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Causes & Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition that occurs when a person’s heart muscle isn’t able to pump blood as well as it’s supposed to. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in those [...]

Tips for Living with Emphysema and COPD

If you or someone you love suffers from emphysema or another form of COPD, there are a number of things you can do to halt the progression of your disease and protect yourself from further [...]

Emphysema and COPD Treatments

While neither emphysema nor COPD can be cured or truly reversed, a variety of treatments are available that can help to relieve a patient’s symptoms and slow the development of the disease. Depending on the [...]

Diagnosing Emphysema and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD), is actually a group of diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, specific types of bronchiectasis, and even severe asthma. Emphysema is most often caused over time by many years of [...]

Understanding Emphysema

Emphysema is a problematic lung condition that causes patients severe shortness of breath. In those who suffer from emphysema, the air sacs within the lungs, or alveoli, have been damaged over time. Some irritant or [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Stroke

Up to 80 percent of all strokes could be prevented. Stroke can happen to any person, at any time, and at any age. Generally, however, the risk goes up as you get older – and [...]

Senior Health

Tips for Living with Emphysema and COPD

If you or someone you love suffers from emphysema or another form of COPD, there are a number of things you can do to halt the progression of your disease and protect yourself from further [...]

Emphysema and COPD Treatments

While neither emphysema nor COPD can be cured or truly reversed, a variety of treatments are available that can help to relieve a patient’s symptoms and slow the development of the disease. Depending on the [...]

Diagnosing Emphysema and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD), is actually a group of diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, specific types of bronchiectasis, and even severe asthma. Emphysema is most often caused over time by many years of [...]

Understanding Emphysema

Emphysema is a problematic lung condition that causes patients severe shortness of breath. In those who suffer from emphysema, the air sacs within the lungs, or alveoli, have been damaged over time. Some irritant or [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Stroke

Up to 80 percent of all strokes could be prevented. Stroke can happen to any person, at any time, and at any age. Generally, however, the risk goes up as you get older – and [...]

Treatments for Hemorrhagic Stroke

What treatment is given for a stroke depends upon what type of stroke the patient is suffering from: an ischemic stroke caused by a blocked artery, or a hemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding directly in [...]

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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January 3, 2014

Foods that Fight Dementia

Our diets affect our brain health, especially as we age. People who eat healthy foods have less damage to their brains’ small blood vessels and experience […]
September 21, 2012

Ten Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

How to have a Healthy Brain 1)      Keep moving – Exercise not only keeps your body healthy but also keeps your brain active and vital.   Higher exercise […]
August 17, 2012

The Aging Brain

Until recently, it was believed that as we age we lose vast numbers of brain cells which contribute to such problems as dementia and memory loss.  […]
February 20, 2012

Weight and Alzheimer Disease

A recent article on WebMD looked at a study that found that older adults who eat from 2,000 to 6,000 calories a day were about twice […]
January 6, 2012

Brain Size Can be Affected by Your Diet

A recent study conducted at the University Of Pittsburg School Of Medicine found that consuming fish once a week may contribute to the manufacturing of brain […]
November 11, 2011

New Research Shows Alzheimer’s Disease is Similar to An Infectious Brain Disease

A recent article published in Science Daily reported that some sporadic cases of Alzheimer’s originate in the same way that mad cow disease develops in the […]
October 12, 2011

Smoking Can Damage More Than Your Lungs and Heart

There have been many warnings about the dangers of smoking and the lives of many Americans have been improved by saying no to cigarettes and other […]
September 26, 2011

New Study Shows a Link between Alzheimer’s and Diabetes

A new study of men and women over 60 shows a much greater incidence of developing Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease following a diabetes diagnosis. The study […]
July 29, 2011

Proper Diet May Reduce Dementia Risk

and other forms of dementia can represent a major challenge for those caring for their elderly loved ones. A number of the more than five million […]