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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Safety tips for seniors at home

After 65+ age the life have changed for everyone and experience some problem regarding decline in their mental faculties and in visions and with health too. At this age elders could not be able to take care themselves and hurt themselves unintentionally. We should know about their safety.

Old Age Solution describes all safety tips regarding for senior.

1- Home Safety for seniors.
  1. Remove obstacles in the house that could cause trip.
  2. Install lights on the stairs with light switch at the top of the stairs and at the bottom of the stairs.
  3. Install handrail at the stairs.
  4. Put non-slipper mats in the bathroom on the shower and on the floors.
  5.  Install bar in the bathroom, around the toilet and the tub to hold.
  6. Paint your doors with a different and highlighting colour to avoid tripping.
  7. Put on hip pads for high risk of falls.
  8. Make home lighting brighter, but prevent glare.
  9. Visit doctor and checked vision often.
  10. Start exercising regularly, especially tai chi or yoga to increase flexibility and strengthen muscles and joints.
  11. If you are not able to stand properly then do exercise on chair.
  12. Make the big number plate for home for better visibility from the street and do the same inside the home so elder’s people can read it.
  13. Give the keys to only trusty neighbours when you leave home. 
  14. Make sure all doors are locked when you are busy with your work and your beloved seniors with you at home.
  15. Tell elders does not open door for anyone expect us.
  16. If elder wants to use phone help them.
  17. Don’t tell anyone that you’re elder alone at home.
  18. Don’t let them think that they are alone. Turn on a radio or television in another room to give the impression that someone else is around.
  19. Make it a habit to be security conscious.
  20. Use a microwave rather than the stove.
  21. Install the smoke detector in all rooms and check often.
  22. Do not let then wear loose clothes that can cause of falling and fabric while they are cooking.
  23. Keep a fire extinguisher handy.
  24. Put the switches at the entrances.
  25. All the electric wires should be fixing properly and not be open from anywhere. 
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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Stay fit in old age

When people start getting old, in most case, they start facing health problems. Though this is very common but if neglected this may turn out to be alarming. To make the ‘second innings’ of your life blissful you need to seriously start making small but significant changes in your lifestyle.
Old Age solution provides you with some useful tips to make your life happy and healthy: -

1. Follow your Passion: - You spend your whole life just to earn bread and butter for your family and never really think about yourself. A person never retires from his/her responsibilities towards his/her family. But, when you get retired from your employment, you have that time when you can follow your passion, pursue your dream. When you start following your passion you are born again and find new energy in yourself. It improves your mood, you sleep well, and you are excited and energized for a new day. Just do what you wanted to do like Go for an adventure, Become the artist you always wanted to be, or become a member of any club and devote yourself to a cause.

2. Change the Eating habits: - When people are young they eat whatever they want sometimes because of a necessity/situation or because that tastes good. At that age the digestive system is strong but in the old age things do not remain the same. You have to change your eating habits and drink more water, eat green vegetables, fruits and fibrous whole grains and cut down on meat consumption.

3. Stay Fit: - Staying healthy and keeping your body fit should be your priority. There are some basic exercises which you can do at any age like Morning walk and Evening walk, Yoga, Stretching of body etc.

4. Stress: - This can be a real dampener. This affects mind and body in the worst ways possible. There are many ways to avoid stress and live a healthy, happy live. For that you need to keep yourself occupied, follow your passion, change your dream and/or join groups of people of your age group. Be socially active and explore interesting places. You may follow these simple tips to change your life and to beat the stress.

5. Leave bad habits: - Many people fall for bad habit such as smoking and drinking, very easily and then find it difficult to come out of these or quit these habits. Later, it becomes the main cause of declining health and other worries. If you do not quit these habits in time then it might become the main health issue.

6. Regular check up: - There are some healths concerns that are not in your hand and to prevent these, it is essential that you visit the doctor every month for a regular health check up.  This helps in a ‘big way’!

Arthritis of old age people

It is very common diseases among the people and not well understood. It’s not a single disease. It is referring to joint pain or we could call it as a joint disease. Arthritis can attack on joints area of any joint part of body. Some of them can reason change which you can see and feel it such as pain, swelling, warmth and redness in your joints and some of cause less troublesome symptoms, but slowly damage your joints.There are more than 100 types of arthritis in the world. Every age of people, genders and any races from the world can face the arthritis. As we mention in the above that there are more than 100 types of arthritis but which one from these arthritis for older people.
There are three types of arthritis which is commonly sees in adults and above 65 ages of adults have experiences this arthritis which is very common but very painful.
Rheumatoid arthritis

Osteoarthritisis the common type of arthritis in Elders. It starts when cartilage begins to turn into tattered and wears away. Cartilage is a tissue which works as a pad bones in the joints of the body. The cartilage in a joint wears away, leaving a bone that rub against each other. You would feel this in your hands, neck, lower back and weight-bearing joints of your body, such as knees and hips.

