By Monika Kaloyanova, Executive Coordinator at Concierge Care Advisors
There are many facts about the health of seniors that. Aging is a natural part of life and as we get older, physical changes and almost every organ can affect the health and lifestyle of seniors. There are many diseases and conditions that become more prominent in the elderly. A balanced diet and regular exercise are linked to better health for seniors, and routine screening tests are recommended. Some of the changes that the elderly experience is with their skin. It can look and become dry, and itch as a result of less natural oil production. Their bones, joints and muscles lose density and shrink in size, so it is important to exercise daily. Mobility and balance is often affected by age and more falls occur, which result in more damage to the body. Teeth and gums can become weaker and dry because the salivary glands produce less saliva, so regular dental checks and regular brushing can help prolong the changes. Problems with the memory in seniors is common and while it is normal to forget where you left the key or if you locked the door, dementia and Alzheimer’s has become prevalent in our society, so it’s important to understand the signs of these diseases . Hearing loss as we age is due to the nerves of the structure and can dim hearing and cause hearing loss. Eyes may become drier, resulting in the lens of the eye losing its accuracy, which can cause blurriness. Wearing glasses or contact lenses can help correct the problems. Some exercise tips for successful aging can include walking, swimming, cycling, strength training, resistance training, flexibility and balance exercises.