for the world and community around you.
With one in four seniors falling every year, it is important to ensure that you or your loved one are taking necessary steps to prevent falls. Reducing the likelihood of falls at home can be accomplished by implementing a few precautionary measures in the house and your loved one’s life.
“Informal” caregivers, also known as family caregivers, are those who provide care to an aging parent, spouse, or another relative. These responsibilities can include transportation, housework, or preparing meals, but can also include assistance with getting dressed, bathing, etc.
As the Executive Director at Silver Comet Village, it has been both my honor and my pleasure to plant the seeds and nurture our village culture. In speaking with and observing hundreds of residents over the years, I have learned that residents who feel a sense of purpose and a connection to others tend to […]
It is estimated that the number of Americans aged 65 and older will double to 71.5 million by 2026. This increase in the senior population will require additional senior care solutions. Senior living communities that offer continuity of care, or “aging in place,” will allow seniors the option to increase their level of care needs, […]
We owe a lot to those who have served in the different branches of the United States military. Every year on November 11th, Veterans Day is celebrated to honor those who have given so much to our country. Over 13 million veterans are aged 55 or older and took part in some of the significant […]
Diabetes is a condition that doesn’t target specific groups. It’s a growing health concern globally, and diabetes among seniors is no exception. Based on numbers from 2015 by the CDC, over 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with a form of diabetes, and about 12 million are above the age of 65.
Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints, causing stiffness and pain in the joint. If you or the senior in your life is dealing with arthritis, you may be seeking ways to alleviate the symptoms.