Isolation In A Time Of Need
If you’re an older adult, in the midst of an emergency, do you have someone you could call for help? If it’s a parent or loved one, how confident are you they have someone nearby to assist them? Isolation is a common feeling among many older adults, and can affect every facet of life. The…
Helping Seniors Avoid Falling Prey To Scams
An older adult receives an urgent call from their grandchild: they’re in trouble, they can’t tell their parents, but they need money immediately. The grandparent, fearing for their grandchild’s safety, follows the instructions provided and sends the money. Except, it wasn’t their grandchild. It was a scammer using voice alteration tools to impersonate a younger…
Interview With Physical Therapist Mike Studer
Mike Studer is a renowned physical therapist who has worked with older adults on preventing falls. He’s been an invited speaker all over the world, including a TED Talk. We spoke to Mike to discuss fall risk, and the fear many older adults feel about their risk of falling. First, can you tell us a…
Effects of Falling on Seniors’ Mental Health
When a senior suffers a fall, there can be glaring consequences: fractured bones or head injuries that can lead to hospitalizations and surgeries. A rehabilitation process that can be grueling and painful. In a worst-case scenario, a fall can lead to death. While the physical effects from a fall are clear, there are also less…
Fall Safety for Seniors: What to Know and What to Do
Spend time in a Prestige Senior Living Community, and you’ll see residents taking art classes, doing some gardening, and playing beanbag baseball. In addition to the myriad activities that are fun and engaging, there are other classes where the topic is less about fun, but vital to their wellbeing: fitness and fall reduction classes. Fitness…
Six Tips For Reducing Fall Risk You Can Implement Right Now
Falling represents one of the most pressing health concerns facing older adults – according to the CDC, every year three million older adults are treated in emergency rooms for falls. Falls can result in serious injuries like hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries, and even death, and falling once doubles the chances of falling again.…
Fitness and Heart Health For Older Adults
As we approach Spring, the weather is warming up and more and more people are getting outside for exercise. From walks to bikes rides to tennis, after being cooped up for much of the last few months, it’s finally time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. In doing so, it’s not just a function…
Heart Health Risks For Older Adults
Many older adults have difficulty with sleeping – whether it’s getting too little sleep, too much sleep, or doing too much napping during the day, it’s a common problem. As the issue persists, it can lead to a variety of health concerns. Fatigue is an obvious one, and even cognitive problems can arise. But did…
Reducing Frailty In Senior Living Residents
A common reason many people seek senior living is an increase in their frailty, or that of a loved one. Perhaps they’ve had a fall, or are worried about one. Maybe it’s becoming harder to take on daily activities or get out of the house to meet friends and loved ones. The effects of that…
Seven Things You Need To Know About Nutrition For Older Adults
It seems like every few weeks there are news cycles about new studies on nutrition, and the information always contradicts the last one. Wine is good for you, until it isn’t. A cup of coffee every morning is perfectly fine to get your day going, until you need to swear off of it forever. Or…
Interview With Nutritionist Alexandria Hardy, Part 2
For Part 1, click here. What are some recommendations you can give seniors or their family members to help them with successfully transitioning maybe from one phase of their diet to what it needs to be going forward? “I think finding the right motivation first of all, right? Because we can have all of the…
The Mediterranean Diet and Cognitive Health
Do you find yourself dreaming of a Mediterranean vacation? Even if you can’t visit, you can bring the Mediterranean home instead. And in doing so, help your cognitive health. Studies show that adopting a Mediterranean diet can help maintain cognitive function – according to one report, the results showed that “higher adherence to a Mediterranean…
129Next