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SENIOR HEALTH: STAYING HEALTHY AND LIVING WELL
By: Glin Winsor
Did you know about 1 in 7 (14.1%) of
the population is an older American. People reaching age 65 have an average life expec- tancy of an additional 19.3 years. This makes it more important than ever to live inde- pendently as long as possible.
Healthy living means knowing your body and what changes can occur as you age. It’s about learning how to take care of your body and mind so that you can live everyday as fully as possible.
There are several things you can to do proactively improve your life and health, many home care products can help you remain in your home if that’s the best option for you. Products such as chairs, wheel chairs, canes, incontinence aids, and items for bathroom safety are available. A full cat- alog of products are available via the internet and where to purchase these items as well.
Good nutrition plays an increasingly important role in how well you age. You may need fewer calories a day than when you were younger.
As we age, these things begin to change... • Sounds are not as sharp, especially high
pitches.
• Decreased taste buds and saliva production.
• Kidneys do not do as well.
• Less muscle mass.
• Bones break down faster and rebuild
and confusion were accepted as just a part of growing older. However, scientists now know that people can remain both alert and able as they age, although it may take them longer to remember things.
slower.
• Brain may have loss of cell structure and
function.
• Decrease depth and color perception and
Normal changes include: Cataracts, taking longer to remember something, and hearing changes – muffled sounds, difficulty under- standing high pitched voices.
Eating Healthy Food
peripheral vision.
• Heart may not pump as well.
• Skin may be drier and heal slower.
Not normal changes include: Glaucoma, memory loss and/or confusion, pain, drain- age from the ear, or rapid loss of hearing, high blood pressure, and other pain.
Do not assume that all changes that occur are normal. Some things may be due to a problem or disease. In the past, memory loss
Stay Active – Getting regular exercise
is important. Being active can help older people stay more independent. Exercise can
Helping Seniors Remain
Independent
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