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Smart Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe in the Summer
Published: 1 month ago

  Summertime is an ideal time to enjoy the great outdoors, whether you’re lounging at the pool or firing up the grill. However, the heat and sun can pose serious health hazards for seniors if they don’t take the proper precautions. As bodies age, they become less efficient at regulating…

Dementia and Elderly Falls
Published: 5 months ago

In adults over seventy-one in the United States, the prevalence of dementia is estimated at 13.9%, a total of over 3.4 million individuals. The older someone gets, the higher their risk of developing any of the various causes of the syndrome of impaired memory and cognition known as “dementia.” Among…

The Serious Consequences of Falls in The Elderly
Published: 5 months ago

Elderly people are at an elevated risk of injuring themselves in a fall. A variety of health problems and age-related changes, affecting balance, bone brittleness, muscle strength, and other factors, all contribute to an elevated risk of serious injury compared to a younger person. Not only are older people more…

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Alzheimer’s?
Published: 5 months ago

One of the most common and often devastating medical conditions associated with old age is Alzheimer’s disease. Associated with declining cognition and memory, it’s the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. This chronic neurodegenerative disease gets increasingly worse over time, as damage to the brain itself from amyloid…

The 4 Most Important Vitamins for Seniors
Published: 6 months ago

As you get older, your body’s nutritional needs can change, and you can even become less efficient at absorbing some vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from the food you eat. Because of physiological changes associated with aging, there are certain vitamins that will become more important as you grow older. To…

4 Common Causes of Dementia
Published: 7 months ago

Dementia – defined as a category of brain diseases of various kinds that impair a person’s ability to think clearly, to make judgements and decisions, and to remember things — is one of the biggest health concerns for seniors. Many people struggle with some degree of impaired memory and cognition…

Can “Brain Games” Help Prevent Memory Loss?
Published: 7 months ago

Many seniors struggle with some degree of memory loss, as well as other types of cognitive impairment. This can range from relatively mild, considered a normal part of the aging process, to quite severe, as in age-related neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The older you get,…

Know the Signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Published: 8 months ago

As people age, the brain — like the rest of the body — experiences physiological effects of aging. These effects can impact a person’s ability to think clearly, and to remember pertinent information. Mild cognitive impairment is a medical condition and ICD-10 diagnosis, which may represent an early phase of…

5 Tips For Healthy Eating
Published: 10 months ago

In your golden years, it is important to eat well and maintain a healthy diet. As you age, your body goes through many changes, requiring adjustments to your lifestyle and habits. Members of the elderly community often struggle with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart…

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