Can eating a specific food or following a particular diet help prevent or delay dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease? Many studies suggest that what we eat affects the aging brain’s ability to think and remember. These findings have led to research on general eating patterns and whether they might make a difference.
Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do — no matter how old you are. Our bodies change through our 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. As we change, food is incredibly important not just in quantity but also quality. Here are a few tips to keep seniors eating healthier.
Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the month February is the undisputed caretaker for matters of the heart. Chocolate, roses, and Cupid’s arrows seem to come to mind when thinking of this month. But what about the other matters of the heart? Let’s look at the few physical ones that keep a heart healthy and strong.
As this year comes to an end, many people want to start the new year off with exercise. The decision to become physically active can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercise and physical activity are not only great for your mental and physical health, but they can help keep you independent as you age.
Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity.
Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do — no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods and beverages for better health at each stage of life.
Many people make assumptions about aging, what it is like to grow "old”, and how older age will affect them. But as we are getting older, it is important to understand the positive aspects of aging. Research has shown that you can help preserve your health and mobility as you age by adopting or continuing healthy habits and lifestyle choices. Read on to learn about 10 common misconceptions related to aging and older adults.
Diabetes is a serious disease, and it affects many older adults. The good news is that you can take steps to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease to develop in older adults. If you already have diabetes, there are steps you can take to manage the condition and prevent diabetes-related health problems.
Working with doctors and other healthcare professionals can be an important part of being a caregiver to seniors. Some things caregivers may find especially helpful to discuss are: What to expect in the future, sources of information and support, community services, and ways they can maintain their own well-being.