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Olive Oil and Polyphenols: What You Need to Know

Apr 16th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A lot is being written these days about the benefits of polyphenols, due to their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxident properties. Research is showing they are helpful to seniors because they fight everything from cancer to dementia and aging. So what is a polyphenol?

MedicineNet says this: ” Polyphenol: A kind of chemical that (at least in theory) may protect against some common health problems and possibly certain effects of aging. Polyphenols act as antioxidants. (Emphasis added) They protect cells and body chemicals against damage caused by free radicals, reactive atoms that contribute to tissue damage in the body.” So in layman/woman’s terms, polyphenols are chemicals that come from things like fruits, vegetables, nuts, tea and are really helpful in a number of biological processes in the human body. They are very good for us.



Activities for Seniors Staying Home

Apr 11th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Whether seniors are isolated at home now because of COVID19 or live alone and spend a lot of time with no one else around, there are activities with which we can engage that will promote good health and potential longevity. Many of us have a routine that we follow on a daily basis, and that routine may or may not follow healthy senior lifestyle guidelines.

The National Council on Aging is a treasure-trove of ideas and suggestions for healthy aging. They suggest the process of growing older includes attention to health, finances, relationships, personal growth, and community involvement. With all the time we have on our hands, now is a good time to choose to live a healthier and more productive life.



Understanding Senior Loneliness

Apr 10th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Why do seniors experience loneliness? Some (perhaps most) of us consider this a ‘no brainer’. That is, it’s pretty obvious. People, seniors included, feel lonely because many of us spend so much time alone. Duh.

But let’s start peeling off the layers and see what we can discover about loneliness and it’s root cause, social isolation. We need to start from this simple explanation to accurately evaluate and understand the many facets of senior loneliness. So we begin with this fact: Senior Citizens experience social isolation and the resulting loneliness at a much higher rate than the general population. It is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. The National Council on Aging reports that “…one in six seniors living alone in the United States faces physical, cultural, and/or geographical barriers that isolate them from their peers and communities.”



What Are Deputyships? An Explanation

Mar 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Deputyships Explained It is a regular occurrence in the senior population to suffer a diminishing of mental capacity later in life, which could lead to the senior citizen finding it difficult to make decisions for him/herself. In this scenario, he/she can appoint a deputy to make important decisions on his/her behalf, provided that the deputy […]



Falling is Dangerous for Seniors

Apr 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Falls.. Leading Cause of Death for Seniors Falls for people over the age of 65 can be fatal. Amazingly, 28%-35% of people aged 65 and over fall between 2 and 4 times every year. The issue is that a lot of these falls cause fractures and interestingly 87% of fractures in the elderly are due […]



Help for Mesothelioma Victims

Jan 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

treatmesothelioma.com exists to not only inspire hope during these unbearable times but to also provide palliative care and comprehensive information through our website, resources, and educational videos.



Jerry D. Elrod–1972

Jul 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

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HomeCare: The World’s Fastest Growing Industry

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

At this point in time, the US healthcare industry is worth $84 billion and employs 1.7 million people. Employment as a home health aide is one of the fastest growing occupations in the country, with a growth rate of 38% expected by 2024 from a decade previously. On the basis of those statistics, the industry appears to be thriving.



Respite Care: Why it Suits Both Caregiver & Patient

May 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Respite care is critical for the ongoing health and well-being of caregivers. This infographic provides a wealth of information about respite care.



NEW SENIOR TRAVEL SISTER-SITE

Nov 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

http://www.seniorcitizen.travel Jim Becker’s Senior Travel blog is moving to a website of its own. Everyone around here is excited about the new site, and we want to be sure all our readers can find it easily.  The new URL is http://www.seniorcitizen.travel. All of the existing travel articles will remain here on SCJ; all of the […]