You have likely heard advice for how to stay healthy your whole life, and you probably have turned a lot of that good advice into habit. As your body ages, however, you may need to adjust many of the ways that you care for yourself to adapt to the aging process and extend your lifespan. This can include anything from changing your diet to adding a tinnitus assessment. Here are four practices that can improve longevity to add to your self-care repertoire.
Urinary incontinence is a condition wherein a person is unable to control his or her bladder. Around 3.4 million people in the US suffer from this condition. There are several incontinence treatments available, and a urologist or other medical professional will help understand the type and severity of incontinence experienced and prescribe treatment. One of the newest procedures used to eliminate urinary incontinence is BTL Emsella.
If you or someone you love is aging into the 70s or 80s, you may be thinking about options for living comfortably later in life. Some move in with relatives, make adjustments to their current homes so that they can live alone in their houses, or weigh the pros and cons of living in an assisted living community. An assisted living community is a community with an integrated service program run by a team of healthcare professionals and other staff, and is intended for elders in the late stages of life. Some of those services typically include exercise or wellness programs, laundry pick-up and drop-off, recreational activities, and medicine management. Some assisted living services are offered in independent neighborhoods, while others are in areas with infrastructure specifically for these services, like near hospitals and existing nursing homes.
Human ageing is a multidimensional process of human beings that is heterogeneous, intrinsic, and irreversible; it begins with conception, develops during the course of life and ends with death. It is a complex process of biological and psychological changes of individuals in continuous interaction with the social, economic, cultural, and ecological life of communities, during the course of time.
There are changes as we age that no one can warn us of, but they must be experienced. No two couples will experience the same thing, so each spouse must learn to adjust to their unique situation. My husband and I went through a period where unexpected expenses, and helping with the grandchildren, led to us not being able to maintain our vehicles. It was difficult, and we did not like this situation, but we found ways to make the best of it. We walked to the park, and the neighborhood store, with the grandchildren. We took them on rides on the city bus, and they really enjoyed it.
It has taken a lifetime of hard work to build a wonderful life like the one you have. Over the years that you’ve worked, you’ve saved for retirement, bought a house (or locked down a long-term rental), and accomplished so much. Now, as you grow older, it’s time to rest and enjoy the fruits of your hard work.
A few years back my husband and I went on a hike to a local water fall. Our oldest son got the two trails mixed up so he and two of our grandchildren ended up on the easy trail, why my husband and I along with the other grandchild went up the rough trail. We climbed straight up the mountain, scaling ledges that overlooked a 20 foot drop into water. We walked on steep paths, climbed boulders and several times did not think we would make it. At least twice, my husband said he could not go any further and encouraged us to go on without him. Both times our middle grandson Dre, told his grampy that he could do it and asked him to keep going.
Moving towards retirement is a different phase of life that requires some changes. Your body may start experiencing changes as you become older. These changes are normal but can have negative consequences if you are not aware of them and are proactive about them.
Putting smart technology to work in your home before you retire is a good idea. With the right technology, you can monitor your front door from your phone, and check on the temperature inside your home. You can even set your lights and thermostat to turn on exactly to your liking, as soon as you walk in your space.
Stress lowers our longevity, and the way we make money is the most likely source of stress in our lives. People who undertake a myriad of responsibilities tend to bear a lot of physical and mental stress that catches up with them later. If you find yourself in this position, there are methods of mitigating the damage from stress so you can make it to retirement happy and healthy.
“You need a hearing aid!” come the dreaded words from your spouse or friends or kids. Along with those words is the underlying implication: You’re getting old. Your body is beginning to wear out. These are truths (or half-truths) we don’t want to hear. But could all those naysayers be wrong? You still feel good, keep yourself healthy. Sure, there might be a few extra pounds or a couple of wrinkles showing, but you’re sure your ears are still hearing like they did ten years ago. So perhaps you don’t really need help with your hearing like your significant others are telling you. Let’s check out all the reasons why they could be wrong and your hearing is fine. You really don’t need a hearing aid—do you?