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Autumn Safety for Seniors

Sep 24, 2018 by Anonymous

Nothing is more inspiring than the beauty of a sunny autumn day. However, as the seasons change, it's important to take charge of your health, home and safety. Read Article

Senior Oral Health: What to Know & Best Practices

Sep 19, 2018 by Anonymous

The CDC estimates that 23% of 65 to 74-year-olds have severe periodontal disease. This is defined by a 6mm loss of attachment of the tooth to the gum tissue. Read Article

What Seniors Can Do to Protect Themselves from Foodborne Illness

Sep 10, 2018 by Anonymous

While increased safety measures and regulations have made the modern food supply safer than ever before, foodborne illness can still be caused when contaminated foods or beverages are consumed. Read Article

Tips to Stay Sharp as You Age

Aug 14, 2018 by Anonymous

A combination mind-body health is one of the keys to keeping your brain fit. Does this mean doing a crossword puzzle while you march in place? Not necessarily... Read Article

Exploring Sarcoidosis

Aug 7, 2018 by Anonymous

Sarcoidosis is the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells (granulomas) in different parts of your body — most commonly the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin. Doctors believe sarcoidosis results from the body's immune system responding to an unknown substance, most likely something inhaled from the air. Read Article

Summertime Herbal Gardening and Its Benefits

Jul 13, 2018 by Anonymous

Prized since ancient times, herbs are used today to purify body, mind, and soul. Whether you're an accomplished gardener or someone who wants to explore the benefits of healthy herbs such as sage, thyme, basil and lavender, summer is the best time to reap what you sow! Read Article

Senior Hydration: Why It’s Important

Jun 25, 2018 by Anonymous

Our body’s water content decreases by approximately 15% by the time we reach 80 years of age. Adequate hydration is easy to achieve -- and keeping that water bottle close at hand is one solution. Read Article

Seniors and Blood Pressure Management

Jun 20, 2018 by Anonymous

The CDC reports that nearly 8 out of 10 people who have their first stroke also have high blood pressure. As we age, the arteries undergo structural changes that can actually impact blood flow. What can you do to protect your health? Read Article

Benefits of Shopping for Older Adults

May 15, 2018 by Anonymous

Grocery shopping may seem like a very commonplace activity, but the cognitive processes involved can do wonders for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of older adults. Read Article

Occupational Therapy for Seniors

May 10, 2018 by Anonymous

As we age, simple activities of daily living -- such as getting dressed, bathing or completing small household chores -- can become difficult. Occupational therapy offers seniors the tools they need to adapt to these challenges. Read Article

Keeping Seniors Safe in the Bathroom

May 4, 2018 by Anonymous

Did you know that approximately 80 percent of the falls that occur in the home happen in the bathroom? However, taking some very simple safety precautions can reduce the risk considerably. Read Article

The Power of Happiness: Mind Over Matter

Apr 19, 2018 by Anonymous

With advanced age and the increased frequency of some of life’s more negative experiences (e.g., personal loss, injury, and chronic illness), older adults can experience isolation, loneliness, and depression. However, one of the healthiest ways to combat stress and adversity is through having a positive attitude toward aging itself. Read Article

Aging’s Impact on Nutrition & Reducing the Risk of Malnutrition

Apr 6, 2018 by Anonymous

A recent study found that, of the millions of older adults admitted to the hospital every year, one in three is malnourished. This article examines what families can do to ensure that senior loved ones are eating well. Read Article

Fun Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

Mar 1, 2018 by Anonymous

A low-impact exercise routine can benefit your health by stretching and strengthening your muscles, reducing stress, preventing injury, and even helps to lower your blood pressure. Read Article

Glaucoma: What Seniors Should Know

Feb 16, 2018 by Anonymous

More than 2.2 million Americans are believed to have glaucoma and experts estimate that half don't even know they have it. However, not every person with increased eye pressure will develop glaucoma. A comprehensive dilated eye exam can help your eye care professional determine what level of eye pressure is normal for you. Read Article

Vaccines for Healthy Aging

Jan 17, 2018 by Anonymous

One of the most important choices seniors can make to promote healthy aging is to vaccinate themselves against illnesses and diseases that can be detrimental to their health and sometimes even fatal. Read Article

