Elderly Gardening

Hobbies for Seniors to Try this New Year

Ah, retirement. After decades of hard work and saving up, now you can sit back and spend glorious days of rest and relaxation, with a lot of free time to do whatever you want. Some people may find that without a job, the sudden amount of free time can be staggering. It can be certainly be boring, but it doesn’t have to be! There are so many possible hobbies and activities to do, depending on your interest, personality, and preferences.

Medication Management

Medication Management for the Elderly

Anti-hypertensives, anti-hyperglycemic agents, medications for increased blood cholesterol, pain relievers… There are many diseases that age predisposes to. As such, it is no surprise that elderly people, especially those with chronic illnesses, have a lot of maintenance medications. This can have a number of possible negative consequences. Managing medications may be daunting, but effective management is key to you and your loved one’s independence and quality of life.

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Stopping the Clock on Skin Aging

We all age and expect skin changes with the years, but these can be accelerated by environmental and lifestyle factors. Skin aging can be described by the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, dryness, loss of skin tone and elasticity (sagging), and discoloration. Hair is also affected by hair loss and graying.

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Sun and Skin

Even though lounging in the sun feels amazing—and it does have some benefits, such as Vitamin D production and mood elevation—too much of it can also damage the skin. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) light, which can reduce skin elasticity and can lead to premature aging. However, over time, UV exposure causes cumulative damage in the skin through unrepaired genetic mutations, and skin cells proliferate unchecked, thus resulting in cancers.