Around her mid-60s, Mama decided that she had worked enough and she completely stopped. She embraced a sedentary lifestyle and spent the long days watching TV from her recliner or sleeping in her bed.
This article complements a previous one I recently wrote where we discussed the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and the very important symptom of muscle mass loss.
I grew up in a small southern US town where the ladies dressed to the nines for just about everything. Church, bridge, mullet roasts, garden circles, campaign rallies and the Friday night football games. Even the older ladies did this – especially the older ladies.
This is part 2 of the two-part post on frailty. In the first part, we discussed the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and the very important symptom of muscle mass loss.
In this part, we’ll talk more about muscle mass, what to look for, and how to reverse its loss. We will also discuss how doctors measure frailty.
The number one reason seniors seek medical health care is frailty, which is a very general term. In this first article we’ll look at the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and one important symptom we should look out for.
According to Emory University researchers, “children who know stories about relatives who came before them show higher levels of emotional well-being.”
In other words, kids who know more about their family history are inclined to be more emotionally resilient than children who are deprived of such information. A child who feels like they are part of something larger than themselves – such as a family – have a greater sense of their “inter-generational self.”
Not many people know it (and now everyone will), but I occasionally wear hearing aids. Not for everyday use, but for when I am in a crowded situation where people have to talk and listen to each other.
I was deficient of magnesium, but not anymore. I take my supplements religiously every night just before bed – 400 mg of magnesium citrate for me.
Did you know that the amount of time that today’s children spend playing is far less than the amount of time we spent playing?