Seniors prefer to stay in the comforts of their homes as they age. Ageing slows down the physical activities and this makes the seniors more prone to accidents. It also implies that elderly people require extra in home care to prevent injuries.
As per statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year one in every three adults aged 65 and older falls. These falls can cause moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas and can even increase the risk of early death.
According to the National Safety Council, in their informational release for National Safety Month, the leading risk for individuals age 65 and over is falls, resulting on average over 69 preventable deaths per day. In our newest series we will be taking you through information on senior fall risk and preventable measures you, along with your senior’s caregiver can take.
By the time many seniors reach their golden years, life doesn’t always feel so golden – especially if they must forfeit a portion of their independence to age and compromised health. For seniors, change is often difficult. Resistance to change is easier. Here are the reasons for resistance and how to deal with it.
Many people who do not suffer from cardiovascular disease consider taking aspirin as secondary preventive measure. Aspirin produces statistically-significant and important reductions in cardiovascular events in survivors of a wide range of cardiovascular disease events, including coronary heart disease (CHD).
It has been observed that seniors are fearful of losing their memory as they age. Whether they will remember family members and their names or whether they will remember the task they had stepped out for, are some questions which can intensify their fears of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as memory loss puts a question on the very identity of the individual.
In our earlier article, we discussed the various identifiable symptoms of a stroke and the risk factors associated with stroke. In today’s article we would be talking about recovery from stroke.
Strokes are one of the major causes of death and disability in seniors. Recovery varies, depending on the extent of brain injury and length of time before treatment.