Statistics show that roughly one in five seniors are living with limited mobility. Also known as mobility impairment, it can affect their quality of life. With limited mobility, seniors may struggle to perform otherwise common physical activities that they once enjoyed. Fortunately, there are still...

Aerobic exercise is essential for healthy aging. It's been shown to lower the risk of many age-related chronic diseases. Unfortunately, many seniors fail to meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) recommendations for aerobic exercise. According to the CDC, over three in four seniors...

Nutrition plays an important role in healthy aging. As we age, our bodies will become more susceptible to chronic diseases and other adverse medical conditions. Fortunately, certain nutrients can fend off these diseases and conditions. Below are seven essential nutrients for healthy aging. #1) Calcium Calcium is...

Fractures are a major concern for seniors. There are 206 individual bones in the human body. As our bodies age, these bones will lose some of their density, making them weaker and more vulnerable to fracture. Research published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Many people assume that dementia and Alzheimer's are the same. Both terms, in fact, are used interchangeably to describe chronic cognitive disease involving memory loss. While people who suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia often experience memory loss, that doesn't mean they are the same. Dementia...

Back pain is a common ailment from which seniors suffer. According to one study, in fact, between 12% and 49% of all seniors experience back pain. Other studies have shown an even higher prevalence of back pain among seniors. Regardless, the general consensus...

Anyone can develop a bruise at any age, but seniors often develop them more frequently than their younger counterparts. As a senior ages, he or she will typically become more susceptible to bruising. While most bruises heal on their own without the need for medical...

Do you know a senior with high cholesterol? If so, you might be wondering whether it's a health concern. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 95 million Americans aged 20 and older suffer from high cholesterol. Seniors, unfortunately, are...

Do you have a senior friend, family member or loved one who's been prescribed medication? Medication is often prescribed to men and women of all ages, but it's most common among seniors. According to a report by the American Association of Consultant Pharmacists, seniors between...