Research Reveals That Simple Lifestyle Changes Help at Any Age Q: My 82-year-old father has such an unhealthy lifestyle and I can’t seem to convince him that making an attempt to change it would make a difference in his overall health and his risk of heart problems. What advice could I give him? Let your [...]
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Even Short Falls Can Be Deadly for Seniors Even ground-level falls pose deadly risks for seniors, a new study finds. And caregivers are among those who can help seniors avoid serious spills. “There is the potential to minimize what people see as a relatively trivial issue, such as slipping and falling on a wet tile [...]
Studies Point to Factors That May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk Question: As a 78-year-old man, I’ve heard that the incidence of prostate cancer goes up as men grow older. What can you tell me about preventing this disease? Western diets that are high in fat and red meat have been found to increase the risk [...]
Home Instead Survey Results We are so proud to be a part of such a great organization like Home Instead Senior Care. It’s a great organization of people striving toward excellence in serving seniors in our communities. The feedback we get from our clients, their families and from our CAREGivers in the field is so important [...]
Positive Attitude Often Leads to Better Health Q. I like to think that I am a senior with a sunny outlook on life. Does this matter when it comes to overall health? Existing research does indicate a direct correlation between attitude and feeling good. Positive emotions do, in fact, influence healthy outcomes for older people. [...]
Heart Association Lowers Sodium Intake Guidelines Confused about how much is too much sodium and salt? So were we. The American Heart Association (AHA) has recently weighed in on this important matter, issuing a call to action for the public, health professionals, the food industry and the government to intensify efforts to reduce the amount [...]
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Drops by a Third Q. My husband has been suffering from macular degeneration for the past five years. Is there any positive news on the horizon about this disease? What are ways that he can cope with this dreaded condition? There is some good news just out. The percentage of people with [...]
Diabetes and Depression: Double the Trouble Here’s an interesting fact from a recent study: About 20 to 25 percent of patients with diabetes also have depression – nearly twice as many as those without diabetes. What’s more, older women suffering with diabetes and depression have a significantly increased risk of death from heart disease, as [...]