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Everyday life with incontinence

Incontinence may cause many troubles in everyday life. Incontinent people tend to isolate – being embarrassed with their ailment they often resign from professional or social activity, try to stay at home for most of the time and avoid going anywhere they would have to look for a toilet. In...

Senior citizens should jog their memory daily

Virtually every day more research is focusing on issues impacting senior citizens. One recent example is a study that said keeping the mind active is a key to good health. “As we age, we lose neurons, but these neurons can form new connections,” said Jim Wirth, human development specialist, University...

5 Spring Health and Fitness Tips for Seniors

Are sunnier days and warmer temperatures reinvigorating your zest for outdoor fitness? Spring is the perfect time to get outside and exercise! Don’t miss this quick guide to spring-inspired exercise ideas for seniors as well as quick health and fitness tips to remember: Try Something New! Spring is the season of...

Improve Your Memory with Superfoods for Brain Health

Alzheimer’s disease and its risk factors are not completely understood, but researchers have found links between compounds in the foods we eat and a decreased rate of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. In fact, some researchers believe that food and nutrition should be a key focus in the investigation...

Anosognosia and Alzheimer’s

More than denial, anosognosia is a lack of awareness of impairment — most people do not even know they are ill — and it affects up to 81% of those with Alzheimer’s disease. A Place for Mom recently had the opportunity to speak with the Treatment Advocacy Center to learn more about anosognosia...

I am Incontinent – What Next?

It is very frequent that incontinent people don’t admit they have a problem, not even to themselves. Their ailment is considered embarrassing, that is why only a small number of people with incontinence seek their family’s or doctor’s advice. If you have bladder weakness, remember that you are not alone....

Fixed Teeth – Goodbye Dentures

Over the years the most commonly opted treatment for replacement of all or most of the missing teeth were either complete dentures or partial dentures. These were made of acrylic resin and had its own set of drawbacks. However for decades it was used as it was a cheap, fast...

Benefits of Physiotherapy in Elderly

As we age our body inevitably goes through many physical changes. These natural age related changes include reduced bone density, reduced muscle strength, increased body fat, poorer coordination and stiffer joints. These normal effects of ageing can affect older people’s mobility and balance and make them more likely to fall...

FITNESS IN ELDERS

Over the years, the human body goes through a natural aging process that causes functional and structural changes, reducing vitality and enhancing the appearance of diseases, being common alteration of the physical abilities . In this context, it is noticed the importance of a workout on physical fitness in aging....

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