This is a myth as our eyeballs are normally fully developed by the time we reach our early 20s, and the good news is they don’t shrink as we get older. Your eyes look smaller when the skin above and under the eye is loose or wrinkled, known as Eyelid ptosis which simply means loose … Read moreWhy do your eyes get smaller as you get older ?
To maintain balance, our brains must rapidly and continuously integrate and then process the sensory information received from three these systems, visual (eyes), vestibular (inner ear and semi-circular canals) and somotosensory (sensation feedback from joints in our neck, spine, knees and ankles) systems. These provide us with the sensory information about our bodies and the … Read moreWhy do older people seem to find it difficult to balance ?
The elderly or older person gets diabetes when their blood glucose, also called blood sugar becomes too high. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form to develop as we get older. Blood sugar levels fluctuate constantly during the day, so it is important that you do regular blood glucose testing, and monitor what you … Read moreWhat is the normal blood sugar level for an 80 year old ?
Before buying a walker or rollator it’s important that you find out the differences between them and which one is best suited for your needs. Hopefully this guide will give you all the information you need to making the right choice for you. The Ultimate Guide to Walkers and Rollators 2022 ( 12 of your … Read moreThe Ultimate Guide to Walkers and Rollators (12 of your questions answered)
As you get older, your muscle mass naturally decreases, but this doesn’t mean it’s not too late to start rebuilding your aging muscles. In addition to a good diet and the right lifestyle changes, to effectively build muscle the elderly and seniors need to do regular, strength building exercises. Depending on your body type and … Read moreCan a 70 year old plus elderly man build muscle ?
Getting older for many of us is a slow, gradual and natural process. We start to feel a bit stiffer in our joints when we wake in the morning, we are less flexible with reduced strength, stamina and our balance deteriorates. Our posture becomes more stooped and our walking is not quick and assured with … Read moreWhy are falls a bigger deal for elderly people ?
Many elderly and seniors feel that they are too old to start exercising, they feel weak, tired or just too lazy to exercise regularly in the form of walking. In fact, around 1 in 4 older people between the ages of 65 and 75 takes regular exercise with many people feeling that by walking regularly … Read moreHow many steps should a 70 year old walk in a day ?
As time goes on getting older becomes more and more daunting with inevitable changes to our physical and mental health, loss of function and independence. At some point or other we have all thought about what problems we might face as we get older. What is the hardest part about getting older ? Answer snippet:The … Read moreWhat is the hardest part about getting older ?