Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive and irreversible disease that affects memory, cognitive skills, and even the ability to carry out everyday tasks. The fear that a loved one’s dementia may be caused by Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming, and the diagnosis can be devastating. Understanding more about this disease [...]
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The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease that progressively destroys memory, thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out even basic tasks. In people with Alzheimer's disease, brain cells begin to break down and eventually die, resulting in a steady decline in the patient’s memory and overall mental function. [...]
Hot weather is often a major issue for people. Everyone is bothered greatly once the temperature soars. A heat wave can be worse. It does not only cause discomfort but also leads to a large number of sicknesses and deaths due to heat strokes. The elderly are the most susceptible to heat strokes for a number of reasons. The first reason [...]
leisure time activities for seniors Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It weakens an old person’s memory, judgment and actions. Research says the disease accounts for 50% to 80% of cases for cognitive as well as cerebral deterioration. Loss of memory may not be so serious during initial stages but [...]
Rheumatoid Arthritis is considered an auto-immune disease which results in the body attacking itself. The disorder occurs in body joints and usually lasts for several hours. It also produces pain, fatigue, fever, joint inflammation and rigidity. This type of arthritis occurs symmetrically on both sides of the body. Rheumatoid Arthritis can not only affect your [...]
Old age is unavoidable for all of us. As we grow older, our bodies become frailer, and our internal organs start to decline. This is why we are not only encouraged to stay active and healthy but also to follow a proper diet for the wellbeing of the body. Elderly folks, as well as younger [...]
In the past, doctors were very concerned with lack of Vitamin D among kids. In fact, food for children is reinforced with nutrient to avert bone diseases like calcium shortage or “rickets”. Now, doctors have suddenly become more mindful about the lack of calcium in elder folks. The reason is calcium deficiency can always lead [...]
It is important to cope with stress especially for elderly folks. This is one way for you to preserve emotional stability. In fact, tensions can be good for you since these can do good things for you such as keeping you vigilant; testing your decision-making capability; reinforcing the potential of positive thinking; and boosting your [...]
Old persons (60 years and above) go through skin changes. This will definitely depend on factors like the food you eat, lifestyle, genetics, and personal dependency like smoking. However, extreme exposure to sunlight (ultra-violet ray) is considered the primary cause of damages to your skin. This is capable of breaking down elastic tissue led to [...]
Most elderly folks become vulnerable to osteoarthritis. This is the kind of arthritis that erodes the shield that fills in the space between our bones. It is a chronic ailment and leads to rigidity, tenderness and loss of joint movement. However, medical experts have not explained fully the exact causes of osteoarthritis. The ailment develops [...]