Go Gracefully Into Your Senior Years

Authored by: Karen Weeks of elderwellness.net As the years tick by, there are obvious signs that you are nearing the senior stage of your life, such as frosted locks and wrinkles where there were none before. However, there are several chronic diseases that you are at an increased risk of developing as you age, including arthritis, […]

Dementia’s Effects on the Sleep Cycle

Nearly 46 percent of aging adults report having trouble sleeping at one time or another. Dementia adds another dimension to the growing problem of sleeplessness amongst older adults, as some studies have shown that nearly a quarter of Alzheimer’s patients alone suffer from disrupted sleep. Other forms of dementia create similar sleep problems that can […]

Learning to Live After the Death of a Spouse

Written By: Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness (elderwellness.net) The death of a spouse is ranked as life’s single most stressful event. Losing the person you’ve shared your life with for decades, who you’ve raised children and navigated life’s ever-changing challenges with, changes life like nothing else can. Seniors moving forward after a husband or wife’s […]

Concerns About Who Will Care for the Aging Population in America Are Well-Founded

The financial consequences of an aging population could make access to high-quality care more difficult in the future. The old-age dependency ratio, which is just one portion of population trends tracked by the census, remained stable from the 1980s until 2010. In America, there are currently 25 retired people for every 100 working-age people. The […]

How Seniors Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep

By: Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness (elderwellness.net) Most older adults need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep each night, yet a poll of 1,065 seniors between the ages 65 and 80 revealed that one in three individuals had problems getting adequate shuteye. While having to use the bathroom, anxiety, and stress were […]