Diabetes. Who hasn’t heard of it? The disease that affects 9.4% of people in America as of 2015. 30.3 million people have diabetes in America alone and many more outside of the States.   The number of people affected by diabetes is so great. There are an estimated 7.2 million Americans who do not even…

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We have all had to make decisions in life. Some decisions were easier than others, because the decision was of little significance. Making decisions about one’s senior years, or decisions for a loved one, is much harder. Post-hospitalization care decisions are some of the hardest decisions a person will have to make in their life.…

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October was “Healthy Lung Month”. Lungs, for many people are associated with full deep breaths, feeling good and getting energy from respiration. However, for people who have lung conditions, breathing can be a complex or delicate activity. This article looks at the ways a person can benefit from eating protein for pulmonary rehab. Why Pulmonary…

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Seniors can prevent ear infections in some cases. Preventing ear infections in seniors is not always possible, due to factors of aging. Mostly, however, by following a healthy senior lifestyle, and basic proper hygiene, the ears can stay healthy.    Some Tips for Preventative Ear Care There are medical and home-remedy type ways to prevent…

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Fear of falling in seniors is a problem that affects the quality of life of many seniors. Around 40-70% of people aged 60+ who have fallen, fear falling again. The recovery process was so challenging, that it left the seniors worried how they could manage if it would happen again. Fear of falling and of…

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Is a budgie a good pet for a senior? This is a question that applies to animal-loving seniors and perhaps, also to those who are not. A lot of research has been done to understand the benefits of pets for senior adults. There are studies and sites that discuss which are the best pet animals…

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There are many senior health tips for avoiding nausea. One possible reason is that there are also many different causes for nausea. Nausea can be caused by body-centered reasons, medication-related reasons or environmental reasons. Seniors would rather avoid nausea.  When the body lets someone know that it wants to throw up the contents of the…

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Patients with dementia are usually required to take medications to manage their symptoms. Massage for dementia patients can be seen as a non-pharmacological response to dementia symptoms.   Patients with dementia could be helped with massage in the following areas: Anxiety symptoms Depression Agitation Cognitive impairment   A study examined whether massage, reflexology, shiatsu and…

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Is there any medical value in facials for senior beauty? What are the general benefits of facials for senior beauty? Can we highlight the principals of good facial care? Providers of facials for senior beauty, often claim that that facials offer a host of medical benefits. Some of these may be true but the claims…

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Technology is advancing continuously. It is adapting to fit in with our lifestyle today! For seniors living in remote rural areas, or on large private estates, there is news. Officials in the County of Renfrew in Canada have been planning on how to go about saving lives with medical aerial drones.   Canadian Paramedic Chief…

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