According to recent studies, by 2030, the number of people with ages 65 or more will represent 20 percent of the population. Currently 13 percent of the U.S citizens are of this age. The number of the people over the age of 85 will increase more than 50 percent. Even so, the number of nursing homes dropped 9 percent in 9 years, from 2000 to 2009. It seems that fewer and fewer nursing homes are being built as well.
Money Problems Led to This Situation
The Fiscal Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted the research which the revealed that the situation of the nursing homes is bad. It seems that the reason why the number of...
As we age, certain activities become more difficult to perform, and sleeping is one of them. According to the specialists these changes occur after the age of 40. After that age, the odds of suffering of at least one sleep problem are very high. Many people experience various sleep disorders and insomnia on a regular basis. As people get older, their sleeping pattern changes. Many experience a fragmented sleep, which prevents them from being fully rested.
Insomnia can be triggered by Numerous Factors
There are various reasons why people over a certain age have sleep problems. Medications can lead to sleeping problems. Some drugs...
There are lots of cases when couples who are over the age of 50, quit having sex, or even if they do it, they do it very rare. They might feel tired; they might not feel in the mood, the reasons are varied. People might feel pains and aches which can influence one’s life. Experts have stated that in order to be able to have sex without pains, it is advisable to take anti-inflammatory pills one hour before doing the deed.
Try new things
There are cases when making love, or sex, causes some discomforts. Some positions might put pressure on the back, the neck, and so on, and in time, the pain can get unbearable. One of the ways...
It is pretty interesting to work from home, because you have total freedom. You are the one who establishes a schedule, and you do not need to worry about the distance to work, about what you are going to wear, and so on. There are various jobs from home people can get if they want to make some extra money. There are many who have a permanent home job, and who manage to live just fine.
What options do we have?
One of the home jobs people can get is the translator-interpreter. As you can imagine, in order becoming a translator, or an interpreter, or even both, you need to know the foreign language very well. It is very...
Although for most older people a hospital is like a refuge, it becomes clearer and clearer that the hospitals can be very dangerous places, especially for the elderly. Furthermore, the hospital itself is not such a big problem, but the procedures that may be performed there may be a source of worrying, especially when it comes to surgeries. Although older people can undergo surgeries, most of the times they can be more life-threatening than helpful.
Moreover, according to the researchers involved in this new study, which shows how dangerous surgeries can be for nursing home people, it seems that even very simple procedures,...
Being single in your 40s is not something so bad. Your kids are all grown up, they can take care of themselves and you have the house all for yourself. You also have the money you always needed, you have quite some free time at your hands. What do you do? You take some time off from everything that has been going on in your life and you go on vacation. Probably in the last couple of years you have been trying to get a break from everything and couldn’t. Well, it is about time you did something about it.
Vacations are Helpful
No matter what you are going through right now, a vacation from everything is the best way of getting...
According to a recent research, fitness level is extremely important, as it is able to reduce the risk of death. This occurs regardless of the body weight. Even if the body weight has remained the same, but the fitness level has been increased, the chances of death have been reduced. The study which appeared in “Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association”, was conducted on men, but researchers believe that it can be applied to women as well.
Fitness level reduces death risk
14,345 men, the majority being white and from the middle or upper class, participated to the study. Researchers discovered that men who...
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