Health Care

Proper health care is an imperative for seniors who are aging in place. Quality, preventative health care can lead to fewer falls and a better quality of life.


How To Improve Posture As You Age

As you age, your spine changes. It can lose thickness and elasticity, which affects your posture and overall health. Strengthen your spine, improve your posture and age gracefully with the following tips. Why Is Posture so Important? Poor posture affects your body in several ways: It causes you to … Read More

Vestibular Disorder, Vertigo And Falls – Infographic

Vestibular disorders affect the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information, which are tasked with controlling balance and eye movements (vestibular system). If this system succumbs to disease or is injured, then problems … Read More

Healthy Aging: What Happens If You Don’t Get The Right Nutrients?  

While good nutrition is important at every age, it is especially important for healthy aging. Older adults have special nutritional needs, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and many people do not get the nutrients they need to stay … Read More

Memory And Aging: When To Seek Help

Some memory loss is expected as our loved ones get older; it’s a natural part of the aging process. Suddenly, it seems, names can be a little harder to recall, misplaced items a little harder to find. The occasional forgotten appointment, the car … Read More

Living Long: 100 Years Is A Real Possibility

You regularly hear in the news about people who are living long lives. Not a month goes by that you don't hear about people all over the world living to be 100 years old. It is still neat to hear about them, the lives they've led, and the … Read More

The Connection Between Diabetes And Alzheimer’s

There has been a strong theory throughout the health care community that Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease may be linked. It appears as if many of the same people who developed Type 2 diabetes also developed Alzheimer's. Over the years, … Read More

Alzheimer’s and Dementia : A 12 Minute View

  Alzheimer's and dementia affect millions of people across the globe. Dementia is not a specific disease, rather a term that is used to associate a number of symptoms, including memory problems or thinking ability that cause a person not to be … Read More

6 Things You Can Do to Prevent High Blood Pressure

  High blood pressure is a serious and preventable condition. Every February, Americans are reminded to have their blood pressure checked because it is American Heart Month. You can have your heart checked anytime of the year, but designating a … Read More

Men’s Health Over 65. Let’s Make It Good.

  Men's health is a sticky situation. Women often are the health decision makers in the family and are more likely to go to the doctor than men. Women also have a longer life expectancy than men. Although there doesn’t seem to be an exact … Read More

Prostate Cancer and Screening Over 65

  This article is part of a series supporting The Movember Foundation.  Show your support and help us wipe out prostate cancer. Join Mark Hager this Movember and consider making a small donation today. It’s not glamorous, and many men … Read More

Movember 2014 – Mustaches To Support Men’s Health

  It's Movember 2014. If you don't know what that means, keep reading. (Actually, keep reading if you do, too!) I have joined hundreds of thousands of people across the globe in educating men about taking care of their health. For instance, … Read More