Tag: Wheelchair

Elderly Activities: Managing the Day-to-Day Issues

Elderly Activities: Managing the Day-to-Day Issues

Many of the day-to-day tasks people take for granted in their younger years become more onerous for the elderly. Activities like the four below—meals, transportation, hygiene, and mobility—can become challenging.
It’s important to ask for help when these tasks become difficult and to take advantage of resources in the community

Independent Living to Dependent Living: A Staged Approach

Independent Living to Dependent Living: A Staged Approach

Anticipating how your needs will change with aging can be daunting, but taking measures to plan for those changes can make the eventual transition from independence to dependence smoother. Careful planning can also potentially prolong your independent living, allowing for more of your needs to be met inside your home.
Consider

Which Walker Will Work for You?

If muscle weakness or balance issues mean that you’ve been using a cane to help you walk, there may come a point when you need more support than it can provide. “While a cane can be a useful device to help you keep your balance, it still leaves your legs

Strengthen Your Heart with Exercise

“Aerobic exercise is the most beneficial for the cardiovascular system and will result in a stronger, healthier heart. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, or five 30-minute sessions,” says Pamela Geisel, MS, CSCS, a performance specialist at the Tisch Sports Performance Center

A Power Wheelchair Makes Getting Around Easier

If your mobility is severely restricted but you’ve been putting off getting a power wheelchair because you fear it may underline your lack of independence, think again—it could give you the freedom to get out and experience life again. “A power wheelchair can enable you to get around independently without

Ask the Doctor: Glucose Meters; Power Wheelchairs; Resting Heart Rate

Q: I have diabetes, and I dislike sticking my finger in order to check my blood sugar. Are there any needle-free glucose meters?

A: Not yet, although they are in development—researchers are working on urine tests, sensors implanted under the skin, and even “smart” contact lenses that are designed to measure

Leisure Time Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk

Rise up, couch potatoes, and toss aside those remotes. Whether you’re overweight or you’ve smoked before, it’s still not too late to beat back some of the ravages of time, and this includes preventing cancer.

New findings show that engaging in some physical activity (PA) during your leisure moments—perhaps mindfully setting

“Motability”: What It Means, How It Helps

“Motability”: What It Means, How It Helps

Motability—a hybrid of motor and mobility—is both a term and an entity largely unknown in the U.S., most likely due to our ease of access to automobiles and lack of reliance on public transport. But in the United Kingdom, the land of the publicly funded National Health Service), the term

More Older Adults Using Mobility Devices

About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older use mobility devices—such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs—according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 2015. Researchers interviewed 7,600 Medicare beneficiaries, and found that 16.4 percent of seniors used a cane, 11.6 percent used walkers,

From the Editor: Face Your Challenges, and Adapt…

Getting older can be a real challenge to our emotional and physical wellbeing. Our memories become less sharp, we may suffer numerous aches and pains due to long-term wear and tear, and our functional abilities may be affected by illness and disease. All of these are downsides that may have

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