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.
We experience stress and frustration every day, but if it overwhelms us, we end up debilitated. Stress takes a toll on our psyche and bodies, especially as we approach our later years.
For those of us in the tea industry, the question whether all tea contains caffeine is a loaded one. There are so many factors in play.
Most of us know there isn’t a magic cure for everything that ails us, whether it’s physical or emotional. Still, there is one thing we can all do that will make us feel better, no matter what’s going on.
Who among us haven’t stood in a pharmacy in front of a shelf full of different multivitamins, helplessly scratching one’s head? Choosing just the right one for you is daunting. It’s frustrating. I do it for a living and still find it overwhelming.
Caretaker is a role many of us are taking on in our senior years, as our parents live longer and healthier lives. At some point, though, we can find ourselves in a role reversal, specifically when we’re responsible for or facilitating the care of aging parents with infirmities.
The concept of pain is easy to grasp yet surprisingly difficult to understand. We all think that we know what pain is. After all, from the time that we were toddlers, we have experienced pain in many ways.
Modern medicine has a way of keeping us alive even when our health is terrible. The United States Census Bureau reported that the 90-year-old are among the fastest growing demographic.
Many women I know have stopped getting an annual mammogram even though they are growing older and the risk of breast cancer increases as you age. I am not sure why they make this decision. Perhaps they think, “Well, I haven’t gotten it yet, so it’s unlikely I will.” Of course, that’s not true.
Has an injury or illness side-lined your mobility? Whether it’s a broken foot or a severe arthritis flare-up, when it is difficult to get out and about, life can grind to a halt.