Health

Our oral health can have an impact on our well-being at any age. As we grow older, adhering to good dental hygiene practices becomes even more important. Oral conditions like gum disease and dry mouth affect well over a third of seniors over the age of 60. Whether you have a complete set of dentures or all of your natural teeth, it is important to keep an eye on your oral health. Follow these simple hygiene guidelines to ensure the health of your mouth and body!  Cavities & Tooth Decay Cavities can form at any stage in our lives. When acidic plaque builds up on the teet... more ...
When we picture assisted living homes, many of us imagine older seniors being wheeled around by caregivers. In countries like Japan, Germany, and the United States, rapidly aging populations are quickly outpacing the number of individuals entering caregiving professions. Social isolation, physical handicaps, and mobility issues challenge many individuals during their twilight years. Impressive developments in robotics, however, will likely alleviate many of these problems, likely within the coming decades. The following projects offer a few interesting insights into the rapidly-changing world ... more ...
Most of us dream of living long and healthy lives. Reaching one’s 100th birthday, however, is easier said than done! Maintaining the right attitude and habits can play an important role in boosting our longevity. In addition to standard beliefs regarding health and wellness, certain less conventional practices have been shown to elongate the average lifespan. Do you dream of becoming a centenarian? Follow these tips to extend your life while aging gracefully! Don’t Eat Quite So MuchJapan’s Okinawan populace is known for having some of the lowest obesity rates and lo... more ...
Sexual abuse is among the worst experiences a person can endure. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the act, sexual abuse is almost universally traumatizing. Far more children and adults are affected by sexual abuse than we realize. The profound psychological wounds left by these despicable crimes affect a heartbreakingly large percentage of the population. Abuse is a difficult subject to navigate. Every victim has had a different experience and may be comforted or triggered by different acts. By offering an open ear and allowing your partner to process their abuse on their own t... more ...
Have you ever been told by others that you’re too quiet, anxious, or introverted? Do you pick up on details that others seem to miss? Does noise or stress seem to affect you more than your peers and colleagues? If you relate to this description, you might be considered a “Highly Sensitive Person.” Sensitivity: A Survival Strategy Though HSPs do not make up the majority of the population, up to 1 in 5 adults appear to have this increased sensitivity to sensory processing. Researchers have also discovered highly sensitive populations in animals ranging from horses to ... more ...
90% of people experience tension headaches throughout their lives. Though most of us occasionally experience these common headaches, many also suffer from other types of head pain. Differentiating these headaches from one another, however, can sometimes be a challenge. Are you trying to decipher which kind of headache you're suffering from? Skim this quick guide to gain a better understanding of the type of headache you may be experiencing. Tension Headaches Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Pain is generally felt in the forehead or in the neck and back... more ...
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from painful or challenging situations. In your day to day life, you've likely encountered individuals with both high and low levels of resilience. After surviving a traumatic life event, a person with limited resilience may struggle to recover, perhaps slipping into negative thought patterns or engaging in destructive behaviors. A highly resilient individual will likely recover from the same event more quickly. Despite enduring hardship, these resilient individuals are able to process their experiences in more productive ways, resulting in faster r... more ...
Anti-Aging Ingredients That Actually WorkAs we grow older, our skin naturally begins to show signs of wear and tear. Wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin are just a few of the ways our face reflects the aging process. Though some may feel that their wrinkles reflect their years spent laughing and living life, others would prefer to turn back the hands of time.  Though you may never look like you did in your 20s, a number of skincare ingredients can actually help improve the health of your skin. Though skincare brands will try to convince you that all of their anti-aging serums will radic... more ...
Essential Wintertime Home RemediesSnowfall, sweaters, and hot chocolate are things that many of us embrace during the winter months. Unfortunately, problems like frostbite, dry skin, and illnesses also plague us during the colder months of the year.  Though winter can take a toll on your health, home remedies make it easier to fight back against these maladies. The next time you're afflicted with a winter health woe, try one of these remedies to hasten the healing process. For a Cold or the Flu: Healing Elderberry Syrup Studies have shown that elderberry can prevent the onse... more ...
Though most of us try to remain optimistic about aging, it's natural to be saddened by the passage of time. Sometimes it feels like life only goes downhill after middle age. This, however, simply isn't true! In many ways, life only gets better after 50. From better relationships to deeper sleep, here are some of the life experiences that, like fine wine, only improve with age. 1.) You're Sleeping Better Most of us have probably adopted the commonly-held belief that sleep quality declines with age. Some sleep disturbances, like snoring and back pain, seem to crop up more f... more ...