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Why You Feel Dizzy (And What to Do about It)

Why You Feel Dizzy (And What to Do about It)

Have you ever felt your head spinning, and suddenly the surroundings started to get blurry? Of course, you have. The condition is known as dizziness and is very common among older adults. 24% of people aged 72 and older even report experiencing chronic dizziness. Although it is not necessarily serious nor a disease, it can be a dangerous symptom of several underlying conditions.

What Is Dizziness?

Dizziness is when people feel lightheadedness, vertigo, faintness, and imbalance. The condition involves sensory organs like ears and eyes, so you might experience blurred vision or be unable to properly hear for a short time. It doesn't cause any harm, but some older people have reported injuries after falling due to dizziness.

If you experience dizziness once in a while, it may not be a problem. However, you should see a doctor if you have frequent episodes of dizziness.

Could Acupuncture Be Right for You?

Could Acupuncture Be Right for You?

Acupuncture is arguably one of the best alternative treatments if you don't prefer drugs or medication. While many people think it's best left for celebrities and those who distrust modern medicine, it has tons of benefits for everyone. From relieving pain to treating various health conditions, it's a treatment you may want to consider trying.

Using a Health Savings Account to Pay for Long-Term Care

Using a Health Savings Account to Pay for Long-Term Care

Most of us have heard of a Health Savings Account (HSA), but many don't understand the important details about these accounts.

HSAs were intended to provide a way for Americans to save money for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses before meeting the deductible of a high deductible health plan (HDHP). In fact, an individual or family must have an HDHP to open an HSA.

While HSAs were primarily intended to soften the financial burden of paying for healthcare expenses for HDHP account holders of all age groups, HSAs can be particularly advantageous in paying for long-term care expenses at age 65 or over.

7 Tips to Be More Grateful While Aging

7 Tips to Be More Grateful While Aging

Did you know that if you want to be happier in life, you must offer gratitude? According to research, gratitude is directly linked with happiness. So, if you want to hack those happy hormones as you age, start by giving thanks.

Of course, practicing consistent gratitude can be overwhelming because we tend to be more forgetful with age. That is why it is important to have a solid practice you can turn to each day. If you are looking to be more grateful, you have come to the right place.

10 Healthy Muscle Recovery Tips for Older Adults

10 Healthy Muscle Recovery Tips for Older Adults

Sarcopenia is a common condition in older adults and is among the first physical signs of aging. It is characterized by the functional and anatomical loss of skeletal muscle in the body as one ages. As a result, older adults undergoing this biological change may find it hard to function well physically and may have a hard time doing even basic activities such as walking or washing dishes. Chronic or acute pain, frailty, and increased risk of fractures are common hallmark indicators of muscle loss.

Luckily, older adults can fight this muscle loss and slow down the degenerative process through some strategies like exercise.

7 Tips to Find Purpose in Retirement

7 Tips to Find Purpose in Retirement

Life during retirement is different and depends on the plans of the retiree. To some, it's time to live their life to the fullest. That means engaging in memorable and fun adventures by visiting the places they've never been before. To others, it's a time of relaxation, enjoying a flexible schedule, and not having to worry about reporting to work.

However, this new lifestyle during retirement doesn't satisfy everyone. Some retirees find this period full of insecurity and boredom. The new flexible schedule and missing socialization can take a toll. The lack of predictability during nights and days makes the situation even more challenging. And the situation gets even worse when one feels like he/she doesn't have a purpose to fulfill during retirement. As a senior in this position, here are tips to help you in finding purpose in retirement!

9 Fun Brain Workouts (And Why They’re Important)

9 Fun Brain Workouts (And Why They’re Important)

When aging, it's not just our physical abilities that take a toll, but also our mental skills. This is because the brain loses some of its ability as it advances in age. That means there'll be a loss of focus, as well as memory. And if your mind remains dormant, the harder it will be hit with memory loss, among other abilities.

Fortunately, there are impressive ways to keep your mind focused and improve its memory capabilities. In this particular case, brain workouts will do. We'll cover fun brain workouts and why they're important.

Risking the Nest Egg: Using Retirement Savings for Long-Term Care

Risking the Nest Egg: Using Retirement Savings for Long-Term Care

As noted in a previous Cantissimo Senor Living blog post, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that 70% of those now turning 65 will eventually need some level of long-term care.

Yet, few people include a long-term care component in their retirement planning. It seems like more plan for their children's college education than for the very costly and highly probable reality of long-term care. Assumptions that typically drive this lack of planning are:

11 Natural Remedies to Relieve Your Headache

11 Natural Remedies to Relieve Your Headache

Headaches are a common ailment that can range from slight discomfort to migraines with debilitating pain. While there are many over-the-counter medications that can help ease the pain of a headache, there are also many home remedies that can help deter headaches before they happen or relieve one once it has begun.