While the flu can get anyone down, older adults may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of these viruses, which could turn deadly fast. If you’re a senior or a caregiver to an older loved one, be sure you’re doing all you can to protect against the flu.
A big key to a restful night and a healthy lifestyle is maintaining a consistent sleep routine that includes few or very short daytime naps and avoiding caffeine at night. Nighttime support and companionship also could help.
While research continues in the battle to overcome macular degeneration, it’s clear that many senior loved ones can live on their own with the disease if they receive assistance from a family member or professional caregiving service.
Even small steps in eating, exercising and acquiring healthy habits are a good, healthy start to a better quality of life for seniors. And one good thing can lead to another. Researchers said that four changes in a four-year period lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality considerably in a study group.
Sleep problems may plague older adults for a variety of reasons. The Home Instead Senior Care network offers family caregivers tips for helping seniors get a better night’s sleep. Companionship is one important way to help.