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Senior's Health

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Quiz: Do You Understand Senior's Health?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

You can stay healthy and potentially even prevent certain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and heart disease by eating a healthy diet.

Explanation:
A great deal of how healthy your senior years will be depends on lifestyle factors. You can stay healthy and potentially even prevent certain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and heart disease by eating a diet rich in veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and low-fat dairy.
2

Your body loses the capacity to deal with medications like a younger and more healthy person might as you age.

Explanation:
Not only do you acquire more chronic healthcare conditions as you age, but your body loses the capacity to deal with medications like a younger and more healthy person might. You should always confer with a pharmacist or your healthcare provider before starting a new prescription or over-the-counter medication.
3

Sensory impairments are not a mental health issue that seniors often face.

Explanation:
Mental health problems in seniors often relate to disability, cognitive or sensory impairments, mobility issues, chronic pain and death of family members or friends. Caring for your mental health – whether it’s having a support system in place, seeing a psychologist or taking antidepressants – is as important as your physical health.
4

As you age, you may need to schedule more visits with your primary healthcare provider.

Explanation:
As you age, you may need to schedule more visits with your primary healthcare provider. Schedule a yearly visit with your doctor and discuss necessary screenings as needed.
5

Staying active can help you prevent falls and fractures.

Explanation:
It’s essential to stay active to maintain range of motion, flexibility and even to prevent falls and fractures. Talk to your physician about a healthy exercise plan for your needs, and work with a fitness trainer or exercise specialist to create a customized cardiovascular and strength training plan.