Senior Living Blog - Health & Wellness

Insomnia As We Age

Published October 07, 2019 by Donna Mae Scheib

It is important to know that many of us will face an increased risk of insomnia as we age. Insomnia is typically defined as difficulty falling or staying asleep, and persistent insomnia disorder is a severe condition where insomnia occurs at least three nights per week over the course of at least one month. read more

Skin Cancer for Seniors

Published September 25, 2019 by Donna Mae Scheib

Did you know that according to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer? That's right… 1 in 5 people are expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetimes. read more

It is important to be reminded that the sun and hotter days can often cause certain health complications and some very dangerous drug interactions. Even common prescription medications might pose some medication side effects. read more

Nocturnal leg cramps can happen to any skeletal muscle of the human body, but they typically occur in the calf muscles (gastrocnemius), the front or back thigh area (hamstrings or quadriceps), or the feet and where any of the muscles cross two joints. These cramps can involve just part of a given muscle or all of the muscles in a particular group at one time. read more

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition that is described as a common mood disorder for those individuals who exhibit depressive symptoms at the same time each year, most commonly during the winter season. Basically, the reduced amount of sunlight during the winter months disrupts the internal clock of those affected by SAD. read more

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