1.   Inflexibility and mild pain which comes and goes with activities elders do like walking, bending, or stooping to severe joint pain that keeps on even when you rest or try to sleep.
2.  Sometimes people would feel the pain in the joints even they have not moved them for a while. Once the tautness goes away when you move the joint.
3.  It can also cause problems moving joints and sometimes disability if your back, knees, or hips are affected.


Itis an autoimmune disease which means your body attacks the lining of a joint just as it would if it were trying to protect you from injury or disease. It leads to inflammationin your joints of body. The inflammation causes like pain, swelling, and stiffness that lasts for hours. It can happen in different joints at the same time. You cannot be able to move the joints. People who are suffering from it don't feel well.

The effect of RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS can attack any joint of the body like fingers, wrists, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles, feet, and neck. If you have on one side of your body in the joints than it is a possibilities to have on the other side of body in the joints andit can also attack organs like heart, muscles, blood vessels, nervous system, and eyes.


It is the painful type of arthritis. An attack can begin when crystals of uric acid form in the connective tissue and/or joint spaces. These deposits lead to swelling, redness, heat, pain, and stiffness in the joint. Gout attacks often follow eating foods like shellfish, liver, dried beans, peas, anchovies, or gravy. Using alcohol, being overweight, and certain medications may also make gout worse. In older people, some blood pressure medicines can also increase your chance of a gout attack.

Gout is most often a problem in the big toe, but it can affect other joints, including your ankle, elbow, knee, wrist, hand, or other toes. Swelling may cause the skin to pull tightly around the joint and make the area red or purple and very tender. Your doctor might suggest blood tests and x-rays. He or she might also take a sample of fluid from your joint while you are having an attack.

Depression of Old age people

When people getting older they will depress very easily and it is a common problem in seniors. As they depress they will lose the happiness in their life like energy, sleep, craving, Interest and relationships with their near and dears. 

Most of the time the senior and we are not able to recognize the symptoms of depression.
Oldage solution tells you the symptoms of depression so you will help your adultery. 
  •  Feelings of despair.
  •  Aggravated aches and pains.
  • Loss of interest.
  • Not much involved in social and with people.
  • Loss of weight.
  •  Hopelessness or Helplessness kinds of feeling.
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of energy.
  •  Not get proper sleep.
  • Worries about being a burden.
  • Feelings of worthlessness.
  •  Movement would be slow.
  • Consume alcohol and drugs.
  • Fear of death.
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Lose of memory.
  • Neglectpersonal care
  • Skipping meals.
These are some symptoms of depression which you have kept in your mind.
Now told you about the symptoms of depression but there is one more point that we should be know why this depression happen with elders. As we know that depression can happen to anyone at any age but some people over come from this depression mostly young because they would get the enough time to bring back themselves from depression. But with older people its little difficult to them to overcome depression. Once they would go in depression than it is difficult to be normal for them.
 As for elders their life will change when they face the major change in their life which increases the risk of depression. We must understand the cause of depression for elders.

  • Health problems – Due to age health problem is common.
  • Loneliness – Many people don’t live with them that can be cause of depression, living alone.
  • Lacks in sense – Feelings of purposelessness or loss of identity due to retirement or physical limitations on activities you used to enjoy.
  • Fears – Fear of death or dying.
  • Recent bereavements – The death of friends, family members, and pets; the loss of a spouse or partner.

In the above we understand the symptoms and cause of depression but now the question is how we prevent from this depression and what we do so we can come out from this depression.
oldage.solution we are going to provide you some important information to reduces the chances of depression.
There are some tips:
Keep them active and busy. When your body and active and you keep yourself busy in work then there is less possibility to get depressed so we do same with our beloved elders. Keep them busy plan a trip, movie with them, do activities together that your beloved used to enjoy, go walk with them.
Make schedules for them.We know that it is not possible for you to be with them every time so for that you can prepare schedules for them like Group outings, visits from friends and family, organise trips for the withlocal senior or community centre can help combat loneliness. Depressed people feel often better when they are surrounded by others.
Prepare healthy meal for elder.A healthy food makes people healthy and poor food can make depression poorer. So give a proper food to your elders and make a diet chat from doctor give them meal on the time and other nutrition too like fruits, vegetables, whole grain and protein.
Visit doctor and follow their treatments.Don’t let your elders to stop the treatment help them with their treatment and visit the doctor with them and always encourage them.

Do emotional Support. If your beloved elder is depressed, so you can be with them for their emotional support. Listen to them with patience and compassion. Do not let them realise that you being stuck with them. You cannot fix their depression but you can reduce it by your emotional support. Don’t criticize feelings expressedHelp your elder to find a good doctor, give them your company to appointments, and offer moral support.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Prostate Problems

The prostate is a small gland about the size of a walnut, located below the urinary bladder of men and surrounds the urethra (the tube through which urine passes out of the body). It has an important function in male reproduction. After the age of 50 years, prostate problems are very common. Due to the action of the male sex hormone, the prostate enlarges. Prostatic enlargement is benign in most individuals. However, the enlargement can also attain malignant proportion in some patients.

