Many seniors get diagnosed with diabetes during the golden years of their life. A sudden change in lifestyle is often a common cause. The diet they were enjoying during their pre-retirement years doesn’t suit the changed routine. Besides, there is a reduced movement and exercise that leads to hormonal issues. It is for this reason that seniors are at a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 8.6 million
Your home is your comfort zone, and your seniors want this comfort more than ever. With age, one prefers to stay at home and manage things at their own pace. However, as one ages the biggest fear is parting from home and getting hospitalized. There are new health issues that keep surfacing every day, and if not managed properly, can lead to hospitalization. Seniors fear hospitalization as they feel that they won’t return home with
Are you juggling between work and home, ageing parents and kids? Are you a part of the “Sandwich Generation”? It is a term coined by Dorothy Miller in 1981 to describe women in their 30s and 40s who were primary caregivers of their ageing elderly and young children. However, today this sandwich generation includes men and women from their 30s to 60s. Studies indicate that this sandwich generation is one of the fastest growing population
With age the responsibility towards maintaining one’s health increases. A shift towards sedentary lifestyle post retirement leads to obesity and related diseases. The risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease increases as one gets older. Surveys indicate that “more than 67% people between the age of 60-79 years suffer from some kind of heart disease”. However, age is not the actual reason behind deteriorating heart health. Instead, it is leading a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy
Taking care of your ageing parents can get demanding. You may be already juggling between that job and family responsibilities. Along with it, catering to the ad-hoc requirements of parents can get quite taxing. Sometimes you will have to rush for their grocery shopping or to get things fixed in their house. Managing these tasks once in a while is fine, however, doing it on a regular basis can take a toll on your health.