Incontinence is an issue of embarrassment among many older people. According to a report from 2014, about half the population of older Americans experience urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage. And roughly 25% have moderate, severe or very severe urinary leakage. That’s a lot of people! Perhaps because people are unwilling to talk openly about… Continue reading Incontinence in Older Adults
Loss of Vision Our vision naturally weakens as we age. This gradually degradation in our vision, especially for close objects, is a common occurrence as we enter late to middle-age. Do not be alarmed unless your ophthalmologist says that you have a more serious condition. There are many cases, however, where vision loss can be… Continue reading How to Prepare for Vision Loss As We Age
As most of you reading this have discovered by now, growing older is not always cheap! Even with good financial planning, good insurance and a somewhat good bill of health, there are unexpected things that can come up and break the bank pretty quickly. Because of this, it can make birthdays and gift giving at other holidays… Continue reading Gift Giving on a Limited Budget
Are you staying active as you age? Being physically fit is emphasized as important all throughout our formative years. Schools generally have Physical Education (PE) courses, colleges have gyms and sports teams, women and men of child-bearing age are encouraged to be active and have gym memberships. Much is said about how exercise will make… Continue reading Fitness For Our Golden Years
Great gardens have provided food and medicine for people since the beginning of time. Gardening as a hobby grows in popularity each year. Many people of all ages enjoy building, planting and cultivating a garden. But, are there specific ways that the elderly can benefit from gardening as opposed to other hobbies? Absolutely! Benefit #1:… Continue reading Does Gardening Benefit the Elderly?