Being a caregiver for a parent or loved one shows compassion and an unrivaled level of appreciation. However, it’s important to note that caregiver health is just as important as the recipient of care.
Over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and just over a quarter of those are aged 65 or older. That means that roughly 12 million seniors are currently living with diabetes in the United States alone.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss, and nearly 50% of those 75 years or older have difficulty hearing. Hearing impairments can cause issues and frustration for caregivers, family, friends, and even to the seniors themselves.
Veterans served the United States, and regardless of their branch or length of service, they deserve a level of respect and veteran benefits from the country, fellow citizens, and especially their loved ones. With Veterans Day around the corner, we encourage you to take the time to honor and celebrate the senior veteran (or any veteran) in your life!
With over 6 million seniors affected, and only 10% seeking treatment, senior depression is becoming a more prominent problem among the senior population. While the first thought in your head is likely, “why is the percentage of those seeking treatment so low?” you should consider certain variables.
Alzheimer’s disease has affected the lives of many, whether it be experienced firsthand or something we watch a loved one endure; its impacts are significant. Thankfully in today’s era, bright minds and eager hearts are pushing back with intense Alzheimer’s disease research. They are fighting the good fight, and in the future not so distant from now, we hope to see this disease done away with entirely.
While some may assume that the only way to a healthy life is through strenuous exercise, it’s important to note that, that is not the case! There are plenty of activities or exercises that provide health benefits for seniors. The key to a healthy and happy lifestyle does not have to revolve around intense workouts or exercise solely. Senior health care can come off as an intimidating topic, but it shouldn’t be one. Oaks Senior Living would like to provide you with a few activities to ensure you are leading a happier and healthier lifestyle!