As the golden years roll in, loneliness and depression in older people can often become an uninvited guest. This can lead to serious mental health issues, causing a cloud of depression to overshadow our seniors.Particularly in Arkansas, this is a growing concern. However, the dawn of telemedicine is … [Read more...] about Senior Isolation and Depression: How Telemedicine Is Bridging the Gap in Arkansas
Every year, millions of seniors fall at home. The CDC reports that one in four seniors will fall every year, but fewer than half report it to their family or primary care physician. While a fall may seem like a minor problem, especially if they’re able to get back up and carry on, studies show that … [Read more...] about Elderly Fall Prevention Checklist
You can improve your quality of life drastically by staying active as you age, according to multiple studies on the health of senior citizens. Physical activity releases mood-boosting chemicals like dopamine and endorphins, supports bone and heart health, and decreases your risk of a damaging … [Read more...] about Benefits of Chair Exercises for Seniors
Osteoporosis can develop from several risk factors, such as family history and genetics to diet and nutrition, but does lack of calcium cause osteoporosis? Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” The texture of a healthy bone should be similar to a honeycomb under a microscope. When osteoporosis develops, … [Read more...] about Does a Lack of Calcium Cause Osteoporosis?
Diabetes is common. According to the American Diabetes Association, 34.2 million people (10.5% of the US population) had diabetes in 2018. This makes diabetes one of the leading causes of morbidity in the country. People with diabetes are at risk of serious complications, including limb amputation … [Read more...] about Diabetes Prevention and Tips for Managing It