Aging Facts for Older Adults and Phoenix Assisted Living Care

08 Nov 2018

They are referred to as the golden years and there are reasons for it. Getting older has its perks, one is good at using what one has learned which is called crystalized intelligence which keeps getting better.

If you have senior family members suffering from mobility or memory problems, they would need assisted care and support at all given times for their well-being. It is advisable that you move them to an assisted facility for getting the best results. Anthem Senior Living is one such acclaimed facility in the Phoenix region in Arizona which consists of some of the most compassionate and experienced caregivers. It is an award-winning assisted living Anthem facility in the region.

Senior health challenges we work with:

  1. Dementia
  2. Alzheimer’s disease
  3. Lewy Bodies Dementia
  4. Companionship Care
  5. ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  6. High Blood Pressure
  7. Wound Care
  8. Bed Bound Patients
  9. Feeding Tubes / Picc Lines
  10. Arthritis
  11. Heart Disease
  12. Cancer
  13. Respiratory Diseases
  14. Diabetes
  15. Falls
  16. Depression

Few things that no one tells about aging:

Emotion Control– As per scientists, older people might control their emotions better, and focus more on how to make the most of life. One gets more agreeable as one ages. An individual is also likely to be happier and less inclined to get angry.

Taste for Life– With aging, medications, illness (colds, flu, gum diseases, etc.) and allergies all can change your sense of smell and taste and that can affect your diet and health. You can spice things up by trying some olive oil, herbs like rosemary and thyme, garlic, onion, peppers, or mustard. Stay away from the salt.

A Morning Person– In the 60s, there’s a good chance for an individual to become the morning person that one always wanted to be. This can be attributed to the fact that our sleeping patterns can shift as we age, so we get sleepier earlier and wake up earlier.

Goodbye Migraines– Those migraines you may have had much of your life may go away once you hit your 70s. Only 10% of women and 5% of men over 70 still report migraines. With aging, some may experience migraines as visual or sensory disturbances without pain.

No Early Retirement– Early retirement is an option that you should never consider unless you have a second career option. As per a study, people who work hard at a job they enjoy live the longest. That, along with good friends and a good marriage, could be the key to sticking around a while.

Self-confidence- Self-confidence increases with aging and increases with wealth, education, good health, and employment. It may take a dip after 60 which can be attributed to health issues and the fact that people start searching for a new sense of purpose following retirement. It can be changed with a healthy lifestyle inclusive of healthy diet and exercise.

Less or no Stress– Older adults report less stress than their younger counterparts. It doesn’t go away but 9 of 10 older adults say they do enough to manage it.

Secret to Healthy Aging:

When it comes to aging well, exercise and diet are the most important. The other thing you control that can help you along: a positive attitude. Aging is just in your mind. As per a study, thinking positively about getting older can extend lifespan by 7.5 years. See the glass half full, which can play a big role in living better and longer than things such as low blood pressure and cholesterol, which have each been shown to increase life span by about 4 years.

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