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Holistic Remedies for Winter Arthritis PainCategory: Senior Wellness

Holistic Remedies for Winter Arthritis Pain

For some older adults, the medications developed to help relieve the pain and symptoms of arthritis can create side effects including kidney problems and stomach ulcers. There are, however, some natural remedies that might help.

Osteoporosis Isn’t Just a Woman’s Health Problem

Studies show that complications and mortality among older adults who break their hip is higher for men than women. Some research shows a man’s risk to be as much as three times greater than a woman.

The Benefits of Chair Yoga for Seniors

Having a regular exercise routine can help older adults in a variety of ways, ranging from fall prevention to avoiding depression and relieving arthritis. The challenge that often presents itself is how to find safe forms of exercise that can accommodate the physical limitations aging often causes.

The Power of Protein in the Older Adult Diet

An older adult’s diet can have an impact on how much age-related muscle loss they experience. Poor choices can lead to a loss of strength that contributes to balance problems and falls. A healthy diet rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables and protein can help lessen the chances of those happening and/or delay a decline in muscle strength.

Tips to Avoid Winter Depression

If you find yourself feeling depressed from late fall to early spring, you may suffer from winter depression. This is especially true if you live far north, where sunshine and warm temperatures are in short supply during the winter months.

Vacationing with Older Adults

Late spring and summer are times when families often embark on vacation together. For some families, this year’s travel plans may include an older loved one. These trips are a great way to build bonds among the generations and create memories that will last a lifetime, but traveling with a senior family member may require making a few accommodations.

Hospice Care to Support Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

If you are a caregiver of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, you know firsthand the debilitating impact caused by this disease.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it leaves families struggling to find ways to manage both the physical and emotional tolls. As the number of people living with this disease climbs higher every day, it is important for family caregivers to know about hospice and when someone with Alzheimer’s might be eligible.