Senior Health Center

Senior lifting weightsEach decade brings a new set of health issues to contend with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue living an active life. This upcoming wave of baby boomers is redefining what it means to be a senior because hiking, running marathons and cycling are just a few of the ways they keep in shape. To help you maintain your fullest physical potential, here’s a collection of helpful health articles.

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain which causes the formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, damaging the nerve cells which control memory, thinking and speech. Learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Early-onset Alzheimer’s is rare. Occurring in those ages 30 to 60, it represents less than 5 percent of all who have the disease. Most cases of early-onset Alzheimer’s are caused by changes in one of three known genes inherited from a parent. Learn more about Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Forgetfulness: It’s Not Always What You Think

Memory lapse is natural to a certain extent, and typically expected with aging. However, it is important to know when these pockets of forgetfulness go well beyond the realm of normal. Learn more about forgetfulness

Healthy Sleeping Habits and the Elderly

Every person needs sleep; not only does a good night’s sleep help you look and feel great, your basic survival depends on it. People who enjoy 7-9 hours of restful, uninterrupted sleep nightly have notably better physical and mental health than those who don’t. Learn more about healthy sleep habits for the elderly…

Humor and Laughter: Health Benefits for Seniors & Resources

Researchers know that laughing lowers blood pressure while increasing blood flow and oxygen intake, all positive physiological effects that have been linked to a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. Read more about the health benefits of laughter

Physical Activity Helps Older Adults vs. Adults Under 65

For adults over the age of 65, regular physical activity becomes one of the most important contributors towards a healthy and long life. However, those under 65 abide by a set of guidelines that may not be what older individuals with different needs desire. Learn more about physical activities for adults over 65 vs under 65…


Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a disease that negatively impacts how the body processes glucose (sugar) from foods that are rich in carbohydrates such as fruits, dairy products, grains and highly refined items like soda, candy and sweets. Learn more about diabetes…

Preventing Falls and Brain Injury

For the elderly, falls certainly pose a great threat for traumatic injury. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year one out of three adults over the age of 65 will experience a fall. Learn more about preventing falls and brain injury.

Substance Abuse Among Seniors

Although it’s a topic not widely discussed, abuse of illicit and prescription drugs is a major issue for many older adults. It can also have a profound impact on any senior housing situation, but there are solutions. Learn more about substance abuse among seniors…

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