As a person ages, there are common health concerns. SDSU Extension compiled these resources to provide more information about common health concerns among people of an advanced age.
Food is a cornerstone of our lives. Not only is food necessary for keeping us alive, sharing a meal with other people is one way we connect and build relationships. Understanding how our nutrition needs change over time is critical to staying healthy.
Do you want to remain in your home and community, even when facing chronic disease, disability or short term injury? If you said yes, you are like many people across our great state. Our homes, communities, and technology are significant barriers to remaining independent.
Our bathroom is both the most critical and the most dangerous room in our home. When it comes to remaining in the home, our bathroom is often the deciding factor. Imagine while recovering from surgery that you or a loved one need to use a wheel chair. What would it be like to wash your hands? What about more complex tasks such as using the toilet or bathing?
As the population gets older, it will be beneficial to develop affinity between the generations. SDSU Extension compiled these resources to help.
Population aging refers to an increase in the average age of a population and an increase in the proportion of adults over the age of 65. The Babyboom generation began joining the ranks of adults over the age of 65 in 2011.
A cataract is a change in the lens of the eye that causes it to cloud. Most cataracts are simply the result of time. Research suggested that more than half of people over the age of 80 have a cataract or surgery to remove a cataract. In fact, surgery to remove cataracts is the most common type of operation performed in the United States.
The following article contains information on housing options for disabled adults including links, resources, and other information.
Caregiving is one of the most challenges and rewarding roles a person will ever have. There are steps a person can take to reduce some of the challenges of being a caregiver. SDSU Extension compiled these resources to help.
The number of adults with dementia is projected to increase by 25% over the next decade. Providing care to a person with dementia can be very challenging. SDSU Extension created this page to help caregivers. Our goal is to make tools available to caregivers so they can spend less time worrying about caregiving and more time with their loved one.