It's a commonly believed "fact" of senior life that as we age, we need less sleep. But that's not always the case. Because many seniors have difficulty falling and staying asleep, a good night's sleep often becomes more elusive as we age. Sometimes the answer is a change in sleeping conditions— a new bed, a sleep mask or less light or noise. And medical intervention is to be expected for more advanced cases of insomnia. But there's another element that's often overlooked— our diet.
Next month is American Diabetes Month, and in honor of the observance, we wanted to share a few facts to help you get a picture of how the disease is affecting the health of Americans—especially when it comes to senior healthcare.
If ever there were a fountain of youth, diet and exercise would be it.
Forget about the steroids. Don’t bother with the hormone treatments. Scientists have yet to find any antiaging program that delivers on its promises. Even worse, many treatments have a harmful effect on your health.
Aging isn’t a disease. It doesn’t need a cure.
However, if you want to see healthier, more dynamic senior living, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to keep living well as you get older.
Eating well plays a significant role in maintaining good health at all ages. Whatever your age, how you eat can have an impact on your health, but eating healthfully may be of extra importance for senior life.
If you aren’t able to make it down to see all the action at Churchill Downs this year, don’t worry. The dining and events staff at Marjorie P. Lee is ready with advice to help you put on a sensational Derby Party at home in your own retirement community.