Right Nutrition: Secret to Better Senior Health

The lifespan of Americans today has gotten longer than ever. It is estimated that by 2040 those ages 85 and above will represent 20 percent of the population. With this, specific medical conditions also become more rampant, that to include fractures, falls, dehydration, attention deficits and cognition loss. As indicated on a recent study entitled “Salt Appetite Across Generations”, researchers from Israel stated that a decrease in the sense of thirst can up potential for serious dehydration. Likewise, according to them, the appetite for salt does not decrease with age. Moreover, this could even be utilized to aid in sustaining hydration as well as prevent dangerous symptoms resulting from d

Revolutionizing Senior Health with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like fiction for many. With movies portraying robots doing almost anything and everything, it’s no doubt that these technologies have been explored further and further not only for basic tasks but also for health care. Now let’s see how AI can help with senior health care. Despite the grand notion that AI has been tagged with ever since, its application to senior health care has been quite simpler in reality. For instance, some AI programs for seniors these days aid in changing habits linked to obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Although users get to talk to trained coaches, with AI, they too can access more individuals. With AI, the things that coaches

Earthquake Safety Measures to Learn by Heart

Natural disasters are inevitable. When you’re at home and have been struck by an earthquake, for instance, you won’t definitely want to be caught off guard. Thus, here are some safety tips to take note of during such instance. Before the Earthquake Have your Emergency Bags ready (filled with first aid kit, canned food/ready-to-eat food, water, flashlight, dust masks and goggles). Identify a spot in your house where you can stay when an earthquake strikes. This location must be free from fixtures which can fall on you. Get the advice of professionals on how you can make your house sturdier. Try having your bookcases bolted, your cupboards installed with strong latches, and your other fixtures

Elderly with Higher Risk of Medication Side Effects, Study Says

Elderly patients tend to get hospitalized following the intake of various medications, hence posing more risks than advantages, a new research has shown. The said study focused on inappropriate prescriptions of medications wherein the cons outweigh the pros. Such untoward prescribing was linked with a 29 percent higher rate of adverse drug effects on the elderly involved. The effects include easy bruising, dizziness, heartburn, difficulty in stopping bleeding when there’s an injury or cut -- most of which are mild while the others are more severe. The research also found that healthcare utilization ends up higher in those who are taking two or more types of inappropriate medication and those

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