With 1 in 3 adults in the United States having high blood pressure, or hypertension, it’s a health topic on the minds of many. While hypertension is very common, it’s also very manageable and preventable.
If you’re a family caregiver, in-between caring for your loved one and other responsibilities, you likely have limited time to cook healthy meals for them or yourself. Meal prepping can be the solution to this problem.
With one in four seniors falling every year, the importance of fall prevention and education is invaluable to ensure the safety and overall well-being of the senior in your life. Reducing the likelihood of a fall can be accomplished with a few precautionary steps in your loved one’s living space.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that develops over time in different stages. Unfortunately, one risk factor for Parkinson's disease is age. Although most people with Parkinson’s first develop the disease around 60 years old, about 5 to 10 percent of those with Parkinson's have "early-onset" disease, which can begin before the age of 50.
It is estimated that over 85 million adults in the United States have one or more types of cardiovascular diseases, with the numbers highest for those 60 years and older. As we age, it becomes even more important to think about our heart health and steps we can take to reduce our risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
While diabetes is a worldwide health concern that doesn’t target based on age, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 25 percent of those 65 and older have diabetes - an estimated 12 million seniors.
The role relationships and social interactivity play in our day to day life is staggering. The ability to craft trusting, caring and loving relationships is vital to our wellbeing. Whether the relationship is professional, platonic, or even romantic, it plays a significant role in helping us achieve a feeling of social belonging.
Transportation is an important topic to think about, especially as you climb in age. While you may have joined a retirement community, you still have places you need to go and things you want to do. Adventure is out there, and even if you might not be able to drive yourself, you can still travel and visit new places.
When providing care for a loved one, it can be difficult to balance caregiving work and a personal life. As loved ones are often living with their caregivers, it can be hard for you to find some personal space to retreat to when needing a break.
"Strength is the fountain of youth," states Gavin McHale, a Winnipeg-based certified exercise physiologist, and kinesiologist who works mostly with older adults. Did you know? Strength exercises are not just for bodybuilders and professional athletes! At Brickmont Assisted Living, we want to encourage seniors to participate in strength training that is more suitable for their needs!