As we age, what are some of the most common health problems we face? In order to enjoy our golden years, how can we manage these well? Growing older, it is natural to be concerned about our health, as there are numerous health problems, such as hypertension, arthritis, and other chronic health conditions that we should look out for. As such, it is critical to understand the issues that individuals encounter as we age and to know that there are preventative steps that may put yourself or your loved ones on a path to healthy aging.
Constipation and Incontinence
Constipation and incontinence are common conditions that come with age and can have a negative influence on the quality of life of seniors. In addition to age-related changes, they could be a result of earlier health problems, such as not eating a well-balanced diet and suffering from chronic health disorders. To avoid this, you should eat nutritious food, and exercise on a regular basis.
Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects an individual’s memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms experienced can gradually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, and its symptoms slowly worsen over a number of years. While early-stage Alzheimer’s is mild, late-stage Alzheimer’s results in individuals losing their ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment.
Oral health is one of the most critical concerns for older adults, though it is often overlooked. Cavities and tooth decay can make it difficult to maintain a nutritious diet, as well as lead to poor self-esteem and other health issues. Dry mouth, gum disease, and mouth cancer are all oral health concerns that affect older persons. Regular dental check-ups can help to control or avoid certain disorders. Dental treatment, on the other hand, might be difficult for older adults to obtain owing to the loss of dental insurance after retirement or financial constraints.
Malnutrition in older persons over the age of 65 is frequently misdiagnosed and can lead to other health problems such as a reduced immune system and muscular weakness. Malnutrition can be caused by a variety of factors, including depression, drunkenness, food limitations, a lack of social interaction, and a low income. Committing to minor dietary modifications, such as increasing fruit and vegetable consumption while lowering saturated fat and salt consumption, can help with nutrition concerns.
Depression is a prevalent mental disease among older adults, affecting 7% of the aged population. Unfortunately, this mental condition is frequently misdiagnosed and mistreated. Because depression may be a complication of chronic health issues, addressing those diseases is beneficial. Furthermore, supporting a healthy lifestyle, such as improved living circumstances and social support from family, friends, or support groups, can aid in the treatment of depression.
Come to Discovery Village At Castle Hills
When you stay at our senior living community, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best services available. With our Sensations Dining program, we offer a range of delicious and nutritious meals every day to keep you or your loved ones healthy.