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Preventing Falls: Your Mindset Matters

Preventing Falls: Your Mindset Matters

The headline says it all: "Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Trump, died from fall: Medical examiner". Found at the bottom of a set of stairs, the 73-year-old victim's cause of death was ruled by the medical examiner determined the cause of death was "blunt impact injuries to the torso sustained as the result of a fall."

The risk of falls for older adults is significant. The Centers for Disease Control reported that in 2018, 35.6 million falls occurred among those 65 and older. Of these, 8.4 million resulted in injuries, and about 32,000 people died from falls.

Hip fractures are a common injury resulting from older adult falls. Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Women represent about 75% of all hip fractures.

On the positive side, however, those 65 and older can take steps to reduce the risk of falls. Most advice about preventing falls focuses on environmental changes. That's the "outer game." For example, making changes to one's home. Just as important, however, is the "inner game" of fall prevention.

The Importance of Keeping Cool: How To Beat the Summer Heat

The Importance of Keeping Cool: How To Beat the Summer Heat

Warm weather is a fact of life in the summer, but climate change is pushing temperatures to record highs, even in regions that don't traditionally see warm weather. This is more than just an inconvenience. Seniors are extremely susceptible to heat-related conditions, meaning a freak heatwave can pose serious risks to their health, especially for those living in regions not adapted to warm conditions. Luckily, there are ways that you can help keep the seniors in your care pleasantly cool, even in the most sweltering months.

10 Personal Wellness Habits to Age Gracefully

10 Personal Wellness Habits to Age Gracefully

Aging gracefully is possible. You don't have to be grey, wrinkled, and start walking like a doddering old lady with a cane to age gracefully. Growing older causes your body to change, and you may begin to feel self-conscious about keeping up the look of a young person. However, that's not the only option. If you practice these ten wellness habits, you will age with grace and can even look younger than your actual age.

11 Helpful Tips To Cook for One Person

11 Helpful Tips To Cook for One Person

Making enough food for just you can be difficult if you live alone or if your eating habits differ from those you live with. The hassle of cooking a dinner from scratch, washing multiple dishes, and then having too many leftovers to consume often feels worth skipping in favor of ordering in.

Cooking for just one person can be quite a challenge, but it doesn't have to be stressful. Here are some ways that you can make cooking for your single self easier so you can enjoy your meals more. By following these tips, you'll also waste less food and money each week.

How To Help Seniors Starting To Show Signs of Memory Decline

How To Help Seniors Starting To Show Signs of Memory Decline

As our loved ones age, it's not uncommon for them to start showing signs of memory decline. While this can be a normal part of aging, it can be difficult to watch our loved ones struggle with their memories. If you're looking for ways to help a senior who is starting to show signs of memory decline, there are a few things you can do to help.

9 Ways to Combat Summer Allergies

9 Ways to Combat Summer Allergies

Allergic Rhinitis is a chronic disorder caused by an allergic reaction to substances such as pollen, dust mites, and pet hair. Allergies like hay fever are often underestimated as their symptoms are similar to that of the common cold. Still, it profoundly affects the quality of life of those impacted. 

Some caregivers assume that seniors do not get seasonal allergies, but this is not true. People of all ages can experience seasonal allergies. Also, don't assume that because someone had never had seasonal allergies in the past that they won't get them. Adults can develop allergies even into their golden years. 

To help combat the symptoms of these allergies, try the following tips!

How to Settle Into Your Golden Years in a New Marriage

How to Settle Into Your Golden Years in a New Marriage

Now that you've found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you can confidently settle into enjoying your "golden years" together in your new marriage. There may, however, be a few rough patches that you need to work through. This can be tricky, but you can do well if you communicate and keep a positive attitude. Read on for some tips and tricks for navigating your new married life.

How To Live a Fulfilled Life in a Senior Living Community

How To Live a Fulfilled Life in a Senior Living Community

Everyone has a different definition of happiness. Some of us love to be at the beach, while others prefer to be in the mountains. Some people like a wide variety of friends, while others prefer a small, close-knit group of friends. However, when it comes to making the most of this next phase of life, a few things appear to be critical to everyone's satisfaction. Here are several elements to living a fulfilled life in a senior living community.

How to Be Your Happiest in 2022: Health and Wellness Tips for Seniors

How to Be Your Happiest in 2022: Health and Wellness Tips for Seniors

2022 is officially here, and with a new year comes setting new resolutions and new goals to strive towards in the coming year. For seniors, particularly, embracing a new year can be a challenge, especially if you're settled in your ways and aren't that receptive to change ordinarily. If that's you, we're happy to share these great tips on how to be your healthiest and happiest in 2022.