The Thyroid Gland as We Age: What Seniors Should Know

Jan 8, 2018 by Alex Holden

The chances of developing thyroid disease increase dramatically with age – so much so that nearly 20% of women 60 years of age and older have some form of the disease. Read Article

Sensing the Need for Home Care: What to Look For

Dec 21, 2017 by Alex Holden

Many holiday traditions tempt your five senses. These senses can also be used to evaluate the status of elderly family members. Read Article

Seniors and Stress -- The Causes and the Cures

Dec 5, 2017 by Alex Holden

Stress can be debilitating -- and it comes into play at all stages of one's life. Read Article

Seniors & Technology

Dec 1, 2017 by Alex Holden

At Comfort Keepers, one of our most important jobs as in-home care providers is to alleviate isolation for the seniors we serve. Technology -- in a variety of forms -- is proving to be a powerful tool in this part of our mission. Read Article

Comfort Keepers Offers Senior-Friendly “grandPad” Tech Device to Help Families Stay Connected

Nov 15, 2017 by Alex Holden

Designed specifically for seniors, the grandPad allows older adults to take or send photos, view family photos and videos, call loved ones, send voice mails, play games and even listen to their favorite music at the touch of a button. Read Article

When It Is Time to Consider Respite Care

Nov 16, 2016 by Anonymous

Respite care is not self-indulgent. It’s a necessity. Caring for an older or ill family member can be hugely rewarding and bring you closer ? but being consumed by it will drain you physically and emotionally, and eventually cause burnout. Read Article

Practical Aids for Living

Oct 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Many people have some physical limitations, whether these involve moving, seeing, hearing, communi- cating or using everyday tools like knives, forks, spoons, toothbrushes or telephones. Solutions exist for over- coming these limitations. Read Article

Obesity in Seniors

Oct 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Both the characteristics of obesity and the way it affects seniors can be different when compared to how obesity impacts younger adults. Read Article

Pneumonia in Seniors: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Jul 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and can be fatal. It is typically caused when bacteria, fungi, or viruses enter the lungs and cause inflammation within air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. Read Article

Solving Sleep Problems in Seniors

May 6, 2016 by Alex Holden

It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. Older adults need the same amount of sleep as younger adults: 7 to 9 hours each night. Changes in sleep patterns, or what specialists call "sleep architecture", can occur as we age, and this may contribute to sleep problems. Read Article

Depression - What You Eat Matters

May 6, 2016 by Alex Holden

Aging is a normal, physical process. Aside from the many physical changes that evolve, various emotional and mental changes also occur. We often associate dementia with aging, but elderly individuals may also experience other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, paranoia, and substance abuse. Read Article

Anxiety Disorders in Seniors

Apr 15, 2016 by Alex Holden

According to the National Institutes of Health, anywhere from 3 to 14 percent of older adults experience anxiety disorders in a given year. Read Article

Helping Seniors Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

Apr 14, 2016 by Alex Holden

Bereavement can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of seniors, and may explain why many older spouses soon die after the loss of their loved ones. Read Article

Controlling Sweet and Salty Cravings in Seniors

Mar 12, 2016 by Alex Holden

The tongue's taste buds detect four tastes: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. As we get older, the fewer taste buds we have and the less sensitive they become. In our prime, we have between 10,000 and 15,000 taste buds. Read Article

9 Steps that Can Help with Cancer Prevention

Feb 11, 2016 by Alex Holden

The most significant risk factor for the development of cancer is aging; however, the risk of many types of cancer can be drastically reduced by focusing on prevention steps. Read Article

High Blood Pressure: The Link to Memory Loss

Jan 26, 2016 by Alex Holden

Did you know that gradual decline in memory and cognitive function can be attributed to elevated blood pressure? While there is no precise cause of cognitive impairment, an early indication of dementia, research strongly suggests that high blood pressure can add to the risk. Read Article

Winter Health Risks for Seniors

Dec 16, 2015 by Alex Holden

When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather. It’s important that they, and those who care for them, take certain precautions at this time of year. Read Article

Bathing and Pericare

Dec 9, 2015 by Alex Holden

Bathing is often called the most challenging activity for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. What a shame that the idea of relaxing in a warm tub filled with bubbles rarely matches the typical caregiver–care receiver experience. Read Article

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