Senior Health

Senior Health

An aging body is different physiologically from a younger adult body. Maintaining optimal senior health often involves partnering with a geriatric physician—a physician who specializes in the care of senior adults—to help prevent and treat diseases and disabilities.

Functional abilities, independence and quality of life issues are of great concern to geriatricians and their patients. Older people generally want to live independently as long as possible, which requires them to be able to engage in self-care and other activities of daily living.

As with younger adults, nutrition, exercise and emotional well being can also play a significant role in keeping seniors healthy. And today, advances in technology—from brain training to wellness services—have opened up new dimensions in senior health.

Which are Better Pets for Seniors: Dogs or Cats?

Pets can actually lower both blood pressure and cholesterol levels, decrease depression, and even ease the pain of losing a loved one.

A Clinical Research Study for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s, you may be interested to learn about a clinical research study now underway.

How to reduce hip fractures

There are a number of everyday precautions you can take to help you navigate safely. Don't become a hip-fracture victim.

Eat these to reduce your risk of stroke

The next time you’re hungry, instead of reaching for that convenient candy bar or bag of chips, take a few minutes longer and do this to improve your health and well being.

Garlic sprouted for five days has improved antioxidant potential

"Sprouted" garlic - old garlic bulbs with bright green shoots emerging from the cloves - has even more heart-healthy antioxidant activity than its fresher counterparts.

Self-rated physical fitness in midlife an indicator of dementia risk

How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia.

Most Effective 'Medicine' to Slow Aging? Gerontologist Promotes Movement

Movement is truly one of the best remedies we have available to us, especially as we age.

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Sleep Deprivation Related to Brain Tissue Loss

We've come out of an era when those who could get by on just a few hours of sleep every night were praised and revered. But will that lack of sleep eventually take its toll?

Scientists Now Know Why Dark Chocolate Helps Heart

New research suggests dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries and prevents white blood cells from sticking to blood vessel walls.

Are beets a wonder food?

Can the lowly beet now be regarded as one of the numerous superfoods that are a must-have in our daily diets?

Omega 3 enhances heart health

There is more and more evidence all the time that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids is good for your heart.

It’s Never Too Late to Create!

It’s Never Too Late to Create!

There are wonderful things inside of you that the world is waiting to see and hear. Have faith in yourself that you can do it. We are all meant to create. There is no age limit on inspiration, imagination, and inventiveness.

Keeping Seniors Active Increases Quality of Life

Active Seniors Increase their Quality of Life

Research has shown that seniors who are mentally, physically, emotionally and socially engaged enjoy a higher quality of life, maintain cognitive function, stay healthier and retain independence longer.

Walking Slows Progression of Alzheimer’s

Walking Slows Progression of Alzheimer’s

Here is a little good news for those of us caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or memory impairment. Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults.