How seniors can effectively manage their medications

In the United States, 50,000 people aged 80 and over are hospitalized each year because of an emergency drug reaction. Many seniors take multiple medications daily, and mixing them up can be easy. 87% of seniors are prescribed at least one medication, 36% are prescribed five or more, and 38% use over-the-counter medications. These drugs […]

5 must-read books for seniors

Studies have shown that seniors who regularly read have better decision-making ability, reduced stress, and improved memory. Reading can also reduce anxiety, allow you to sleep better, and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Below is a list of 5 must-read books for seniors along with a short summary of each book. 1. […]

Foods to eat after surgery

Every year, approximately 234 million surgeries are performed worldwide. There are many reasons for having surgery, some of which include making or confirming a diagnosis, implanting devices, redirecting blood vessels, and repairing or repositioning organs or tissues. Whatever the reason, it can cause trauma to the body. One of the things to help make a […]

How seniors can stay engaged during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unforeseen challenges for people around the world. Mental health remains at the forefront during this time of isolation and stress. Mental health includes our social, psychological, and emotional well-being. It determines how we relate to others, make healthy choices, and handle stress while affecting how we feel, think, and act. […]

How seniors can stay busy during the winter

Winter is the time of year when we tend to spend more time indoors. Although it can be hard to stay busy during the winter, it is important to keep the body and mind active. Here’s how seniors can stay busy during the winter. Below is a list of five of the most popular activities […]

7 ways to promote a healthy heart

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death worldwide but 80% of these deaths are preventable by managing risk factors and changing your lifestyle. Heart disease is caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in your arteries, called atherosclerosis. As a result, blood cannot flow through the arteries to the organs as well, which can […]

Tips to reduce sundowning

Sundowning, also known as late-day confusion, is more prevalent in seniors and can cause restlessness, irritability, and agitation. Sundowning can continue into the evening and night, making it harder for seniors to fall asleep. Although researchers don’t know the exact cause of sundowning, it is believed to be due to a disruption in circadian rhythms, […]

How to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle

Below is a list of tips to help you maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. 1. Eat well. To boost your immune system to protect yourself against illness-causing bacteria and harmful viruses, try diets that are rich in lean meats, fruits, and vegetables. In addition, try to limit your consumption of foods that are high […]

Winter safety tips for seniors

Snowy winter street

When the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, seniors run a higher risk of health problems and weather-related injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. Boom Health has put together a list of winter safety tips for seniors. 1. Be aware of black ice. Black ice presents a major risk for car accidents and […]

Easy eye exercises that slow age-related vision changes

As we age, so do our eyes. Eye problems and diseases become more prevalent with age. Exercises can help slow the rate of eye deterioration and make your eyes feel better. Below is a list of 5 easy eye exercises that can slow age-related vision changes. 1. Figure eight. Started from a seated position. Imagine […]