The Holidays are behind us. It’s time to take a breath, and look forward to the new year. As a caregiver, not only do you think about your health, but also the health of your loved one for whose care you are responsible. As is often the case, the holiday season takes a toll on our health. It can also take a toll on the health of those in your care. You may be wondering; how do I gauge their health? We have four signs to gauge your loved ones’ health.
As we age, our bones and muscles weaken. This often makes it difficult to keep our balance while walking. Choosing the correct socks and shoes can help eliminate potential falls. No shoe is 100% fall-proof. However, there are several factors that can make a shoe less likely to cause a fall. Consider these points when purchasing new shoes:
The new year is upon us, and perhaps you’ve made some New Year’s Resolutions. For most, ‘health’ is on the list, though sometimes figuring out how to ‘get healthy’ isn’t as easy as making the list is. Normally, when you think about health, you think about food. At LifeFone, we have seven steps to a healthy New Year that aren’t related to food, but are just as important to your health.
Everyone experiences aches and pains. From a simple tooth ache to pain in the abdomen, there are some that shouldn’t be ignored. At LifeFone, we’ve compiled a list of five aches and pains which you should pay closer attention to. Every ache and pain should not put you on edge. A good rule of thumb when it comes to certain pains is the simple: ‘trust your gut’, and get medical help when necessary.
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.
In-home Doctor visits are making a comeback. Today, doctors are bringing back the old practice of visiting patients in their homes. With in-home doctor visits, you may no longer have to go through what could be the stress and difficulty of getting to the doctor’s office.
The act of standing may have similar benefits as walking – standing improves posture and circulation, increases metabolism, and gently tones muscles in the core and legs while burning calories. There has also been a lot of discussion on the negative impact of a sedentary lifestyle. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time may be detrimental to our metabolism and cardiovascular health.
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.