If your loved one has recently fallen, we want you to know they aren’t alone. The fact is, one out of every three seniors fall each year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the number one cause of injuries for older Americans each year. These statistics help gain perspective as to why falling is a major concern, not only for you but for your loved one as well.
The cliche of “use it or lose it” holds true when it comes to both your body and your mind. That is even more crucial in the elderly. If they keep their minds and bodies active and healthy they will age more gracefully and will be more engaged in life’s activities for much longer. An active mind and body will help them to live a more full life.
A growing number of Americans are living to age 100. Nationwide, the centenarian population has grown 65.8% over the past three decades, from 32,194 people who were age 100 or older in 1980 to 53,364 centenarians in 2010, according to new Census Bureau data. In contrast, the total population has increased 36.3 percent over the same time period. Centenarians in the United States are considerably different from the overall population. LifeFone has collected three characteristics of centenarians.
Often times at LifeFone we offer tips on exercise, eating more vegetables, and learning new things. You may wonder why? Is it really that important? Yes, it really is. All of these questions can be answered with one answer: To prevent vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is the second most common form of memory loss behind Alzheimer’s, and the symptoms often overlap.
There are many different reasons to look forward to the fall; the crisp autumn air, the glory of leaves changing colors, the sun still shining without the intense heat of summer days. With so many fall activities, you can easily fill up your days with them. At LifeFone, we have compiled a list of four fall activities for older adults.
As an older adult, you’ve probably noticed more muscular aches and pains in your body. Not the kind caused by extreme medical conditions or health issues, but the self-inflicted simple things you used to be able to do that seem to now cause joint pain and muscle aches. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? No matter what caused it, you want it to stop. It is possible to get relief from minor aches and pains without a trip to the doctor. LifeFone offers four tips to relieve muscle soreness right at home.
A couple of important things you can do to remain healthy, mobile and independent is to exercise regularly, and make smart food choices. At LifeFone, your health and safety is our number one priority. Choosing a healthy diet and exercise plan will help keep you in top shape, and feeling younger.
Enjoying a breezy spring day or the warm summer temperatures doesn't have to be a distant memory for seniors and caregivers. Finding a few interesting summer ideas and activities for seniors, suitable for their abilities, takes some creativity and planning, but it is well worth switching up the routine and getting out of the house.