Sleep issues in the elderly are rather common. Obstructive sleep apnea, or short disruptions in breathing during sleep that occur when the upper airway gets frequently obstructed, is the most prevalent kind of sleep disorder experienced by older individuals, according to the National Sleep Foundation. It is believed that 20 to 60 percent of adults over the age of 65 are affected by it.
In the United States, approximately 28 percent (14.7 million) of community-dwelling older persons live alone, with older males accounting for 21 percent and older women accounting for 34 percent. The proportion of persons who live alone grows with age (for example, among women under the age of 75, almost 44 percent live alone). How many […]
Families in Arizona that include a member who is elderly, defined as 60 years or older, are given higher priority in the application process. Senior folks and older individuals can take advantage of a food and nutrition assistance program. What age is considered the elderly? Elderly: According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), everyone above […]