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Anxiety in Seniors

Anxiety disorders can arise at any age. It is estimated that around 20% of adults suffer from an anxiety disorder. Furthermore, it is relatively common for anxiety to increase with age. Unfortunately, depression and anxiety disorders tend to go unrecognized and untreated in older adults. Luckily, senior living communities like Northfield have health and wellness…

yoga for seniors

4 Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

There are a lot of risks that come from aging. For example, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoarthritis tend to occur as we age. Another concerning statistic about aging is that senior citizens have higher rates of depression and anxiety. One way to help the body and mind is yoga. Northfield offers a variety of senior…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. The disease is progressive. The symptoms begin mild with memory loss and gradually progress to the inability to perform day-to-day activities. There are two proteins involved in the progression of Alzheimer’s. The first is amyloid which…

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Pain Management Tips for Seniors

Pain is a natural part of aging. However, senior citizens are less likely to tell their doctor that they are experiencing pain. That doesn’t mean that it needs to go untreated. With that in mind, Northfield offers various senior services to make sure their residents are looked after while maintaining their independence. Pain Management for…

World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by weakened bones. The condition deteriorates bone mass and reduces strength. People with osteoporosis are more susceptible to bone fractures. Most commonly, fractures are of the hip, wrist, and spine. A majority of the time, osteoporosis isn’t diagnosed until an unexpected bone fracture happens. Once a fracture happens, the person…

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How Reading Can Improve Mental Health

Independent senior living communities typically offer various programs and services to residents to enhance and enrich their lives in retirement. One of the services that the professionals at Northfield take pride in is our senior wellness services, including services for nutrition, exercise, and social connectedness. One activity that can strengthen social connectedness along with other…

depression in seniors

Recognizing Depression in Seniors

Unfortunately, depression can happen to anyone. However, seniors can fail to recognize the symptoms of depression. Sometimes, that leads to them not getting the help they need. Luckily, senior living communities like Northfield offer health and wellness services that may help combat depression in seniors. Northfield is a senior living community in Brownsburg, Indiana, that…