Health Problems every Elder should be Aware Of
Among the care beneficiaries of Bella Care Home, at least eighty percent of them are suffering from these common health issues among the elderly.
- Heart Disease
Heart-related illnesses remain to be the number one killer among adults aging sixty-five years old and above. In 2014, Center for Disease Control and Prevention has listed almost 500, 000 deaths due to heart ailments.
This has been so for senior citizens are at a high risk of stroke and other heart diseases due to high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol level in the body. Physicians would repeatedly recommend elders to do this to prevent getting heart diseases: “Eat, exercise, rest and have a goodnight sleep.”
This infamous disease is the second leading cause of deaths among senior citizens in the country. At present, 28% of senior males and 21% of senior females are living with cancer.
This disease is difficult to prevent as there is no single cause has been discovered yet. Be that as it may, various experiments and studies are already currently and continuously done to find the best way to prevent cancer, as well as to cure it.
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s will not only affect the life of an adult, but also the elderly’s family.The Alzheimer’s Association has even recorded that one in nine senior citizens or 11% of their population is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Experts have recognized that this disease’s prevalence is due to the human’s mind being slowly impaired because of ageing.
According to the report of CDC, 25% of senior citizens are living with diabetes, and it has caused the death of more than ninety thousand citizens in 2014.
The disease is characterized as the radical change in the level of glucose in a person’s body. To stay away from this disease would mean staying away from tasty pleasures like eating sweets.
Generally, arthritis is not deadly. However, this is a disease which is most prevalent among the elderly population. It is estimated to affect 50% of all adults with age sixty (60) and above.
Arthritis is also one of the primary reasons why senior citizens have difficulties in living a healthy and active life. Once one is diagnosed with the disease, each patient shall already stay away from foods which have high uric acid content.
Residents of our assisted living facility in Clovis California regret that they failed to research more on the health risks they might suffer if they continue living their unhealthy lifestyle. Therefore, everyone of us is tasked to share this information to elders for them to start revamping their lives into a healthier one.