Category: Wellness

Getting a Good Night s Sleep: Helping Diagnose Sleep Problems in Seniors

Smiling Senior

By: SleepAdvisor.org Sleep deprivation at any age is detrimental to one s overall mood and physical well-being. Even young children can be irritable and have trouble concentrating when they don t get enough sleep, but as we get older, the consequences of sleep deprivation become even more pronounced. And considering that nearly half of people between the ages of 65 and 84 report symptoms of insomnia on a regular basis, sleep issues are clearly a problem for aging adults. Although some of…

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic: History and Potential Solutions

By: www.Addictions.com Prescription opioids now account for the majority of overdose deaths. Most are related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and tramadol. This epidemic has resulted in government agencies, public health officials and medical institutions scrambling to find answers to curtail this dangerous trend. Prescription opioid drugs, when used as prescribed, offer relief from pain. Vicodin and OxyContin are among the two more popular ones. Both of these substances, when misused, are highly addictive. And it s no surprise therefore,…

5 Ways to Help Your Senior Patients Make Healthier Choices

Provider Educating Senior Patient

By Jason Lewis jason_lewis@strongwell.org strongwell.org/ Older adults face more and more healthcare obstacles, from arthritis to heart disease to osteoporosis to dementia. Empowering seniors to take control of their lifestyle choices is an effective way to turn these obstacles into opportunities. Doctors can teach healthy decision-making to people who face unique health challenges by guiding seniors through their choices for physical and mental well-being. Not only does this provide support for chronic illnesses and pain, but it can be a…