One common symptom of aging is finding that your skin bruises much more easily than it may have a few years ago. While easy bruising can be relatively harmless, it is best to take precautionary steps to prevent bruising, and when applicable, even treat it. In this article, we'll look into what causes bruising and how to prevent and treat it.
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16 Tips to Preserve and Improve Mobility as You Age
Thе аbilitу tо wаlk or mоvе frееlу in оnе’ѕ еnvirоnmеnt bесоmеѕ inсrеаѕinglу important аѕ уоu аgе. Enjоуing your fаvоritе асtivitiеѕ аnd nаvigаting dаilу tаѕkѕ is a critical раrt оf mаintаining indереndеnсе. Mоbilitу iѕ a key component оf рhуѕiсаl health that саn аffесt your ѕосiаl аnd emotional well-being. Limitеd mоbilitу and the inаbilitу to take раrt in activities thаt bring уоu jоу саn lead tо isolation аnd fееlingѕ оf embarrassment. Research ѕuggеѕtѕ older adults with decreased mоbilitу experience a higher likelihood of loneliness, disease, and hospitalization.
Clearly, maintaining mobility is an important factor in keeping a high quality of life. To help maintain and even improve your mobility, we have compiled a list of things you can practice daily!
Watch for These Tripping Hazards in Your Home and Yard
Tripping hazards in the home can go unnoticed until they cause an irreversible accident. It is reported by the CDC that more than 25% of adults 65 and older fall each year. While some falls are relatively harmless, approximately 20% of falls result in serious injuries such as broken bones or a head injury. Fortunately, you can take simple precautionary steps to minimize the risk of falling in your home. Discussed below are common tripping hazards and how to manage them!
8 Hiking Safety Tips for Older Adults
Hiking is one of the best exercises that offers you fresh air, cardio, and more. There are trails everywhere, and if the weather calls for it, you can experience incredible views and health benefits. However, it is crucial to follow hiking safety tips in order to make the most of your experience. The following tips will help to ensure you are prepared for your next excursion!
8 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip
As the holiday season falls upon us, many of us pack our bags and visit our families living elsewhere. During this time, it is crucial to stay safe because the weather can be harsh. A safe holiday road trip will enhance the experience for you and anyone else you are traveling with.
So, if you are looking for tips to have a safe holiday road trip, you have come to the right place. Here is your complete guide to traveling safely during this holiday season.
Stay Safe This Autumn - Tips for Older Adults
Apple orchards, corn mazes, bonfires, and pumpkin carving... autumn is a lovely time of year full of fun and special activities. With all the enjoyment these fall-time activities bring, the season also presents its own set of risks and dangers to beware of and prepare for accordingly. Preparing for autumn is done every year, but it can seem to be a whole new experience each time. As a person ages, they may need to do more preparation than in their younger years, and it is important to remember each task.
How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse
Unfortunately, elder abuse is a pervasive problem in this day and age. According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse. Unfortunately, a lot of abuse goes unreported, so we don't really know the full extent of the problem. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the signs to watch out for to be able to recognize if someone you care about has been abused or neglected (and how you can help).
10 Tips to Help Prevent Loss of Independence
As we age, it's common to experience a loss of independence. Everyday tasks that were once easy can become more challenging, and we may need assistance from others to complete them. However, there are steps we can take to maintain our independence and stay in control of our lives. In this blog post, we'll explore ten tips to help prevent the loss of independence and maintain a high quality of life as we age.
Whether we're dealing with physical limitations, cognitive changes, or chronic health conditions, there are practical strategies that can help us maintain our independence. These tips range from simple lifestyle changes to more involved interventions, but all share the common goal of promoting health, safety, and autonomy. By incorporating these strategies into our daily routines, we can live more fulfilling and independent lives as we age. So if you're looking for ways to stay in control of your life, keep reading to discover our ten tips to prevent the loss of independence.
7 Great Habits to Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s
It is estimated that Alzheimer's disease affects more than 5 million Americans and as many as 44 million people worldwide. It is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys memory, thinking skills, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. While there is no cure for Alzheimer's, research has shown that there are certain habits and lifestyle changes that can help reduce the risk of developing the disease. In this blog post, we will explore seven great habits that can help you reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and keep your mind sharp as you age. Whether you are looking to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's or just want to maintain a healthy brain, these habits are a great place to start. So, let's get started!
Depression in Older Adults: How to Recognize the Signs
Depression is a mental health disorder that affects 15%–20% of adults older than age 65 in the United States, according to a report by the CDC. Depression can be difficult to identify because the symptoms are similar to typical signs of aging, such as fatigue and forgetfulness. In addition, depression often goes unnoticed or misdiagnosed because depression may not cause any noticeable changes in mood or behavior. Yet depression has severe consequences for older adults, including increased risk for falls, social withdrawal, cognitive impairment, physical dysfunction, and suicide. Knowing the warning signs of depression can help an older adult receive appropriate treatment before depression leads to further complications.