When Do You Know It’s Time for Cataract Surgery?
If you’re like a lot of people, the thought of having surgery on your eyes is enough to make you squirm a little. After all, a single grain of sand or an eyelash in your eyes can pretty much ruin your day, right? It may come as a surprise, then, that cataract surgery only takes […]Read More
Protecting and Maintaining Your Balance As You Age.
Among the aging population in the U.S., one important key to maintaining good health and longevity is preventing falls. Nationwide, falls are the leading cause of injury and death among seniors. Even older adults in good health can experience a decrease in balance compared to when they were younger. In fact, more than a third […]Read More
Six New Year’s Resolutions That Make Complete Sense as We Age
With the holidays in full swing, many of us are spending more time with friends and family. And as we age and gain more perspective, the time we spend with the people we love seems to become more and more meaningful. So, as we strive to be happier and healthier during our golden years, our […]Read More
How to Have A Happy (And Healthy) Holiday Season
If you’re like a lot of people, you may tend to gain a few pounds during the holidays. Starting with Thanksgiving, the last six weeks of every year, through New Year’s Day, are filled with feasts and parties. And during this time, people love to show off their culinary favorites, so you’re likely to come […]Read More
The Early Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
The function of the pancreas is to provide the juices and enzymes necessary for digesting food. Mainly, the pancreas produces and secretes insulin, which converts sugar to glucose. In addition to sugars, the enzymes and digestive juices produced by the pancreas are also critical to how the body processes proteins, fats, and starches. Pancreatic cancer […]Read More
Planning a Long Flight? Jet Lag Can Be A Real Problem.
One of the most popular activities for retired seniors is travel. And unlike vacations of the past, you can go where you want without having to be concerned about fun activities for the children. However, if you’re planning a trip that involves a long flight – especially a flight several time zones to the east of […]Read More
The Importance of Vaccinations and Boosters as We Age
When most people think about vaccinations or booster shots, they remember taking their kids to the pediatrician to get them done and stopping for ice cream on the way home. However, the older you get, the more your immune system needs a little help to fight off pathogens like bacteria and viruses. For seniors age […]Read More
How Stress Affects Health and 7 Ways to Manage It
The many ways stress can affect our bodies and our health are well-documented. For seniors especially, who are more likely to be affected by stress, it’s important to know how to deal with it because it impacts many of the body’s physical processes, including brain function, blood pressure, cholesterol, digestion, glucose production, and more. One […]Read More
Aging & Memory Loss: What You Need to Know
As we get older, it’s common to experience some minor memory loss. You’re watching Jeopardy! and the answer is right on the tip of your tongue, but you can’t think of it. Or you remember having your wallet or keys in your hand a few minutes ago, but now you can’t find them. Most seniors […]Read More
Improving Sleep Without Medication
In March, we blogged about National Sleep Awareness Week, pointing out how a 2003 study by the National Sleep Foundation found that 44% of all seniors have trouble sleeping at least once or twice a week. It’s a problem because people who have insomnia are less physically active and more likely to suffer from Parkinson’s […]Read More