Some problems that a man may face related to prostate are:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Acute bacterial prostatitis
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Prostate cancer

Symptoms of enlarged prostate can include:
  • A weak or slow urinary stream
  • A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Getting up frequently at night to urinate
  • A urinary stream that starts and stops
  • Straining to urinate
  • Continued dribbling of urine
  • Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing

For cancer that has not spread from the prostate to other parts of the body, your doctor may suggest:
  • Watchful Waiting or Active Surveillance.
  • Surgery.
  • Radiation Therapy.
  • Hormone Therapy.

Signs that indicate a prostate problem are:
  • Frequent urge to urinate: you may feel like using the washroom again and again
  • Need to get up many times during the night to urinate
  • Not being able to urinate: Enlargement of the prostate may block the urinary tube, as a result one may not be able to urinate.
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs
  • Dribbling of urine

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Monday, 19 October 2015


Cancer is the second most common disease in India responsible for maximum mortality with about 0.3 million deaths per year. The causes of such high incidence rates of these cancers may be both internal (genetic, mutations, hormonal, poor immune conditions) and external or environmental factors (food habits, industrialization, over growth of population, social etc.)

Age is the strongest risk factor in the development of cancer. Though the relationship between cancer and ageing is unclear, the increased risk of cancer in old age is possibly due to: poor cellular repair mechanisms, activation of genes that stimulate cancer and suppression of genes that prevent cancer, decline in surveillance against cancer and life time exposure to carcinogens.

There are certain cancers which mostly occur after the age of 50 years. These include head and neck cancer and cancers of the female genital tract, upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and prostate. Half of the breast and haematological malignancies are encountered after the age of 60 years.


  • Maintaining a healthy weight can also reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Physical activity of at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity each day should be done by all adults.
  • Women over the age of 40 should have a screening mammogram every year till the age of 70 at least.
  • Various screening tests for example Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, Colonoscopy every 10 years, Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years, CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years, etc. should be used by both men and women after the age of 50 years.
  • Women aged 21 to 29, should have a Pap test every 3 years.
  • Every individual, irrespective of their age, should check their skin for new moles that are large, or irregular; contain more than one colour, or change colour.
  • Regularly visit you family doctor and ask for preventive measures.
  • Women over 20 years should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) regularly.
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015


Diabetes in the early stages can be difficult to detect. Someone in their Prediabetes stage may however notice that there:
  • More often Hungry
  • Weight is decreasing despite eating more
  • Thirst has increased
  • Frequency of going to the bathroom has increased
  • Energy levels have decreased.

All of those are common symptoms associated with diabetes, so you are likely to find them if you are suffering from it.

There are no fixed reasons because of which a person could be suffering from diabetes, however, there a few factors that might increase the risk of a person’s increase in blood sugar. They are:

  • Overweight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Family history of diabetic patients.
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Old Age
  • Gestational diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol

Tips for people suffering from diabetes

A registered dietician (RD) or certified diabetes educator (CDE) can help you create a meal plan that’s full of good-for-you and good-for-your-blood-glucose-level food. The goal of the meal plan is to control your blood glucose level and keep it in the healthy, normal range. Your meal plan will be made just for you, taking into account your overall health, physical activity, and what you like to eat.

Diabetes in older people cannot be diagnosed the same way as younger. Treating diabetes too aggressively can make seniors more prone to hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. For frail older people with multiple conditions, the condition can be more dangerous than high blood glucose readings. Another reason to treat diabetes differently in older people: They may find it increasingly difficult to manage the daily monitoring, medications and dietary requirements.
Exercising tips for diabetes patients:

  • Exercise is safe—and highly recommended—for most people with type 2 diabetes including those with complications. Along with diet and medication, exercise will help you lower blood sugar and lose weight.
  • As long as you're totalling 30 minutes of exercise each day, several brief workouts are fine
  • Increase activity in general—such as walking or climbing stairs—rather than a particular type of exercise.
  • Too often, people overestimate the amount of exercise they get and underestimate the amount of calories they consume. (A step-counting pedometer can help.)
  • Working out with friends can be an important motivator, particularly for people over 60
  • Set specific attainable goals, like working out atleast 4 days a week.
  • Reward yourself for reaching the goals you set for exercising.
  • Putting up notes or motivational posters in the house could be used as a reminder for you to exercise.
  • Keep a record in a daily diary of you exercising goals and how much you exercised. Joining an activity class helps you to maintain regularity and also the members of the class could help you in case of an emergency.
  • Very high exercising goals could turn into demotivators rather than motivators.
  • You're more likely to be successful if you focus on changing one behavior at a time, rather than everything at once (like taking medication, checking your feet, switching your diet, and exercising).
  • For patients above 60 it is really important that they consult a doctor before exercising, or even exercise under supervision.
  • Test your blood sugar regularly.

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