Developing Healthier Habits Late in Life

Growing older is unavoidable, but approaching it with optimism can help improve your quality of life as you age. Very few elderly people can accomplish the same things physically, and sometimes mentally, that they could at twenty, and that’s perfectly ok. We’ll never be able to stop time, but what we can do is adapt to the aging process, developing new lifestyle habits to help us stay spry for as long as possible. We’ve compiled a list of important changes to make later in life in order to maximize your golden years.

Special Care Considerations for Patients With Osteoporosis

Age is something that eventually catches up with everyone; no one person is immune to the slow march of father time. For most, aging brings with it aches and pains, but also wisdom and experience. Learning to compensate for the body’s changes can make adapting to new limitations a much smoother transition. However, sometimes circumstances arise that can’t be so easily compensated for. According to a study published in Southern Medical Journal, up to 90 percent of nursing home residents suffer from osteoporosis. With such a high incidence of the disease, it’s important to understand proper procedures when caring for an osteoporosis patient. Below are some special considerations that should be taken to help patients live comfortably and safely.

What You Should Know About Pain Management In Patients with Dementia

Pain is personal, and the greatest barrier to handling it is lack of clear communication. Many people who suffer from dementia do not have the ability to clearly communicate how they are feeling and whether they are in pain. Learning to talk about it, despite this challenge, is crucial for the long-term well being of both a loved one and the family charged with his or her care.

Common Misconceptions About Aging

When you’re in your teens or early twenties, you rarely give a thought to what life will be like decades down the road; you never stop to consider how your current lifestyle will affect you later. In your thirties and forties, you begin to recognize the way time passes and the reality that nothing ever stays the same. For most people, the next step in this natural progression of existential understanding is to savor every passing moment. A person’s fiftieth decade is one of renewed zest for life; it’s an appreciation of everything the world has to offer. These are the golden years, as they say, and they are the prelude to the twilight of our lives. There are a few very common misunderstandings about what happens in the next few decades of one’s life. Those who are fortunate enough to see the passing of their 60s, 70s, and 80s often learn as they go with the support of their loved ones. If you are someone who is part of that type of support system, take the time to clear up some of the more common misconceptions about aging.