As summer turns to fall, it brings many welcome changes. Pumpkin drinks, your favorite sweater, and colorful autumn leaves are just a few of the things we look forward to. Something we don’t look forward to is flu season, but it’s just around the corner too. Fortunately, if you learn how to prepare for flu …
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This famous Ben Franklin quote actually refers to fire safety, but it’s been borrowed and used in all kinds of contexts by doctors since then. One ailment that it’s particularly relevant to is pneumonia. But what causes pneumonia, and how can prevention help?
A good night’s sleep isn’t always easy to come by. In fact, sometimes it feels like we spend more time trying to fall asleep than actually sleeping! Make a plan for how to get to sleep faster, and you’ll be catching more Zs before you know it.
Do you feel like you just never get a good night’s rest? If you’re tired more often than not, something could be interfering with your sleep. Learn how to tell if you have sleep apnea, so you can make sure you’re getting the rest you need.
Summer is the season for fun in the sun. It’s a great time to get outside, but if you work up too much of a sweat, you might find yourself back indoors before you know it. Make a plan for how to stay hydrated this summer so you don’t miss out.
Blood clots affect nearly one million Americans each year. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of those Americans are seniors. While the idea of a blood clot can be scary, knowing how to prevent blood clots can give you some peace of mind.
Everyone has a bad day here or there. However, sometimes we have more bad days than we’d hope, and we’re not sure why. If you’ve been feeling blue a little more often than you’d like, it’s a good idea to learn about the signs of depression in seniors.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 5.5 million Americans were thought to have dementia in 2014. That number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million in 2060. Interestingly, dementia isn’t a specific disease. It’s a general term for when impairments in thinking, memory, or decision-making interfere with a person’s ability …
Even the most active adults might struggle to get moving once winter hits. Winter’s cold days, long nights, and gloomy snow showers can make staying on the couch all day a very tempting prospect. Fortunately, staying active in winter is easier than you might think. Read on for some tips to maintain your exercise routine …
When you were younger, did a teacher ever tell you to sit up straight? It turns out that’s good advice in your golden years, too! Posture is more important to your health than you might realize. Read on to learn why, and how posture exercises for seniors can help.