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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.

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.

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.

How to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

How to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

According to a recent statistic published on 4th October 2021, the incidence of stroke increases with age. Almost 67 percent of the stroke patients were 65 or older. Although prevalent in older adults, stroke can occur at any age.

Studies show that every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. The good news is that you can take steps to help reduce the risk of strokes. John Elflein, a research expert covering health and health care, published a report that shows how lifestyle changes can manage these risks.

First, you must know the early signs and symptoms. In this post, you'll find how to recognize the signs of stroke and act in this situation.

What Are the Stages of Dementia?

What Are the Stages of Dementia?

Dementia refers to a group of diseases that cause memory loss and affect other mental functions. It commonly occurs as people reach around 60 years of age and beyond. But the problem here is that, at this age phase, age-related memory loss also prevails. As a result, forgetting crucial things or daily routine tasks becomes a part of daily living. So, how can you differentiate dementia from age-related memory issues?

The earlier the diagnosis, the better the chances are of treating this disease. For early diagnosis, knowledge of early signs and the stages of dementia is essential. In this post, you'll find all you need to know about the stages of dementia and how to reduce the risk of this condition.