Blog 2018-02-20T19:15:25+00:00

Illnesses

Understanding & Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder that affects the nervous system. Because it develops gradually, you may at first dismiss the early symptoms, such as slight tremor in one hand. But while a [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a shockingly common condition in older adults, particular those with dementia. Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which occurs in patients between age 30 and 64, can sometimes be caused by an inherited change in [...]

Facts and Fiction About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is the number one cause of dementia today, particular among older adults, and the number of cases diagnosed each year is on the rise. This has led to some persistent myths and misunderstandings when [...]

Tips for Living with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

More than 30 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older, and at least 15 million of those are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Living with someone who has been [...]

Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Some medications and strategies for managing the condition may temporarily improve some of the symptoms, which can help patients to improve their ability to function and [...]

Senior Health

Understanding & Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder that affects the nervous system. Because it develops gradually, you may at first dismiss the early symptoms, such as slight tremor in one hand. But while a [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a shockingly common condition in older adults, particular those with dementia. Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which occurs in patients between age 30 and 64, can sometimes be caused by an inherited change in [...]

Facts and Fiction About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is the number one cause of dementia today, particular among older adults, and the number of cases diagnosed each year is on the rise. This has led to some persistent myths and misunderstandings when [...]

Tips for Living with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

More than 30 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older, and at least 15 million of those are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Living with someone who has been [...]

Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Some medications and strategies for managing the condition may temporarily improve some of the symptoms, which can help patients to improve their ability to function and [...]

Stories

What to Do when a Heat Wave Strikes

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 [...]

What Happens to Your Bones as You Age?

As people age, your bones are likely to contract in size and thickness. They also get brittle and are prone to fracture. Some bones also tend to become shorter. Muscles usually lose strength and flexibility. [...]

Things You Didn’t Know About Food

1. Waste.  It may be a surprise to learn that hunger and starvation around the world is not due to a lack of food. The world produces enough food to feed every person on earth. [...]

What to Eat When You’re Depressed

Did mom have it right?  Will eating something that you really enjoy make you feel better! Many people who feel depressed find comfort in food. The problem is, the choices tend to be “junk food” – chips, [...]

Is “Old Age” Going Out of Date?

Researchers have recently discovered what they call “Father Time genes”, genes that decide how fast we age. This discovery could lead to anti-aging drugs that may slow, or even stop, the aging process by isolating [...]

How to Minimize “Senior Moments”

Don’t remember where you left your keys? Memory lapses are often common as we age, but as long as these lapses aren’t disrupting your life, there’s no need to worry.  Stress, depression, vitamin deficiency, insufficient sleep, [...]

News

Suggested Activities for Seniors with Dementia

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 [...]

How Seniors Can Cope with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 [...]

Staying Healthy as You Age

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 [...]

Possible Skin Issues for the Elderly

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) [...]

Aging Affects Joints and Bones

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 [...]

Taking Care of Older Folks

Elderly people are habitually restless. Many of them are scared of losing their autonomy and financial wellbeing. Moreover, seniors may be specifically concerned regarding deteriorating eyesight and poor health. In fact, they are confronted with [...]

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