April 6, 2020
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Holiday gatherings give adult children an opportunity to talk with their senior and elder parents to sense and observe whether they are doing well or if they may need help to maintain their independence.
Senior diabetes and eye diseases: it’s estimated that 90% of people with type 1 diabetes will be affected by diabetic retinopathy, and 19% of new cases of diabetes-related blindness occur in those 45-64 years of age.
Life is hard and demanding no matter what stage of life. Some stages are easier than others, depending on the person’s own circumstances. With the holiday season approaching, now is a good time to check in with elderly or senior loved ones.
A recent study out of North Carolina University found that those who viewed aging positively were more resilient when dealing with stressful situations. Conversely, those with a more negative outlook tended to experience higher negative emotional effects.
A slight change in our breathing patterns or an occasional cough isn’t something to automatically raise alarm, but more something that needs to be monitored. We all age, and our bodies slow down, but at what point does aging become an illness or disease?
As we age, it’s important to maintain physical well-being, but often times, psychological, emotional, and social health can fall by the wayside due to increased isolation. If you have an aging loved one experiencing the effects of isolation, here are some ways that they can maintain positive wellbeing through socialization.
It is not uncommon to think of HIV as something that primarily affects those who are younger – and that, consequently, it is of less concern as we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of seniors fifty or older with HIV rose from 17% to 29% from 2001 to 2010.
Research has indicated that there are several ways that seniors and older adults (and those of all ages) can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline – many of which are beneficial for other aspects of the body.