Senior Living Blog | Senior Health

Why Older People Have Trouble Sleeping

Published: March 19, 2021

It’s harder to get a good night’s sleep as we grow older. We might find ourselves in bed for hours, unable to drift off. Or, we might fall asleep right away, only to find ourselves awake in the middle of the night. Maybe we wake up at 4 a.m., and lie awake until dawn. Painful… Read More

Exercise For a Healthier Heart: It’s Never Too Late

Published: February 5, 2021

February is American Heart Month—a great time to consider whether we’re doing all we can to support cardiovascular wellness. Most people today are aware of the heart health benefits of physical activity. Many young and middle-aged people make regular exercise part of their daily routine. But what about their grandparents? If you’ve pretty much been… Read More

Simple Ways to De-Stress

Published: January 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised stress levels for many people. Research studies are showing increases in sleep problems, anger, and lack of motivation during the pandemic. Prescriptions for anti-anxiety medicines reached a new high in 2020. People are also reporting more physical impacts of stress, such as teeth grinding. When stress lasts a long time,… Read More

Dental Health is Good for More Than Your Pearly Whites

Published: January 5, 2021

Our teeth and gums change as we grow older. Years of wear and tear take a toll, often causing thinning enamel and broken or lost teeth. Teeth with repairs such as crowns, fillings and root canals are less hardy. As gums recede, sensitive areas of the teeth not covered by enamel may be exposed. Some… Read More

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Published: December 21, 2020

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, it’s important to understand some key facts about these potentially life-saving injections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the following information about getting vaccinated. Fact: COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19 None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available or in development in the United States use… Read More

Give Your Feet Some Love This Winter

Published: December 4, 2020

Baby, it’s cold outside! If you’re heading outside, you’ll certainly put on a warm coat and a hat—but what about your feet? Older adults are at higher risk of falling, and are more prone to certain health condition that make their feet more vulnerable. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reminds seniors… Read More

Learn the Facts About Lung Cancer

Published: November 24, 2020

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and in our last blog post we encouraged readers to join the “Great American Smokeout.” In this post we’ll provide some information about lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. Every year in this country, about 221,000… Read More

Shorter Days, Falling Leaves, and … Bunions

Published: October 20, 2020

Podiatrists report that autumn brings an increase in patients coming in with foot pain—specifically, the pain caused by bunions. Why? According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), it’s because people, especially women, often wear sandals and other lighter shoes, or go barefoot a lot, all summer. When the temperature drops, out… Read More

Protect Yourself With a Flu Shot

Published: October 5, 2020

Now that flu season is upon us, we are once again being reminded that getting a flu vaccine is important – especially so this year because of the coronavirus. What role does the coronavirus play in all of this? Sadly, as we’ve learned, the health care system can easily become overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. The… Read More

If a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s, Can Family Talk to the Doctor?

Published: September 21, 2020

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to raise awareness and help advance research through fundraising. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “An estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2020. Eighty percent are age 75 or older.” If you have a loved one who was recently diagnosed, you… Read More