How to Live Your Senior Years to the Fullest

Ever heard of someone who just celebrated his 100th birthday recently? How did you feel upon knowing that he just made it to his centennial year? I guess you felt awestruck, right? Take a look at two female centenarians named as the ‘The Golden Girls of Sarasota’ who recently turned 100. According to an article from the Sarasota Post, their secret is living an active lifestyle. Constant Increase of Global Population According to the World Health Organization, the population of those aged 60 and above will increase from 900 million to 2 billion from 2015 to 2050. That’s a whopping 10% jump in the coming 33 years. Likewise, as life expectancy also increases, it is no wonder a large part of the

Kidney Health and the Elderly: Seniors at Higher Risk for Kidney Disease

The elderly have been susceptible to chronic kidney disease due to cardiovascular risk factors as well as aging. As one ages, kidney function also tends to decline. Although this is normal, it is important to learn the symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to be able to detect it earlier on and prevent complications. Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic Kidney Disease is the loss of kidney function brought by disease or injury which damages the kidney. This is most commonly caused by high blood pressure and diabetes. There are also incidents of CKD due to medications (particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen or ibuprofen), urine flow obstruction, inflammation of the k

Beyond Exercise: Elders Benefiting from Going to Gyms

Going to the gym may be one of the best ways to get the figure you’ve always wanted. It is also an effective means to be healthier, knowing that exercise is best when coupled with a nutritious diet. However, the elderly do have other reasons why they visit the gym: socialization. True enough, studies even tell that strong social relationships are connected with a longer life span. According to a study from the British Medical Journal, social activities may also be effective just like fitness activities when it comes to the decrease of death risks. Upon studying the health of over 2,800 people ages 65 and above for 13 years, the researchers found that those who were active tended to be alive

How to Care for the Nutrition of Elderly Patients with Cancer

Cancer may be a scary word itself, especially for patients and their loved ones. However, it should not be that burdensome through proper care management – and that includes nutrition. To prevent malnutrition, for instance, prompt and continuous nutrition management is needed. Since the elderly’s (those ages 65 and above) body is prone to loss of lean body mass, bone loss for ladies following menopause, and fat loss, topped with cancer’s side effects such as anorexia, weight loss, and malnutrition, it is no wonder they need such extra tedious nutritional care. With this, it is vital that care providers be able to identify those patients with the tendency to incur malnutrition earlier on. Die

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