apple watch series 4

Could a watch improve your health … even save your life?  Believe it or not, the new Apple Watch actually could! Heart rhythms The most notable health feature of the recently released Apple Watch Series 4 will be the ability to take an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) simply by pressing a button. With this watch…

senior sleep issues

As we age, there are a number of physical changes that our bodies undergo. Changes in sleep patterns, for example, are a normal part of the aging process. Whether it is trouble falling or staying asleep or tiredness throughout the day, there are a handful of ways aging adults can effectively treat common sleep disorders.…

The Wave of Purple Has Only Just Begun! Have you noticed that the Seniors Guide’s timeline has an extraordinary amount of purple on it lately?! That’s because we’ve asked our readers to “go purple” in anticipation of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November. Throughout October, for every “go purple” photo you share on Facebook,…

older politicians

People in most professions retire at around 63. But not politicians. Remember we just elected the oldest president in history. And currently, there are 18 members of the Senate who are age 70 and older, with some, such as Dianne Feinstein, Orrin Hatch and Chuck Grassley, well into their 80s. In fact, for the past…

Senior Friends

Senior citizen friendships are essential and can be both similar and dissimilar from friendships in younger years. Making and keeping friends may appear to become more difficult as we age, but that is far from the truth. Senior Friendships As we get older and become new people (in some good and some not so good…

go purple

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month is just around the corner in November. In anticipation of this entire month when we honor the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, the Seniors Guide is conducting a campaign to raise funds for research and awareness for this growing illness plaguing millions (the number of those with Alzheimer’s…

preservatives

There are many reasons why food additives and preservatives are so prevalent in packaged, processed foods.  For one, they help keep food fresh longer and reduce the risk of contamination.  In some cases, like vitamin fortification in cereal, additives can enhance the nutrient value of foods. While some food additives and preservatives aren’t harmful to…

hydrated

Have you been feeling tired, dizzy, disoriented or confused lately? You could be dehydrated. That’s right. Losing more fluids than you’re taking in, or dehydration, can affect you not only physically, including rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, constipation and fever, but also mentally. Your brain is composed of about 75 percent water. According to…

mental health senior

Mental illnesses do not magically go away as we age, though it may seem that way because there is little discussion about mental illness in seniors. In fact, not only does mental illness not go away but instead, it can actually begin in our later years. Factors For Mental Illness In Seniors As people age,…

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