Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and we get most of our vitamin D from exposure to direct sunlight on our skin. That is why it is often called the sunshine vitamin. Ageing makes the skin less productive for vitamin D. The problem is made worse when older people often spend more time indoors. Vitamin D deficiency is estimated to affect up to 50% of the adult population worldwide. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Walter Demas.
Your loved one is in a retirement home and you want to make sure you get a great picture of where they’re staying. This isn’t about being nosy it’s about being careful, especially in the light of recent care home scandals in the UK. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Matthew Flax.
Dissatisfaction with working conditions and the government’s perceived undervaluing of their services has led many nurses to desert the profession, contributing to a skills shortage that, according to Health Workforce Australia, will only worsen over the next five years. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Emilee Atteberry.
Unfortunately, many elderly individuals are the victims of abuse. Elder abuse is a growing problem that many may have difficulty in recognizing. A common assumption is that such abuse only occurs in long term care facilities responsible for the care of seniors. But this is not always the case, for it may also take place in the senior’s own home or in their relative’s home. It may result from a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver or from those looking to prey on the senior financially. Continue reading
Hey fellow seniors, are you feeling sluggish? Are you tired of your muscles and joints aching for no apparent reason? If so, perhaps it’s time to turn up the activity meter on your life. This may sound counterintuitive, but science has shown that if you keep active you will likely stay active.After all, Newton’s First Law of Motion applies to us as well. A body in motion tends to stay in motion; whereas a body at rest tends to stay at rest.
Don’t be that body at rest. It will literally lead you to an early demise. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Ian Well.
Every woman wants to keep her skin looking fresh and youthful, but figuring out how to turn back the clock and maintain the appearance you had in your younger years is tough, and a lot of women don’t know what to do. Thankfully, though, in addition to special dermatological treatments that can help, there are a few things that you can do at home as well. Continue reading
With folk living longer, this inevitably brings new demands for health care. Getting older opens up the possibility of new ailments and a weakened physical condition to counter these. Human frailty represents a challenge in which there are also opportunities for others. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Alan Brady.
When I first began searching for a nursing home, I knew it might be a long and difficult process to locate a facility that would offer the level of care that I required. My grandmother was becoming one of the nearly 3 million Americans that lived in a nursing home, and I was determined that she receive the best. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Lindsey McMahon.
If you are a senior citizen with a disability, you probably struggle on a daily basis. Having a disability can be hard for any person, but for the elderly, the pain can be even more severe. However, giving up is not the answer. There are always options and there are different ways to deal with the stress and uncomfortable feelings. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Jenny Wadlow.
A lot of people know the importance of maintaining a workout routine in order to stay in shape and also stay healthy. But because most people lead really busy lives today, it can also be extremely difficult to exercise on a regular basis, even though they know that they should. Continue reading
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