Health Info & Resources for Seniors
The Alzheimer’s Association says that 1 in every 10 people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. At that rate, one could assume that there are over 14,500 people in the Lehigh Valley with dementia (the US Census Bureau estimate in 2016 put the County’s 65+ population at over 145,000).
What are your all-time favorite main dish, sides and desserts to make for residents and why?
Broiled flank steak with Sauce Robert
Sautéed zucchini in garlic wine butter
Duchess sweet potatoes piped on a pineapple ring
Mental decline is one of the greatest fears of older adults. In fact, a 2010 survey asking what disease Americans most feared found that 31% of respondents answered Alzheimer’s. This was second only to cancer, which got 43% of votes and far outpaced heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Today, more than 72,000 Americans have reached the age of 100 and that exclusive club is growing. Between 2000 and 2016, the percentage of centenarians increased by more than 43 percent. Whether you aspire to reach 100, or just want to feel your best, there are several things you can do to stay healthy physically as you grow older.
If you’re like many of your generation, it was not unusual to return home only for meals, threatening storms and your mother’s increasingly angry calls to come in out of the dark. Back then, you headed off for adventure and weren’t about to be deterred by a little – or a lot – of heat.