Seniors Need to Know the New Guidelines for Blood Pressure

Seniors Need to Know the New Guidelines for Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is an extremely common health condition that affects over half of the adults in the United States. Among other health problems, high blood pressure has been linked to blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. Because this “silent killer”, as it’s...
5 Lifestyle Factors That Contribute to Dementia

5 Lifestyle Factors That Contribute to Dementia

Currently, it is estimated that about 47 million people in the world are living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to about 131 million people. While we cannot fight against genetics in our battle against Alzheimer’s and dementia,...
Anxiety Drugs Have Been Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Anxiety Drugs Have Been Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Many people take medication for anxiety and anxiety disorders. One of the most common types of drugs used to treat anxiety are benzodiazepines. Now, one study has linked benzodiazepine use to higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia later in life. Researchers...
Having the ER Talk with Your Senior Loved One

Having the ER Talk with Your Senior Loved One

However unlikely, it is always a good idea to be properly prepared for any emergency, such as an emergency room trip. In the event of a medical emergency, a quick response with as little trouble as possible is ideal. Here are some easy topics to focus on so you and...
5 Health Benefits Seniors Get by Being Grandparents

5 Health Benefits Seniors Get by Being Grandparents

For seniors who have grandchildren, it’s always exciting to spend a day with the grandkids. It may also excite you to know that spending time with your grandchildren also comes with several health benefits. Here are just a few of the ways that having grandchildren can...