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People 65 Years and Older & Influenza

It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared with young, healthy adults. This is in part because human immune defenses become weaker with increasing age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. In recent years, for example, it’s estimated that between about 70 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 50 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in this age group. So, influenza is often quite serious for people 65 and older. A Flu Vaccine is the Best Protection Against Flu The best way to...

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Seniors!

5 keepsake gifts that celebrate special memories 1. Custom photo album Showcase special photos or events so your older adult can reminisce anytime. For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you could create a custom book they’ll love to read by adding simple text to photos or images they enjoy. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $16 Shutterfly – from $16 2. Custom photo calendar Help your older adult keep track of days, months, and appointments while seeing smiling family faces. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $25 Shutterfly – from $25 3. Custom photo blanket Keep your older adult warm and cozy with familiar faces all around. These photo blankets are especially nice for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Walmart – from $45 Shutterfly fleece blankets, woven blankets, or custom duvets – fr...

Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: How to Fight Loneliness During the Holidays

By Danielle Fritze | 12.15.2016 Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: 4 Steps to Combat Loneliness in Seniors It’s December, and the holiday season is in full swing. It’s the time of year for good food, and good friends and family—at least for most of us. But for many others the holiday season can remind them of just how lonely they are. The U.S. Census estimates that as many as 28% of adults aged 65+ lived alone in 2010, but a person doesn’t have to live alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can affect anyone who doesn’t feel meaningful connections with other people. Loneliness is more than an emotional issue; it has real implications for physical and mental health. Recent research has shown that feeling lonely or being isolated affects mortality in a similar way to that of a smoking habit of...

What is CBD: A Beginners Guide

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)? CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. More interesting than that is how CBD may support a sense of peace and wellness in human beings. Don’t worry, it’s not intoxicating, so you can add CBD to your everyday routine without experiencing a high. At SeniorsCBD, we are dedicated to improving your physical and mental well-being. We’ve crafted products with your busy life in mind. That said, we know that all the information out there about CBD can get overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ll serve as a resource for you as you learn more about how CBD can support you. We offer CBD in many forms. You may have seen people use sublingual CBD Oils, also known as CBD tinctures or CBD hemp oil. These oils are popular because they are absorbed under th...

CBD: Medical “Marijuana” Without the High

Bottom Line: You don’t have to get high to get healed Now legal in 29 states, medical cannabis (aka marijuana) can treat a wide variety of ailments from cancer pain to seizures. But what if you don’t want to get high to get relief? That’s where cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from marijuana, comes in. Unlike its more famous cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause even mild euphoria…or give you the munchies. Yet CBD is the subject of some of the most exciting medical research in the field today—it has numerous potential therapeutic applications that may turn it into the next wonder drug for treating epilepsy, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and a host of other diseases and ­ailments. Case in point: Epidiolex, a newly developed drug (key ingredient: CBD), reduces seizures by 3...

Floyd Landis Is Now a CBD Mogul

BY BILL GIFFORD | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN BANDUCCI | VIDEO BY DEREK CALL Nov 13, 2019 Floyd Landis is up to his eyebrows in cannabis. Actually, higher than that: Most of the plants in this one-acre patch, rich and lushly green, stand a good foot or two taller than the former pro cyclist and disqualified Tour de France winner. On this warm Thursday in mid-September, Floyd and two colleagues are making the rounds of Amish farms in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, checking on their crops. The plants are the same species—Cannabis sativa—that produces the marijuana that people smoke to get high, only they are technically hemp, special strains bred for low THC content (the chemical responsible for the “high”) and high concentrations of CBD or cannabidiol, the substance used in the creams, e...

How Seniors Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

Seniors should never be left out of the equation, especially when it comes to the holidays. There are a few ways that they can help in the kitchen without getting in the way. They’ll be thrilled to contribute, and you get some assistance at the same time. Here’s how your aging loved ones can help this Thanksgiving. 1. Picking the Menu Seniors have a lot of experience with Thanksgiving. Include your aging loved ones when planning the menu. Seniors may have special dietary restrictions or may have trouble eating certain foods. Involve your senior when building your menu and select foods that everyone will love. 2. No-Bake Side Dishes There are all sorts of side dishes that don’t involve any cooking at all. Set the ingredients out on the counter along with the recipe. Let th...

Want Extra Years of Life? Keep Blood Pressure Tightly Controlled

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tighter control of high blood pressure may add years to people’s lives, a new study estimates. Researchers calculated that for a typical 50-year-old with high blood pressure, more aggressive treatment could translate into three extra years of life. Eighty-year-olds would have less time to gain, but it could extend their lives by an average of 10 months, the study projected. The estimates are based on a new analysis of a government-funded clinical trial called SPRINT. Back in 2015, it found that tighter blood pressure control prevented more heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people aged 50 and up, compared with standard treatment. Patients on the intensive regimen aimed to get their systolic...

It’s Not Pot: What Senior Living Providers Should Know About CBD

It’s Not Pot: What Senior Living Providers Should Know About CBD By Tim Regan | April 8, 2019  WPD | CC BY 2.0 Original Copy: Senior Housing News While it doesn’t get you high and may not treat as many conditions as advertised, CBD could have an even larger immediate impact on senior living than marijuana. For one, CBD is everywhere these days, including in cookies, coffee and even dog treats. And in a sign of the times, pharmacy giants CVS (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens (NASDAQ: WBA) are both planning on rolling out CBD-infused products in many of their stores across the U.S. At the same time, CBD products have seen growing appeal among older adults seeking relief from inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, aches and pains or other common maladies. Additionally, recent legislation has legalized hemp...

6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you’ve been a caregiver for more than a few weeks you’ve experienced a certain degree of caregiver burnout. Be on the lookout for these six common signs of burnout. If you find yourself thinking or saying these things, you may want to seek help from your doctor and consider finding some respite care. 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout I just don’t feel like talking to or seeing anyone today—even my friends and family. If you discover that you consistently don’t want to interact with people, especially close family and friends, it could be a sign that caring for your elderly loved one is becoming too draining. I used to really enjoy reading mystery novel...

Is the Cannabis Space Inclusive Enough of Seniors?

Did you hear about the grandmother who went to a dispensary? Though this may seem like the set-up for a joke, it’s simply just reality. Every day, more and more people over the age of 50 are walking into pot shops. According to a study published earlier this year in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, approximately nine percent of U.S. adults between ages 50 and 64 used cannabis in 2018. That number represents an increase from 2013, when seven percent of adults in that age group reported themselves as cannabis consumers. For those aged 65 or older, the numbers rose from 1.4 percent to three percent. Those figures are certain to rise again as multiple factors — including a growing sense of normalcy surrounding cannabis and more widespread access — continue to bring older, first-time customers to t...

One-In-Seven Americans Use CBD, According To A New Gallup Survey

Federal regulations haven’t been issued for CBD yet, but that’s not stopping Americans from utilizing the cannabis compound, according to a survey released by Gallup on Wednesday. In fact, one-in-seven Americans (14 percent) report using some form of CBD, primarily for therapeutic purposes. The poll, which involved phone interviews with more than 2,500 adults from June 19-July 12, illustrates the wide appeal of CBD nationwide since the 2018 Farm Bill was approved in December, federally legalizing hemp and its derivatives like cannabidiol. Though young adults and people living in the West are the most likely to use CBD (20 and 21 percent, respectively), people from all demographics and regions are evidently partaking. Almost one-in-10 individuals 65 or older use CBD, for example. And 13 per...