Summer can be Dangerous for Adults over 60!

Most of us look forward to summer but hot weather can be dangerous, particularly to adults over 60. A University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. There are several reasons why boomers and seniors are more vulnerable to heat stroke and heat exhaustion and even heat-related deaths. As we age, we lose the ability to notice changes in our body temperature. Health conditions that may come with age can also make it more difficult for older adults to adapt to heat. Some medications can contribute to dehydration. Keeping cool in summer is essential. Follow these tips: Drink plenty of water even if you are not thirsty. Avoid coffee and alcoholic beverages contribute to dehydration. Wear Appropriate Clothes like light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothes and a wide-brimmed hat. Stay … Read More

Top 5 Health Concerns Among Seniors

To be human is to worry and as we age, our list of distresses seems to get longer particularly when it relates to our health. The good news is we alleviate this anxiety by visiting a doctor regularly to help diagnose, take pro-active steps to prevent, manage and overcome the things than concern us the most. These are among the top 5 mind-burdening health topics among seniors: Arthritis – There are many types of arthritis but older adults most often have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout. Symptoms may include: joint pain, joint swelling, joint stiffness, tenderness or pain when touching a joint, problems using or moving a joint normally and warmth and redness in a joint. Medication, exercise, stretching, hot or cold pads and glucosamine and chondroitin are among several things that may help alleviate the symptoms. Heart Disease describes … Read More