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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.

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.

12 Tips to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

12 Tips to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is never easy. It can be especially difficult when the loss is sudden and unexpected, but you can take steps to cope with this type of grief. For example, you may find that talking to others about your feelings helps or journaling your thoughts—whatever works best for you! Here are some tips on how to cope with the loss of a loved one.

Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia: 10 Tips

Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia: 10 Tips

Dementia is an umbrella term commonly used to describe memory loss and other cognitive impairments often associated with aging. Dementia is not a specific disease: it is a term used to describe symptoms from several different pathologies. Common kinds of dementia include Alzheimer's, Lewy Body dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and dementia caused by diseases such as Parkinson's. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 14% of people over the age of 71 will develop some form of dementia. This incidence climbs as people age: among those who live to 90, more than 37.4% show signs of dementia.

Signs of dementia can be subtle at first. One of the hallmark signs of this condition is short-term memory loss. You may find someone asking the same questions repeatedly or forgetting things that were just explained to or told to them. They may struggle to keep track of possessions like car keys, wallets, purses, and mobile devices. They might forget to go to appointments, fail to plan for meals, or begin roaming outside of their usual routine for no apparent reason.

Dementia also affects a person's ability to communicate. They might struggle with their vocabulary, finding it hard to describe things or repeatedly relying on the same set of words. Instead of using the proper name, they might describe something. For example, a person with dementia might call a coffee maker "the thing that makes that stuff, the good smelling brown one." They may also become withdrawn as the frustration of being unable to communicate well sets in. These problems may worsen as the disease progresses.

10 Ways to Improve Your Blood Circulation

10 Ways to Improve Your Blood Circulation

It is common to feel tired and stiff as you age, and that's likely nothing to worry about. However, with age, it is also common to see worsening blood circulation. This can lead to a number of symptoms including numbness, fatigue, swelling, weakened immunity, digestive issues, and much more. We see, however, that by following some simple steps, you will be able to manage these symptoms and feel healthier with time. Consider the following recommendations to improve your circulation!